India | Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday October 29, 2014
A former Google employee in Hyderabad has been kept under surveillance by the police who suspect he was trying to go to Saudi Arabia and eventually join the militant group Islamic State.
Diaspora | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday October 25, 2014
The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception in Jeddah to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award.
World | Reuters | Friday October 24, 2014
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry on Thursday issued a warning to women not to get behind the wheel in defiance of the kingdom's men-only road rules after a renewed social media campaign to challenge the law by driving in public.
World | Agence France Presse | Thursday October 23, 2014
Female drivers in Saudi Arabia will be dealt with "strictly", authorities said on Thursday before a right-to-drive campaign culminates at the weekend.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 22, 2014
A Saudi court has sentenced 13 suspected members of an al Qaeda cell - 11 Saudis, a Qatari and an Afghan citizen - to up to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack US soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA reported.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 21, 2014
The microblogging site Twitter popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, the kingdom's top Muslim cleric said.
Friday October 17, 2014
Oil has lost more than a fifth of its value since June on heavy oversupply, signs of weak demand growth and indications that key oil producers, particularly Saudi Arabia, have a limited appetite to intervene on prices.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 15, 2014
A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced prominent Shiite cleric and anti-government protest leader Nimr al-Nimr to death after convicting him of sedition, his family said.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 15, 2014
A gunman killed a U.S. national and wounded another in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Tuesday, officials said, heightening Western concerns over security in the world's top oil exporter as regional unrest rises.
Tuesday October 14, 2014
The oil glut of the 1980s, the early days of the modern crude market and a distant memory for most traders, has resurfaced recently in conversations with Saudi officials and veteran analysts who see it as the defining moment behind the kingdom's new ...
Diaspora | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday October 13, 2014
About 22,000 people, who have returned from Saudi Arabia, have registered with the state government seeking assistance for starting self-employment programmes, an official said.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Saturday October 11, 2014
Luis Suarez was replaced with 20 minutes to go in Uruguay's friendly match vs Saudi Arabia but his hopes of a winning international return were ruined by Naif Hazazi's last-minute equaliser for the former Asian champions as they drew 1-1.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 9, 2014
Activists in Saudi Arabia are revving up a right-to-drive campaign using social media in the world's only country that bans women from getting behind the wheel, a campaigner said on Thursday.
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday October 8, 2014
US Vice President Joe Biden called Saudi Arabia's foreign affairs minister on Tuesday and "clarified" his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the Islamic State group, the White House said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
The annual hajj pilgrimage which drew two million Muslims from around the world has been epidemic-free, Saudi Arabia's acting health minister said on Monday.
Monday October 6, 2014
While output surges in the United States owing to oil shale extraction, exports are on the rise in Russia, Libya and Kurdistan. Also, Saudi Arabia cut prices for the fourth straight month last week to defend its market share, suggesting it is unlikel...
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Monday October 6, 2014
Tens of thousands of Muslims, including Indians, ritually stoned the devil in Mina Valley for the second day on Sunday and sacrificed animals to mark the culmination of the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
World | Associated Press | Monday October 6, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday called the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates to clarify that he did not mean to imply in his remarks last week that the Gulf ally was supporting al Qaeda fighters in Syria.
World | Reuters | Sunday October 5, 2014
Taking aim at Islamic State, Saudi Arabia has mounted a battle for hearts and minds at this year's haj, warning pilgrims that the hardline group is "evil" and seeking to recruit their children to fight in Iraq and Syria.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 3, 2014
Tears flowed and prayers filled the air as the annual Muslim hajj by about 1.4 million believers from around the world reached its zenith on a vast plain in western Saudi Arabia on Friday.