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11-Mar-2018 Riyadh

Saudi king orders setting up of anti-corruption units

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Sunday ordered the creation of specialised anti-corruption units in the public prosecution, the media reported.The units will specialise in investigating and prosecuting corruption-related cases, which will be directly...

19-Feb-2018 Riyadh

Arun Jaitley co-chairs India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission meet

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley led the country's delegation at the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Consultative Mechanism meeting here on Monday.The Saudi delegation at the talks was led by the kingdom's Trade Minister Majid Al Qasabi."Co-chairing the 12th...

18-Feb-2018 Riyadh

Arun Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the royal palace here."Called on His Royal Highness The King of Saudi Arabia, February 18," Jaitley tweeted following the meeting. Jaitley is on a two-day...

07-Feb-2018 Riyadh

Sushma Swaraj calls on Saudi King

In keeping with India's growing ties with Saudi Arabia, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud here on Wednesday."Steps to further intensify our strategic partnership in all sectors...

07-Feb-2018 Riyadh

Sushma Swaraj, Saudi Foreign Minister discuss deepening bilateral ties

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday met Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir here and discussed deepening of India-Saudi Arabia ties."Discussions focused on enhancing trade and investment, energy, defence and security, culture and people-to-people...

27-Sep-2017 RIYADH

Saudi King issues order allowing women to drive

 Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday issued a royal decree allowing women to drive in the kingdom.The decision has overturned a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the repression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom,...

22-May-2017 Riyadh

Donald Trump, Ghani discuss terrorism, Afghan security

US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism, a White House statement said on Monday.In a brief meeting on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit...

22-May-2017 Riyadh

Pakistan committed to Muslim world's unity : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his country is deeply committed to the unity of the Muslim world and the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue.Sharif's statement on Sunday came during his interaction with Saudi Arabian King Salman Bin...

20-May-2017 Riyadh

Donald Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump on Saturday landed in Saudi Arabia, beginning his first international tour which is scheduled to include stops in Israel, the Vatican City, Belgium and Italy.Trump was received by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at Riyadh's King...

04-Sep-2016 Riyadh

40 Houthi militias killed by Saudi forces

The Saudi forces killed over 40 Houthi militias on Sunday at the border city of Jazan while foiling an infiltration attempt, officials said.The Saudi forces also destroyed militias' vehicles and tanks during the attack, Xinhua news agency reported.The forces,...

08-Jul-2016 Riyadh

12 Pakistanis among 19 arrested for Saudi blasts

Twelve Pakistanis and seven Saudis have been arrested for links to three bombings in Saudi Arabia, one of which killed four police officials, authorities said.A suicide bomber detonated himself on Monday in a hospital parking lot in Jeddah as security personnel...

08-Jul-2016 Riyadh

19 arrested over Saudi blasts

Saudi Arabian authorities have confirmed the arrest of 19 individuals, including seven Saudis and 12 Pakistanis, in connection to Medina and Qatif suicide blasts earlier this week.A suicide bomber detonated himself on Monday in a hospital parking lot in Jeddah...

24-Jun-2016 Riyadh

IS-linked Saudi twin brothers attack own family, stab mother

The Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Friday that two Islamic State (IS) members attacked their own family and killed the mother, a media report said.The two brothers -- Khalid and Saleh -- launched the attack on Friday morning at their house in Riyadh,...

02-Jun-2016 Riyadh

Using Wi-Fi illegally is theft, says Saudi fatwa

A Saudi Arabian scholar has issued a fatwa against using another person’s Wi-Fi without permission, in line with the Islamic ruling that theft was forbidden.The fatwa was made by Ali Al Hakami, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars which advises the...

01-Jun-2016 Riyadh

Saudi court sentences 14 to death over terror charges

A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced 14 citizens to death penalty over terrorism charges.The court also sentenced nine suspects to jail terms from three to 15 years, Xinhua reported.The suspects are part of a terrorist cell charged of attacking and killing...

22-Apr-2016 Riyadh

US to remain vigilant against Iran says Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged to remain vigilant against Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East as he tried to comfort his Gulf allies."None of our nations have an interest in conflict with Iran," Obama said in a brief press...

22-Apr-2016 Cairo/Riyadh

Barack Obama attends US-GCC summit to reassure Gulf allies

US President Barack Obama met on Thursday in Riyadh with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to mend strained ties, with no major announcements coming out of the summit.Obama pledged to remain vigilant against Iran's destabilizing activities...

21-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Barack Obama seeks stronger ties with Gulf states

US President Barack Obama met leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states here on Thursday to mend strained ties and seek more consensus.The GCC comprises of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The White...

20-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Barack Obama meets with Saudi king ahead of US-GCC summit

US President Barack Obama met on Wednesday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the Saudi capital of Riyadh ahead of a summit with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.It is Obama's fourth visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation since taking office...

16-Apr-2016 Riyadh

12 die in Saudi factory fire

Twelve people were killed and 11 others were injured in a fire that broke out at a petrochemical factory in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, media reports said.The spokesperson of the Royal Authority of Jubail district said the fire occurred at 11.40 a.m. during routine...

15-Apr-2016 Riyadh

India, Saudi Arabia to set up expert teams to seal projects

Inviting Saudi Arabian investors to tap the opportunities emerging from India's new hydrocarbons exploration policy, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has agreed with the kingdom's leadership to form expert teams from the two sides to expedite...

03-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi visit: Saudi Aramco looking to invest in India

Saudi Aramco, the world's leading oil producing company with around 10 million barrels per day output, is looking at India as its number one target for investment. This was conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Saudi Aramco head Khalid Al Falih during...

03-Apr-2016 Riyadh

India, Saudi Arabia to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

In a reflection of deepening bilateral ties, India and Saudi Arabia on Sunday agreed to further strengthen cooperation in the fight against terror and Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Saudi and Indian businessmen that the Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

03-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi conferred highest Saudi civilian honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honour, the King Abdulaziz Sash, on Sunday, the second and final day of his visit to the Gulf kingdom.“In a special gesture, PM @narendramodi was conferred Saudi Arabia's highest civilian...

03-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi accorded official welcome in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Sunday, the second and final day of his bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia, accorded an official welcome by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.King Salman received Modi and his delegation at the Royal Court here.The Saudi monarch...

03-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister calls on Narendra Modi

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, the second and last day of his bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia.“Last month in Delhi, now in Riyadh. Saudi FM @AdelAlJubeir calls on PM @narendramodi before the ceremonial...

03-Apr-2016 Riyadh

GST will be rolled out soon: Narendra Modi

Assuring Saudi and Indian business leaders that his government is working to set up a predictable long-term taxation regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) would soon be implemented in India."Don't worry...GST...

03-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi hails all-women IT centre as 'glory of Saudi Arabia'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described an all-women IT centre set up by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) here as the “glory of Saudi Arabia”."I am meeting those professionals who are now the glory of Saudi Arabia," said Modi in the first engagement...

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