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Saudi Arabia

Indian Expats Stranded In UAE Get Free Accomodation

Dec 25, 2020 PTI

The expats have taken an indirect route of flying via the United Arab Emirates to Saudi and Kuwait since there were no direct flights from their home countries.

'Zero Click' Spyware Targets Phones Of Al-Jazeera Journalists: Sources

Dec 21, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

The malware infected the personal phones of 36 journalists, producers, anchors and executives at Al-Jazeera

Will Covid Vaccine Be Halal Or 'Haraam'?

As companies race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and countries scramble to secure doses, questions about the use of pork products — banned by some religious groups — has raised concerns.

'External Source' Causes Oil Tanker Blast At Jeddah

Dec 15, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

All 22 sailors on board escaped without injury and firefighters later extinguished the blaze

Yemen Rebels Claim Attack On Saudi Oil Facility In Jeddah

The claimed attack comes just after a visit by outgoing U.S. Secretary of State to the kingdom to see Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

29 October, 2020

India Outraged As Global Map On Saudi Banknote Leaves Out J&K, Ladakh


India has asked Saudi Arabia to take 'urgent corrective steps'

07 October, 2020

India's G20 Priorities To Be Own Says Suresh Prabhu


"Our G20 priorities will definitely be our own priorities. But we will also carry forward legacies of previous presidencies. We are not going to just dump it and say we have nothing to do with this," Suresh Prabhu said.

23 June, 2020

COVID-19: Indian Plgrims Will Not Travel To Saudi Arabia For Haj 2020, Says Naqvi


The decision was taken after Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah minister Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten telephoned last night and suggested not to send pilgrims from India for Haj this year, Naqvi said.

23 June, 2020

Saudi Arabia To Hold 'Very Limited' Hajj This Year Due To Coronavirus

Associated Press (AP)

The annual pilgrimage, which is set to begin this year at the end of July, traditionally draws around 2 million Muslims from around the world for five intense days of worship and rituals in Mecca.

27 April, 2020

In Another Reform, Saudi Arabia Abolishes Death Penalty For Minors

Associated Press (AP)

The decision comes on the heels of another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging, replacing it with jail time, fines or community service and bringing one of the kingdom's most controversial forms of public punishment to a close.

26 April, 2020

In Latest Reform, Saudi Arabia Abolishes Flogging As Punishment


Court-ordered floggings in Saudi Arabia -- sometimes extending to hundreds of lashes -- have long drawn condemnation from human rights groups.


24 April, 2020

In Pictures: Muslims Around The World Mark Ramazan With Unprecedented Lockdowns


The World Health Organization has called for a stop to some Ramazan activities to limit exposure to the Coronavirus.

23 April, 2020

Bitter Rivals Qatar And Saudi Arabia To Fight For 2030 Asian Games Hosting Rights

Outlook Web Bureau

Both Qatar and Saudi Arabia have on numerous occasions been accused of human rights violations

23 April, 2020

A First In History: Negative Oil Price, Yes. But Will You Get Money While Buying Petrol?

Bhamy V. Shenoy

The negative oil price has also highlighted the failure of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) and G20 to bring about the oil balance for supply and demand.

22 April, 2020

beIN SPORTS Urges English Premier League To Block Newcastle United Takeover By Saudi-backed Consortium: Reports

Stats Perform

Yousef al-Obaidly, beIN SPORTS chief executive, is said to have asked English Premier League clubs to oppose the Newcastle United takeover

21 April, 2020

Amnesty Warns English Premier League Over Newcastle Takeover By Saudi-backed Consortium


The Magpies are on the verge of being sold to a Saudi-backed consortium that involves Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for around £300 million ($368 million)

26 March, 2020

Coronavirus: G20 Countries To Inject $5 Trillion To Combat Global Economic Slowdown


They also pledged to work swiftly with multilateral bodies such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Health Organization and regional banks to deploy a 'robust' financial package.


19 March, 2020

As Saudi Grapples With Coronavirus, Crown Prince Has Inflicted Two Self-wounds. Is Country Prepared To Deal With It?

Talmiz Ahmad

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has complicated his country’s politics and economics by engineering two crises – the arrests of royal family members and initiation of an oil-price war with Russia.

Photo Gallery

A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test in view of the threat of the new variant (Omicron) of the virus, at a railway station in Patna.

PTI Photo

Beach side temporary shops covered by polythene sheets in the wake of Cyclone Jawad, in Puri.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others during BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

PTI Photo

Indian bowler R Ashwin bowls during the 2nd day of the 2nd test match between India and New Zealand at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

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