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Saudi crown prince, Erdogan meet in Turkey with 'full normalisation' in sights

June 23, 2022 12:03 pm

The visit is expected to bring "a full normalisation and a restoration of the pre-crisis period," a senior Turkish official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. "A new era will begin."

India buys more coal from Russia, and urea from the US — diversifying supply sources is good policy

June 21, 2022 9:11 am

The growing trade with Russia may not be to the West's liking. While the invasion of Ukraine deserves the widest condemnation, financial sanctions and not buying from Russia don't really help.

Google's data plans in Saudi Arabia 'will risk lives': activists

June 19, 2022 10:20 am

Internet giant Google is creating a "cloud region" in Saudi Arabia. It says it will protect users there. But digital rights activists say the firm will be putting the lives of government critics at risk. Who's right?

Saudi Arabia confiscates rainbow-coloured toys in capital city: Report

June 17, 2022 8:24 pm

The report, which ran Tuesday evening, claims the Saudi government is attempting to protect children from material it believes is promoting homosexuality.

Joe Biden to visit Israel, The West Bank and Saudi Arabia in July

June 14, 2022 9:00 pm

The White House announced that President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Israel, The West Bank and Saudi Arabia in July.

Haj applications from Gujarat drop from 33k in 2019 to over 7k this year

June 03, 2022 4:46 pm

In April, Saudi Arabia had announced that it would permit 10 lakh Muslims to participate in the pilgrimage this year, down from the nearly 25 lakh permitted in 2019.

US President Joe Biden decides on Saudi Arabia visit as OPEC+ boosts oil production

June 03, 2022 8:15 am

White House officials expect criticism from Democratic allies and human rights advocates, but suggest that in the long term a credible Middle East strategy without key leaders in the kingdom is not tenable.

Saudi Arabia is planning the largest buildings ever constructed

June 02, 2022 9:01 am

Long before the rise of Prince Mohammed, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal had announced plans to build the world’s tallest building near Jeddah.

Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 highlights: India celebrates Eid with prayers, greetings, and sweets

May 04, 2022 11:47 am

Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 moon sighting date, today timings in India, UAE, Saudi Arabia LIVE updates: The Muslim population around the world celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr, which is one of the most important festivals

Sloganeering against Pak PM in Saudi: Police books Imran Khan, 150 others

May 01, 2022 1:37 pm

Video clips circulating on social media showed some pilgrims - apparently supporters of Imran Khan - shouting 'chor' (thief) and 'gaddar' (traitor) as soon as Shehbaz Sharif and members of his delegation arrived at the Prophet's Mosque in Madina.


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