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Friday, December 04, 2020

Saudi Arabia


Explained: Why awarding a Formula One race to Saudi Arabia is controversial

November 16, 2020 10:09 am

The conservative kingdom's record on human rights is poor, and critics say high-profile events allow autocratic regimes to 'sportswash' their reputations.

Shots fired at Saudi embassy in The Hague; no injuries

November 12, 2020 1:48 pm

Spokesman Steven van Santen said police were alerted around 6 a.m. (local time) to shots being fired at the building on a stately avenue in the Dutch city.

Saudi Arabia’s PIF to invest Rs 9,555 crore in Reliance Retail

November 06, 2020 3:45 am

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and MD of RIL, said: “We at Reliance have a long-standing relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. PIF is at the forefront of the economic transformation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Watch video: Saudi man crashes car into gates of Mecca's Grand Mosque

October 31, 2020 10:40 pm

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. and saw the man's car ram through a barrier and keep driving until it hit the gate on the Grand Mosque's southern side, the Saudi Press Agency said.

Three dead in church attack, plunging France into dual emergency

October 30, 2020 7:16 am

It was the third attack in two months in France that authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists, including the beheading of a teacher.

Saudi man arrested after injuring guard in attack at French consulate in Jeddah

October 29, 2020 8:34 pm

The French Embassy said the consulate was subject to an "attack by knife which targeted a guard", adding the guard was taken to hospital and his life was not in danger.

France knife attack Highlights: PM Castex raises alert to 'emergency' after killings in Nice

October 31, 2020 12:21 pm

The attack comes while France is still reeling from the beheading earlier this month of French middle school teacher Samuel Paty by a man of Chechen origin.

Explained: What is behind the calls to 'boycott France' in Muslim world?

November 06, 2020 12:49 pm

Hashtags such as #BoycottFrenchProducts, #MacronApologizeToMuslims and #NeverTheProphet have been trending on social media as a response to "anti-Islam" comments made by France's President Emmanuel Macron.

G20, under Saudi Arabia’s presidency, is working towards a more resilient world

October 24, 2020 9:28 am

With Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency, we are at the cusp of another transformation in our strategic cooperation, one that will reap benefits for the global community.

Islamic State tells supporters to target westerners, oil pipelines in Saudi Arabia

October 19, 2020 1:25 am

“Targets are plenty ... Start by hitting and destroying oil pipelines, factories and facilities which are the source (of income) of the tyrant government,” the spokesman, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, said in a recorded speech on the militant group’s official telegram channel.


Breaking protocol, PM Modi receives Saudi Crown Prince at Delhi airport

February 20, 2019 6:50 am

During Salman’s visit, New Delhi and Riyadh will set up a “Strategic Partnership Council” at the ministerial level to deepen partnership in areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture


Killing Kashoggi: How a brutal Saudi hit job unfolded

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

An autopsy expert. A lookalike. A black van. Our video investigation follows the movements of the 15-man Saudi hit team that killed and dismembered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

EU parliament urges Saudi arms embargo

February 26, 2016 4:17 pm