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Several wounded in WWI memorial attack at Jeddah cemetery for non-Muslims: France

France’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that at an annual ceremony for commemorating the end of World War I at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, attended by several consulates, including that of France, was the target of an IED attack that morning
Wednesday’s blast came as French President Emmanuel Macron, the target of ire in much of the Muslim world for vowing to confront Islamist radicalism following a spate of attacks, attended a WWI memorial ceremony in Paris(AFP)
Wednesday’s blast came as French President Emmanuel Macron, the target of ire in much of the Muslim world for vowing to confront Islamist radicalism following a spate of attacks, attended a WWI memorial ceremony in Paris(AFP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 05:23 PM IST
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Jeddah | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Man arrested in Jeddah after knife attack on guard at French consulate

The French Embassy said the consulate was subject to an “attack by knife which targeted a guard”, adding the guard was taken to hospital and his life was not in danger.
“The French embassy strongly condemns this attack against a diplomatic outpost which nothing could justify,” an embassy statement said.(HT Archives. Representative image)
“The French embassy strongly condemns this attack against a diplomatic outpost which nothing could justify,” an embassy statement said.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Published on Oct 29, 2020 05:39 PM IST
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Dubai | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Top 10 mobile app development companies in Saudi Arabia 2021

Let’s look at the top 10 mobile app development companies in Saudi Arabia to work with in 2021 – Researched by TopAppDevelopmentCompanies.com.
Mobile apps help any business to grow and reach their targeted audience anytime and anywhere.
Mobile apps help any business to grow and reach their targeted audience anytime and anywhere.
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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Riyadh-Chennai flight scheduled to bring back Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia on September 24

Second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia to arrive on Sept 24 via Riyadh-Chennai flight, other flights from Riyadh and Jeddah being currently worked out
Second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia to arrive on Sept 24(Twitter/JPJets_Group)
Second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia to arrive on Sept 24(Twitter/JPJets_Group)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 10:30 AM IST
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Riyadh [Saudi Arabia] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Air India resumes Kozhikode-Jeddah flight after 5 years

According to the Ministry fo Civil Aviation, the service has been resumed after five years.
National carrier Air India on Tuesday resumed the bi-weekly flight from Kozhikode to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)
National carrier Air India on Tuesday resumed the bi-weekly flight from Kozhikode to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 18, 2020 11:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona bus gets lost in Saudi Arabia

The two venues are separated by over 30 kilometres and the team’s bus finally arrived at the training ground 45 minutes behind schedule, delayed by the coastal city’s notorious traffic levels.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi with teammates during training.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi with teammates during training.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Jeddah | By Reuters

Kerala man unzips in front of woman crew in Saudi Airlines flight, detained

The man has been identified as Abdul Shahid Shamsudeen, a resident of Kottayam in Kerala. The accused was on board a Saudi Airlines flight when the incident took place.
In a latest case of sexual offence against woman, a 24-year-old man from Kerala flying from Jeddah to New Delhi unzipped his pants on being stopped by a lady cabin staff from lighting a cigarette.(AFP)
In a latest case of sexual offence against woman, a 24-year-old man from Kerala flying from Jeddah to New Delhi unzipped his pants on being stopped by a lady cabin staff from lighting a cigarette.(AFP)
Updated on May 28, 2019 08:30 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s children get houses, thousands of dollars per month by Saudi govt: Report

Khashoggi -- a contributor to the Post and a critic of the Saudi government -- was killed and dismembered in October at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His body has not been recovered.
The houses given to the Khashoggi children are located in the port city of Jeddah and are worth up to $4 million, the newspaper reported.(REUTERS)
The houses given to the Khashoggi children are located in the port city of Jeddah and are worth up to $4 million, the newspaper reported.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

This is totally a new one for us: Pilot turns around flight after mother forgets baby at airport

A video clip of the pilot requesting permission from the Air Traffic Control is going viral on the social media. He is heard murmuring: “May God be with us. Can we come back or what?”
A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight had to make a last minute turn-around because a passenger forgot her baby behind at the airport.(AP/Representative Photo)
A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight had to make a last minute turn-around because a passenger forgot her baby behind at the airport.(AP/Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 02:12 PM IST
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London | By Indo Asian News Service

Pakistan’s national carrier to replace music with Quranic verses in flights to Saudi Arabia

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has banned in-flight entertainment for pilgrims travelling to Jeddah and Madina and will only play Quranic verses and naats for them, an official of the national carrier said on Thursday.
The decision was taken “in light of peoples’ sentiments”, Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Mashhood Tajawar told PTI.(Picture for representation)
The decision was taken “in light of peoples’ sentiments”, Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Mashhood Tajawar told PTI.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Lahore | By Press Trust of India

Brazil’s Miranda silences Argentina with last-gasp winner

He may be 34, but Miranda, whose career has also seen him play in France and Spain, says he is far from done in the yellow shirt of Brazil.
Brazil's defender Miranda (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the international friendly match Brazil vs Argentina at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah on October 16, 2018(AFP)
Brazil's defender Miranda (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the international friendly match Brazil vs Argentina at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah on October 16, 2018(AFP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 09:55 AM IST
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Jeddah | By AFP

Nadal, Djokovic to play exhibition in Saudi Arabia

The match between the two stars will take place at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City on December 22.
File image of Spain's Rafael Nadal (left) and Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AFP)
File image of Spain's Rafael Nadal (left) and Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 08, 2018 08:49 AM IST
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Paris | By AFP

Callum Smith knocks out Groves to reign as WBA super champion

Smith, 28, knocked out the 30-year-old Groves — who has held the WBA super middleweight title for 16 months — in the seventh of 12 rounds, capping a winning streak in his 25th bout, with 18 knockouts overall.
British boxers George Groves (left) and Callum Smith (right) in action during the World Boxing Super Series Super-Middleweight Ali Trophy Final.(AFP)
British boxers George Groves (left) and Callum Smith (right) in action during the World Boxing Super Series Super-Middleweight Ali Trophy Final.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 11:18 AM IST
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Jeddah | By AFP

Over 1.28 lakh Indian pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Haj

A record 1,75,025 Muslims from India are going to Haj this year. More than 47 per cent of the total number of pilgrims going for Haj this year are women, which is the highest ever representation of women in Haj from India.
Muslim worshippers circumambulate around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 17, 2018 prior to the start of the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city.(AFP)
Muslim worshippers circumambulate around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 17, 2018 prior to the start of the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 19, 2018 08:03 PM IST
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Jeddah | By Press Trust of India

23 years later, govt set to revive sea route for Haj pilgrims

The sea journey to Jeddah, which was the main mode of travel for Haj, was discontinued in 1995 after MV Akbari, the ship used on the route, was scrapped.
The first set of pilgrims leave for Haj from Mumbai airport on Sunday, July 29.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The first set of pilgrims leave for Haj from Mumbai airport on Sunday, July 29.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 11:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai

This Saudi Arabian fashion designer makes fitness-friendly abayas

Saudi fashion designer Eman Joharjy has designed ‘sporty abayas’ which women can don while driving and exercising.
Eman Joharjy, a fashion designer in one of her own creations, cycles along Jeddah's Corniche.(REUTERS)
Eman Joharjy, a fashion designer in one of her own creations, cycles along Jeddah's Corniche.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 10:55 AM IST
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Reuters | By HT Correspondent

Video shows Saudi plane skidding on its nose as it makes emergency landing in Jeddah

The Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330 had to be diverted to Jeddah late Monday after it suffered a malfunction in the hydraulic system.
The aircraft circled over Jeddah for several hours as its landing gear failed to drop.(Reuters File Photo/Representative image)
The aircraft circled over Jeddah for several hours as its landing gear failed to drop.(Reuters File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on May 22, 2018 06:26 PM IST
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AFP, Riyadh | By HT Correspondent

Indian officials’ presence in Saudi-led faction irks Asia’s football bosses

Two senior officials of the All India Football Federation attended at a meeting in Jeddah last week. Saudi Arabia have formed a federation threatening the solidarity of the Asian Football Confederation.
Two senior officials of the All India Football Federation attended at a meeting in Jeddah last week. Saudi Arabia have formed a federation threatening the solidarity of the Asian Football Confederation.(Twitter)
Two senior officials of the All India Football Federation attended at a meeting in Jeddah last week. Saudi Arabia have formed a federation threatening the solidarity of the Asian Football Confederation.(Twitter)
Updated on May 28, 2018 08:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhargab Sarmah
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