Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince appointed prime minister by royal decree

The crown prince, who is heir to the throne held by King Salman, already wields wide powers and is seen as the kingdom's day-to-day leader.

published on : 28th September 2022

India has powerful case to be permanent member of UN Security Council: EAM Jaishankar

Jaishankar said increased India-Saudi Arabia cooperation will benefit not only the region but also the global community.

published on : 12th September 2022

India-Saudi collaboration holds promise of shared growth, prosperity: EAM Jaishankar

More than 18 per cent of India's crude oil imports are sourced from Saudi Arabia. During FY22 (April -December), bilateral trade was valued at USD 29.28 billion.

published on : 11th September 2022

Explore Hegra, the Ozymandias of Saudi Arabia

Left untouched for 2,000 years, a visit to Hegra, a Saudi Arabian necropolis with over a hundred well-preserved tombs, is a journey through time.

published on : 4th September 2022

WATCH | Man held with Rs 41 lakh foreign currency hidden in lehenga buttons at Delhi airport

A cache of 1,85,500 Saudi Riyals valued at Rs 41 lakh and kept neatly folded in square shape inside buttons used in lehengas worn by women was recovered.

published on : 30th August 2022

Saudi Arabia to invest USD 1 billion in cash-strapped Pakistan

This announcement regarding the fresh investment comes days after the State Bank of Pakistan informed about USD 4bn in financing for Pakistan from friendly countries.

published on : 26th August 2022

Saudi doctoral student gets sentenced to 34 years in prison for her tweets

Activists and lawyers consider the sentence against Salma al-Shehab, a mother of two and a researcher at Leeds University in Britain, shocking even by Saudi standards of justice.

published on : 18th August 2022

Saudi Aramco unveils record quarterly profit of 48.4 billion as oil prices soar

Aramco's massive Q2 windfall was the biggest quarterly adjusted profit of any listed company worldwide, according to Bloomberg.

published on : 15th August 2022

Khashoggi ex-lawyer's prison sentence for money-laundering overturned in UAE

Asim Ghafoor was convicted of "money-laundering crimes linked to a US-based tax evasion operation", the official WAM news agency said late on Wednesday.

published on : 11th August 2022

Tiger Woods rejected $700-800 mn Saudi-funded LIV offer, Greg Norman says

The LIV series, spearheaded by Norman and bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, offers record prize money of $25 million per 54-hole event with shotgun starts and no cut.

published on : 2nd August 2022

Yemeni boy with Kerala roots excels in CBSE Class 10 exam

Son of Kamal Muhamed, a Kerala-based businessman-philanthropist, and his Yemeni wife Leila Nasher Mohamed, Haroon was a student of the Yemen Modern School in Sanaa.

published on : 1st August 2022

'Easier now than it has been': Saudi women DJs go from hobbyists to headliners

The possibility that DJs would be welcomed at public events, let alone that many would be women, is something "we didn't expect" until recently, said Mohammed Nassar, a Saudi DJ.

published on : 31st July 2022

Telangana man falsely accused and issued travel ban gets stuck in Saudi for 14 years

The family members allege that the company management told the Saudi Arabian law enforcement authorities that Komuraiah owed money to the firm, resulting in a travel ban.

published on : 25th July 2022

Saudi police arrest man who helped Israeli sneak into Mecca

Police called on visitors to respect the country's laws, particularly when it comes to Mecca and Islam's holiest sites in the kingdom.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Saudi citizen arrested after Israeli reporter sneaks into Mecca

The journalist, Gil Tamary of Israel's Channel 13, on Monday posted to Twitter video of himself sneaking into Mecca, Islam's holiest city, in defiance of a ban on non-Muslims.

published on : 23rd July 2022

‘Saudi Vellakka aims to inform and entertain’: Filmmaker Tharun Moorthy

The team had initially planned a May 20 release but had to put that plan on hold due to various factors. Tharun attributes the release delay to the uncertainty regarding exposure.

published on : 19th July 2022

Fiancee of slain US journalist Jamal Khashoggi says 'blood' of future Saudi victims on Biden's hands

In the form of an imagined tweet by Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, wrote to Biden, "Is this the accountability you promised for my murder? The blood of MBS's next victim is on your hands." 

published on : 16th July 2022

US President Joe Biden confronts Saudi crown prince over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing

"What happened to Khashoggi was outrageous," Biden said Friday night after a meeting with Prince Mohammed in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

published on : 16th July 2022

US President Biden defends pending visit to Saudi Arabia in WaPo opinion piece

It was notable that Biden's op-ed appeared in the Sunday opinion section of the Post, whose writer Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents in 2018.

published on : 10th July 2022

Saudi Arabia scales down restrictions, expecting 1 million pilgrims in largest hajj since pandemic

Saudi Arabia has decided to allow 850,000 Muslims from abroad to make the annual pilgrimage, which begins on Thursday.

published on : 6th July 2022
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