saudi arabia

Jamal Khashoggi 'threatened' by Saudi Arabian official before death: Slain scribe's friend

A Turkish trial is being held separately from a Saudi one that overturned five death sentences issued after a closed-door hearing in September.

published on : 24th November 2020

G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to coronavirus

Three G-20 leaders participating in the summit have been infected by the coronavirus this year: Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and Trump.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Shots fired at Saudi embassy in The Hague; no injuries

Officers found several bullet casings outside the building and local media showed images of bullet holes in windows.

published on : 12th November 2020

Saudi Arabia's PIF invests Rs 9,555 crore in Reliance Retail

The investment values RRVL, the retail arm of Reliance Industries Ltd, at a pre-money equity value of Rs 4.587 lakh crore.

published on : 5th November 2020

Expats will no longer need employers' permission to change jobs, travel or leave Saudi Arabia

Human rights groups have repeatedly called on the kingdom to abolish its "kafala" sponsorship system, described by critics as a modern form of slavery that binds workers to their Saudi employers.

published on : 4th November 2020

Saudi Aramco, Adnoc committed to $44 bn west coast refinery project: IOC Chairman

Aramco and Adnoc are to hold 50 per cent in the project, while IOC has a 25 per cent stake. The remaining 25 per cent is split equally between BPCL and HPCL.

published on : 15th October 2020

Woman seeks MEA’s help to rescue son from Saudi jail

A woman in Hyderabad has sought help from the Ministry of External Affairs to bring her son back from Saudi Arabia.

published on : 11th October 2020

Kerala-based Lulu Group in talks with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund to sell minority stake

Reports said that the Public Investment Fund (PIF) - the Saudi Arabian sovereign fund -- is in talks to buy a minority stake in the Rs 55,800 crore turnover Lulu Group.

published on : 7th October 2020

Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi Arabia eases COVID-19 restrictions

The kingdom had taken the rare step in early March of suspending the smaller year-round “umrah” pilgrimage that draws millions from across the world.

published on : 4th October 2020

Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi eases coronavirus restrictions

Saudi government on Sunday started allowing a maximum of 6,000 pilgrims a day to enter the sprawling Grand Mosque in Mecca.

published on : 4th October 2020

Activists seek justice on anniversary of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killing

Last month, a court in Saudi Arabia issued final verdicts convicting eight unnamed Saudi nationals in Khashoggi's 2018 killing.

published on : 2nd October 2020

Saudi ban on flights to hit Malayalis, airlines badly

Decision comes when country is planning to resume full-scale int’l services, likely to influence other countries, says airline official

published on : 24th September 2020

Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from India, two other countries as COVID-19 cases surge

According to the Johns Hopkins Unversity, there are 330,798 COVID-19 cases in the country.

published on : 23rd September 2020

GoAir operates over 200 charter flights from Saudi Arabia; repatriates over 37,016 passengers

According to the airline, charter operations from Dammam commenced from June 10, while these services from Riyadh started operating from June 11.

published on : 8th September 2020

Saudi Arabia to allow 'all countries' to fly over its skies

The statement makes no mention of the kingdom's rival, Iran, nor Qatar, which Saudi Arabia is currently boycotting.

published on : 2nd September 2020
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