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A supporter of Ebrahim Raisi displays his portrait during a celebratory rally for his presidential election victory in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. (Majid Asgaripour / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS)

With a hardline president in Iran, ties with Saudi may hinge on nuclear pact

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 11:34 AM IST
Prospects for better relations between Muslim Shi'ite Iran and Sunni Gulf Arab monarchies could ultimately hinge on progress to revive Tehran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers, they said, after Ebrahim Raisi won Friday's election.
Saudi Arabia executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his participation in an anti-government rebellion.(AP)
Saudi Arabia executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his participation in an anti-government rebellion.(AP)

Saudi Arabia executes man for offences rights groups say he committed as minor

Reuters | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Saudi Arabia authorities said last year that they would stop sentencing to death people who committed crimes while minors and would apply this retroactively.
EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week(Reuters representative image)
EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week(Reuters representative image)

EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Portugal, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU, proposed adding the US, Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Taiwan to a so-called 'white list' of countries from which non-essential travel to the bloc is allowed
Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (AP)
Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (AP)

Hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom, says Saudi Arabia

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 04:25 PM IST
In last year's hajj, as few as 1,000 people already residing in Saudi Arabia were selected to take part in the hajj.
Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. (ANI Photo)
Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. (ANI Photo)

Haj 2021 will depend on Saudi Arabia's decision, says Union minister Naqvi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 08:07 PM IST
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India will stand with the Saudi government's decision for haj 2021, Naqvi said.
Armed Houthi followers ride on the back of a truck after participating in a funeral of Houthi fighters killed in fighting against government forces.(Reuters / File)
Armed Houthi followers ride on the back of a truck after participating in a funeral of Houthi fighters killed in fighting against government forces.(Reuters / File)

Yemen's Houthis say they have attacked Saudi border frontline

Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 09:51 PM IST
If confirmed, the attack would further complicate attempts by the United Nations and the US to establish a ceasefire in a conflict widely seen in the region as a proxy war between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
A Saudi man checks the flight timings at the King Khalid International Airport authorities lifted the travel ban on its citizens.(Reuters / File)
A Saudi man checks the flight timings at the King Khalid International Airport authorities lifted the travel ban on its citizens.(Reuters / File)

Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban from 11 countries, India excluded. Here's the list

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 06:09 PM IST
  • Saudi Arabia's travel ban will continue to remain in effect for the remaining nine countries, including India and Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia to Resume Tourist Visas Soon(Unsplash)
Saudi Arabia to Resume Tourist Visas Soon(Unsplash)

Saudi Arabia will start issuing tourist visas again soon, official says

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 07:34 AM IST
On Wednesday, an official of Saudi Arabia said that the kingdom plans to resume tourist visas soon. They are also working with some Middle Eastern and European nations on a unified protocol to facilitate travel.
Saudi Arabia liberalised its tourism industry in 2019, making it easier for foreigners to apply for tourist visas to the kingdom.(Reuters)
Saudi Arabia liberalised its tourism industry in 2019, making it easier for foreigners to apply for tourist visas to the kingdom.(Reuters)

Saudi Arabia to reopen to foreign tourists soon, says official

Reuters | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The kingdom announced late on Sunday that non-citizens arriving from certain countries and who were fully vaccinated against or recently recovered from Covid-19 would no longer be required to quarantine in designated government hotels.
Saudi Arabia lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated foreigners(Unsplash)
Saudi Arabia lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated foreigners(Unsplash)

Saudi Arabia removes quarantine rule for vaccinated foreign visitors

ANI | , Riyadh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 11:44 AM IST
On Sunday, it was announced that foreign visitors who have been vaccinated against coronavirus will no longer need to quarantine when entering Saudi Arabia. They will also have to present an official vaccination certificate before and upon their arrival.
When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat(Twitter/AmShah656)
When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat(Twitter/AmShah656)

When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 01:45 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: While Saudi Arabia, UAE, London and North America could not sight the crescent moon for Shawwal on Tuesday evening, here’s when chaand raat will be in India to mark ‘Meethi Eid’ the next day
Eid-ul-Fitra 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah(Photo by Alessa Ciraulo on Unsplash)
Eid-ul-Fitra 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah(Photo by Alessa Ciraulo on Unsplash)

Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: As Saudi Arabia and other Arab states gear to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal on Tuesday evening, here are the prayer timings with Covid-19 guidelines for those in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: Saudi Arabia to sight crescent on Tuesday(Twitter/MAbduweli)
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: Saudi Arabia to sight crescent on Tuesday(Twitter/MAbduweli)

Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting highlights: Crescent not sighted in Saudi Arabia

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 09:36 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting highlights: The crescent moon for the month of Shawwal 1442 was not sighted on Tuesday evening. Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13 2021 which will mark the end of Ramadan 2021
Saudi Arabia to require arriving visitors to quarantine for a week(Reuters)
Saudi Arabia to require arriving visitors to quarantine for a week(Reuters)

International travellers will now have to quarantine after entering Saudi Arabia

Reuters | , Cairo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 07:47 AM IST
All the international travellers will be required to quarantine for a week in government-approved accommodation as they enter Saudi Arabia. This rule will be applicable from May 20.
The joint statement said the Saudi crown prince “welcomed the recent understanding reached between the military authorities of Pakistan and India regarding ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC)." In picture - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
The joint statement said the Saudi crown prince “welcomed the recent understanding reached between the military authorities of Pakistan and India regarding ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC)." In picture - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)

Saudi Arabia backs India-Pakistan dialogue

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 06:13 AM IST
In a joint statement issued by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Saudi crown prince welcomed talks to resolve all outstanding issues bewteen India and Pakistan.
The Centre has rubbished the reports claiming that the government has approved Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children above the age of 12.(REUTERS)
The Centre has rubbished the reports claiming that the government has approved Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children above the age of 12.(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Centre says news of Covaxin approval for children is fake

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 09:03 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.(Reuters/ File photo)
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.(Reuters/ File photo)

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia to organize Mecca pilgrimage under special conditions

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 07:17 PM IST
  • Last year, Saudi Arabia allowed a limited number of domestic pilgrim to perform the Haj.
Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has urged fellow members of OPEC+ to be cautious as the group eases supply cuts started last year when the pandemic was hammering energy markets.(AP)
Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has urged fellow members of OPEC+ to be cautious as the group eases supply cuts started last year when the pandemic was hammering energy markets.(AP)

Saudi lowers oil prices for Asia as India faces second wave of Covid-19

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 07:40 PM IST
The 23-nation cartel plans to increase daily output by just over 2 million barrels through to July, beginning with 600,000 this month. That would still leave production roughly 5 million barrels a day below pre-pandemic levels.
Nouf, who is also a Padma Shri awardee for being the first certified yoga instructor in Saudi Arabia, tweeted about the new curriculum on April 15.(Twitter/BishtLokinder representative image)
Nouf, who is also a Padma Shri awardee for being the first certified yoga instructor in Saudi Arabia, tweeted about the new curriculum on April 15.(Twitter/BishtLokinder representative image)

Saudi Arabia's new curriculum to include Ramayana, Mahabharata

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 04:24 PM IST
As part of the Vision 2030 of the Saudi Prince, other significant elements of Indian culture like yoga and Ayurveda apart from the Ramayana and Mahabharata will also be included in the school curriculum, according to media reports.
Discussions between Iran and Saudi Arabia also focused on Houthis. An aerial image provided by Houthi Media Center on March 26, 2021, shows supporters of Yemen's Huthi rebels attending a rally, to mark the sixth anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen, in the capital Sanaa.(AFP/For Representative Purposes Only)
Discussions between Iran and Saudi Arabia also focused on Houthis. An aerial image provided by Houthi Media Center on March 26, 2021, shows supporters of Yemen's Huthi rebels attending a rally, to mark the sixth anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen, in the capital Sanaa.(AFP/For Representative Purposes Only)

Saudi Arabia, Iran hold talks to repair relations: Report

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 02:27 PM IST
The meeting, which took place in Baghdad on April 9, included discussions about attacks by Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels and was positive, it said, citing one of the people.
A member of the moon sighting committee looks through binoculars to view the moon ahead of Ramadan to mark the beginning of the holy fasting month, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri(REUTERS)
A member of the moon sighting committee looks through binoculars to view the moon ahead of Ramadan to mark the beginning of the holy fasting month, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri(REUTERS)

Saudi Arabia announces Ramadan starts Tuesday

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 11:07 PM IST
"Tomorrow, Tuesday... is the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan this year," Saudi Arabia's supreme court said in a royal court statement.
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court on Thursday called on all Muslims throughout the kingdom to spot the crescent on Sunday evening.(Bloomberg)
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court on Thursday called on all Muslims throughout the kingdom to spot the crescent on Sunday evening.(Bloomberg)

Ramadan 2021: US, UK Muslims to attempt Moon sighting on April 12

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • While Muslim majority countries like Egypt, Iran, and Morocco rely on local moon sighters to spot the new crescent, many Muslims worldwide wait for Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, to make the call.
FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, an honor guard member is covered by the flag of Saudi Arabia, in Washington. Three young Saudi men who faced death sentences for acts they were accused of committing as minors have been handed a 10-year prison sentence instead, the Saudi Human Rights Commission said. The move comes nearly a year after Saudi Arabia ordered an end to the death penalty for crimes committed by minors. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is the force behind the kingdom’s efforts to modernize the country and loosen restrictions. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)(AP)
FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, an honor guard member is covered by the flag of Saudi Arabia, in Washington. Three young Saudi men who faced death sentences for acts they were accused of committing as minors have been handed a 10-year prison sentence instead, the Saudi Human Rights Commission said. The move comes nearly a year after Saudi Arabia ordered an end to the death penalty for crimes committed by minors. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is the force behind the kingdom’s efforts to modernize the country and loosen restrictions. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)(AP)

Saudi Arabia says it executed 3 soldiers for 'high treason'

AP | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 02:48 PM IST
  • The kingdom said the three men were convicted in court and a later royal order served as a death warrant.
India, the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer, has asked refiners to speed up diversification and cut reliance on Middle Eastern oil.(File photo)
India, the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer, has asked refiners to speed up diversification and cut reliance on Middle Eastern oil.(File photo)

India calls Saudi advice on tapping stored oil 'undiplomatic'

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 07:08 AM IST
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan has criticised OPEC and Saudi output cuts aimed at supporting prices and suggested India will have to look for energy alternatives to Gulf oil, its main source of crude.
On Sunday, the Saudi navy began drills in the Persian Gulf to enhance the security of “vital installations” and oil fields, and secure freedom of navigation in the region’s waters, the official Saudi Press Agency said.(Representative image)
On Sunday, the Saudi navy began drills in the Persian Gulf to enhance the security of “vital installations” and oil fields, and secure freedom of navigation in the region’s waters, the official Saudi Press Agency said.(Representative image)

Saudis seek US help to thwart rising attacks on oil sites

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 03:41 PM IST
  • The requests were put to President Joe Biden’s administration since January, according to a Saudi official, who asked not to be named as the matter is private. Saudi Arabia is also asking other allies for support to thwart almost-daily attacks on cities and towns, the official said.
This month, Saudi Arabia intercepted a barrage of drones targeting its oil infrastructure.(REUTERS / File)
This month, Saudi Arabia intercepted a barrage of drones targeting its oil infrastructure.(REUTERS / File)

Missiles in Aramco attacks were made in Iran: Saudi Arabia

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 04:31 PM IST
  • The Houthis said earlier Friday they struck an Aramco refinery in the Saudi capital using six bomb-laden drones.
This handout picture released by the Qatar Amiri Diwan on March 8, 2021, shows Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (2nd-R) meeting with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud (3rd-L) in the Qatari capital Doha. (AFP Photo / Qatar Amiri Diwan)
This handout picture released by the Qatar Amiri Diwan on March 8, 2021, shows Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (2nd-R) meeting with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud (3rd-L) in the Qatari capital Doha. (AFP Photo / Qatar Amiri Diwan)

Saudi Arabia, Egypt embark on long road to rebuild ties with Qatar

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:19 PM IST
Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Saudi Arabia severed relations with Qatar in mid-2017 over accusations that Doha supports terrorism - a broad allusion to Islamist movements, a charge that it denies.
Houthi attacks into Saudi Arabia have escalated in recent weeks. On March 7, the coalition said a barrage of drones and missiles had been intercepted en route to their targets, which included an oil storage yard at Ras Tanura, site of a refinery and the world's biggest offshore oil-loading facility.(AP)
Houthi attacks into Saudi Arabia have escalated in recent weeks. On March 7, the coalition said a barrage of drones and missiles had been intercepted en route to their targets, which included an oil storage yard at Ras Tanura, site of a refinery and the world's biggest offshore oil-loading facility.(AP)

Yemeni coalition: Ballistic missiles land in isolated Saudi border

Reuters | , Cairo
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 01:54 PM IST
The coalition later said it had destroyed a bunker for ballistic missiles and launch pads in the northern Yemeni province of Sanaa, from which it says the missiles had been launched, Ekhbariya TV reported.
King Salman approved a range of initiatives aimed at assisting firms and individuals operating in the sector to mitigate Covid-related financial and economic effects. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP)(AP)
King Salman approved a range of initiatives aimed at assisting firms and individuals operating in the sector to mitigate Covid-related financial and economic effects. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP)(AP)

Saudi King Salman sacks hajj and umrah minister in royal decrees

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 08:23 PM IST
  • "Mohammed Saleh ben Taher Benten, Minister of Haj and Umrah shall be relieved form his position," state news agency said in a tweet
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