Tag: Saudi Arabia

Surat: 28-year-old hires shooters for Rs 5 lakh to murder his mother; arrested

Tweet against Prophet Mohammed lands a Kerala youth in Saudi jail for 10 year

A 28-year-old man named Vishnu Dev Radhakrishnan has been sentenced 10 year jail tern in Saudi Arabia  for his tweets criticising Prophet Mohammed. Vishnu, accused of “cyber crime pertaining to blasphemy and spreading messages against the Kingdom through social media”,  has reportedly been languishing in jail since June 2018. Vishnu’s father Radhakrishnan Nair[Read More…]

Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has granted 2.664 million visas for pilgrims to perform Umrah this year, a 2.79 per cent up over the corresponding period last year, according to official statistics released on Friday. Up till now, 2.250 million pilgrims have entered the kingdom to perform Umrah, a growth of 3.47[Read More…]

Jamal Khashoggi's sons ask for his body

Jamal Khashoggi’s sons ask for his body

Washington: The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi issued an emotional appeal for the return of their father’s body, in their first interview since he was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October. Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi, who called their father “courageous, generous and very brave”, told CNN[Read More…]

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