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29-Oct-2019 Riyadh

Narendra Modi meets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince in Riyadh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with His Royal Highness Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Several energy related issues were discussed during the meeting to add even more energy to the India-Saudi Arabia friendship. PM said...

29-Oct-2019 Riyadh

PM meets King of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met King of Saudi Arabia, His Majesty Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh today. He is one of the most widely respected leaders. Prime Minister said that they discussed multiple aspects relating to further boosting cooperation...

26-Sep-2018 Riyadh

Medina high speed train line

The Saudi king inaugurated a high-speed rail line connecting the holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Tuesday. King Salman bin Abdulaziz declared, in a ceremony held in the Saudi city of Jeddah, that the service has formally begun and boarded one of the new...

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...

02-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi praises Indian workers' hard work in Saudi Arabia

The large number of Indian blue collar workers in Saudi Arabia on Saturday came in for much appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the hard work they have put in for the development of the Gulf kingdom."It is your sweat and toil that has brought...

02-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi breaks bread with Indian blue collar workers

In an unprecedented gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared a meal with Indian blue collar workers in Saudi Arabia here.Modi sat down for the meal after addressing a gathering of the workers at the L&T residential complex during which...

02-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi appreciates hard work of Indians in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on Saturday on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, voiced his appreciation for the hard work put in by the huge number of Indian blue collar workers for the development of the Gulf kingdom.It is your sweat and toil...

02-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Political stability behind India's growth: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that political stability is behind the economic growth story of India.”The reason for India's growth is political stability,” Modi, who arrived here earlier in the day on a two-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia...

02-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi visits Masmak Fortress in Riyadh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on Saturday on a two-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia, visited the historic Masmak Fortress."A Fortress for unity: PM visits and tours the Masmak Fortress, an important place in the unification of Saudi Arabia,"...

02-Apr-2016 Riyadh

Narendra Modi arrives in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday from Washington on a two-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia on the third and final leg of his three-nation tour.This is the first prime ministerial visit to the oil-rich Gulf kingdom since the visit of...

19-Mar-2016 Riyadh

19 pilgrims killed in Saudi Arabia bus accident

At least 19 Arab pilgrims were killed and 22 injured on Saturday in a bus accident on a road linking Saudi Arabia's holy cities Makkah and Madina.Initial reports said that the bus driver fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle, Xinhua reported.All the...

12-Feb-2016 Riyadh

Six killed in a Saudi office attack

Six people were killed and a number of others injured on Thursday when a gunman attacked a government education office in the border city of Jazan, local media reported.The attacker was arrested, the report said, adding that five victims died at the scene,...

29-Jan-2016 Riyadh

Three killed in Saudi Arabia mosque attack

At least three people were killed in an attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabia's eastern governate of al-Ahsa on Friday, the media reported.A suspect in the attack has been reportedly arrested, sources said.Eastern regions of Saudi Arabia were on alert after...

02-Jan-2016 Riyadh

Saudi Arabia executes 47 over terror charges

The Saudi interior ministry on Saturday announced the execution of 47 people over terrorist charges, including a prominent Shia cleric.Most of the executed were Saudis and involved in a series of attacks carried out by the Al Qaeda from 2003-06, Xinhua news...

24-Dec-2015 Riyadh

25 killed in Saudi hospital fire

At least 25 people were killed and 107 others injured on Thursday in a fire at a hospital in Saudi Arabia's Jizan city, media reports said.The Saudi civil defence directorate said the fire at the Jizan General Hospital started at about 2.30 a.m. (local...

27-Sep-2015 Riyadh

Saudi stampede death toll rises to 769

The death toll in Thursday's stampede in Mina near Makkah has risen to 769, Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday.Until now, the disaster has left 769 pilgrims dead and 934 wounded, the minister said at a news conference....

25-Sep-2015 New Delhi/Riyadh

Makkah stampede: 14 Indian Haj pilgrims dead, 13 injured

At least 14 Indian Haj pilgrims were among the over 700 killed in Thursday's stampede in Makkah in Saudi Arabia, while 13 Indians are injured, the government said.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Friday: "Our Consul General Jeddah reports...

24-Sep-2015 Riyadh

310 killed in Haj tragedy, Indian among 450 injured

At least 310 pilgrims were killed while an Indian was among the 450 people who were injured in a horrific stampede during the Haj pilgrimage in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mina on Thursday."...The number of cases has risen to 310 deaths from different...

21-Sep-2015 Jeddah

Mehbooba Mufti meets Saudi Haj Minister, interacts with haj pilgrims

A two member Prime Minister’s Haj Goodwill delegation, led by Member of Parliament and PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti, arrived at Saudi Arabia on September 17, 2015.Mehbooba is being accompanied by Mr. Anwar Mohammed Khan from Madhya Pradesh, who is Deputy...

13-Sep-2015 Riyadh

Saudi crane crash toll now 111, king visits victims

The toll in a crane crash at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah rose to 111 on Sunday, media reports said as Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visited the victims.The incident also left 331 others injured.Saudi authorities said...

12-Sep-2015 Riyadh

107 killed as crane falls on Saudi's Grand Mosque

At least 107 people were killed and 238 injured after a crane collapsed on to the Grand Mosque in the Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, the media reported.According to Al Arabiya television, Saudi Arabia has been hit by strong sand storms in the last...

06-Sep-2015 Riyadh

Ten Saudi soldiers killed in Yemeni missile strike

Ten Saudi soldiers were killed in a Houthi missile strike at a military base in the eastern province of Maarib in Yemen.The strike on Friday also left 45 UAE soldiers and five Bahrainis dead, the heaviest losses since the Saudi-led coalition began in March...

31-Aug-2015 Riyadh

11 killed in fire at Saudi residential complex

At least 11 people were killed and 219 injured in a fire at a residential complex of the Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar city, a media report said on Monday.Civil Defence spokesman Ali al Qahtani said on Twitter that some of the injured...

30-Aug-2015 Riyadh

Six killed in Saudi oil giant's housing complex fire

At least six people were killed and 206 others were injured on Sunday in a fire in a residential complex of Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia's Eastern province, the media reported.The oil company, located in Saudi Arabia's Al-khobar city, worked...

06-Aug-2015 Riyadh

Suicide bombing kills 17 Saudi policemen

At least 17 policemen were killed in Saudi Arabia on Thursday when a suicide bomber targeted a mosque, Al Arabiya reported.The horrific incident took place in Abha, capital of Asir province.It was not the first time a mosque has been targeted in Saudi Arabia....

18-Jul-2015 Riyadh

Saudi Arabia arrests 431 IS members, foils attacks

Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 Islamic State (IS) members and foiled terrorist attacks on mosques during Ramadan, it was announced on Saturday.The arrested, most of them Saudis, were members of the largest IS cell busted in the country, Xinhua said citing a...

24-May-2015 Riyadh

Mosque suicide bomber identified as IS-linked Saudi national

Saudi Arabia has said that the suicide bomber at the mosque attack killing 21 worshipers was a Saudi national and a member of Islamic State (IS), Saudi Press Agency reported.The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that Saudi bomber Saleh bin...

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