Tag: Saudi Arabia

Erdogan demands Saudis reveal location of Khashoggi’s body

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the location of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body and hand over the suspects involved in his killing. Erdogan’s comments came after the Turkish media reported that the country’s police found no DNA traces of the Washington[Read More…]

Imran Khan terms Saudi bailout package big relief

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has described a $6 billion Saudi bailout package as a “big relief” for the country and vowed to mediate between Riyadh and Yemen to end their ongoing conflict. Accusing the previous two governments of plunging the country into its worst financial crisis, Khan in[Read More…]

Khashoggi murder suspects will be stripped of visas: Theresa May

Khashoggi murder suspects will be stripped of visas: Theresa May

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday cast doubt on Saudi Arabia’s explanation on the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey and said her country would revoke or block visas for the suspects behind the alleged premeditated slaying. May’s comments came while she addressed lawmakers in the[Read More…]

Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi's killing: CIA

Journalist’s death a mistake: Saudi Arabia

New York: Saudi Arabia on Sunday described as “a mistake” the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, earlier this month. In an interview with Fox News, Saudi Foreign Minister Abel Al-Jubeir said that this was a “rogue operation”. “They made a mistake and killed Jamal[Read More…]

Khashoggi died in fight at Istanbul consulate: Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi died in fight at Istanbul consulate: Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has confirmed that missing journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fist fight involving more than a dozen Saudi officials at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, the media reported on Saturday. A statement carried on Saudi state TV on Friday night was the first[Read More…]

Haj 2018: Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods

Haj 2018: Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods

Saudi Arabia will introduce free sleeping pods during this year’s Haj starting on Sunday. Between 18 and 24 modern hotel capsules will be offered to pilgrims to nap in for free in the coming six days, said the Haji and Mu’tamer’s Gift Charitable Association. These free nap pods — each[Read More…]

Saudi Arabia donates $5 million to Jamia Hamdard University

Saudi Arabia donates $5 million to Jamia Hamdard University

With growing cooperation between Saudi Arabia and India in the fields of education and health, Saudi Arabia has donated $5 million to the Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi as a contribution towards the cost of building the medical college and expanding the existing Majeedia Hospital. The new building of the hospital will be named after the late custodian of the two holy[Read More…]

Saudi Arabia ups India's Haj quota by 5,000: Government

Saudi Arabia ups India’s Haj quota by 5,000: Government

More pilgrims can now proceed for Haj this year as Indias quota of pilgrims has been hiked by 5,000 by Saudi Arabia, the government announced on Tuesday. The decision by Riyadh came days after Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi signed a bilateral annual agreement for Haj 2018 with[Read More…]

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive at last!

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive for the first time in a landmark decision. So far, Saudi Arabia was the only nation in the world to curb women from driving. The Muslim-dominated ultra-conservative kingdom had attracted global criticism for years for detaining women who defied the ban. Reportedly, an[Read More…]

Trump's little moment

Trump’s little moment caught on camera in Saudi Arabia

In his first overseas trip as President of the United States, Donald Trump was welcomed warmly by the royal family in Saudi Arabia. He was even awarded the country’s top civilian honour, ‘The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal’, at the Royal Court Palace on Saturday. However, a brief moment[Read More…]

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