Saudi Arabia
World  /  Published 01.08.20

This year, Saudi Arabia opts for Covid-safe Haj

Because of the pandemic, Saudi Arabia said it would this year allow just 1,000 pilgrims — Saudis and foreigners living in the kingdom — for the Haj though some news reports suggested the f...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in

Business  /  Published 22.07.20

Saudi Arabia entry for Tata Communications

Tata Communications on Tuesday said it had secured a telecom licence in Saudi Arabia. The “Type B” licence entitles the company to provide internet  and related telecom services to en...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

World  /  Published 21.07.20

King Salman admitted to hospital

Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder, state news agency SPA said on M...
By Reuters in Riyadh

World  /  Published 16.11.18

Saudi Arabia seeks death for Khashoggi killers

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday that he was requesting the death penalty for five persons suspected of involvement in the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the coun...
By New York Times News Service in Beirut

World  /  Published 19.09.19

All-out war if US or Saudis strike: Iran

A military strike against Iran by the US or Saudi Arabia would result in “an all-out war”, the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Thursday, repeating his government’s denial...
By Richard Pérez-Peña and Edward Wong/New York Times News Service in New York

World  /  Published 18.09.19

Iran may skip UN summit as US yet to issue visas

Iran's president and foreign minister may skip next week's high-level meetings at the United Nations as the US is yet to issue them visas, the Islamic Republic's state-run news agency reported on Wedn...
By AP in Dubai

World  /  Published 17.09.19

Trump shifts tone, plays down conflict threat

President Trump said on Monday that Iran appeared to have been responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he also said he would “like to avoid” a military conflict wit...
By Richard Pérez-Peña, David D. Kirkpatrick and Michael Crowley/ New York Times News Service in New York

Business  /  Published 16.09.19

GDP growth shock for RBI governor

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said he was “surprised” by the 5 per cent growth in GDP in the first quarter, which looked worse than expected.India’s GDP growth o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 16.09.19

Saudi oil burn roils Indian markets

Indian investors ran for cover on Monday following the drone attacks on the oil facilities of Saudi Arabia as they grappled with the possible impact of the strikes on an economy which grew just 5 per ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.18

Mohammed bin Salman's allergy to criticism

It is difficult for a radical to be a reformist. The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, seems to have reiterated this very contradiction. Mr Salman claims to have introduced several re...
By The Editorial Board in


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