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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman(Reuters/ File photo)

Saudi ‘mini Ritz’ corruption crackdown evokes awe, fear

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Mallika Soni | Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:14 PM IST
In dramatic gumshoe-style investigations published on state media, the official anti-corruption agency Nazaha says it has caught bribe-seekers “red-handed” in live raids and sniffed out illicit cash hidden in attics, an underground safe and even a mosque.
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Gen Naravane is set to hold talks with the military and civilian leadership of both countries(ANI R Raveendran)
Gen Naravane is set to hold talks with the military and civilian leadership of both countries(ANI R Raveendran)

A boost for defence ties in West Asia | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:13 AM IST
Gen Naravane’s visit could lead to greater military exchanges, including joint exercises and defence cooperation, with a region that occupies a significant space in India’s national security interests
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The communique offered no details on how the effort will be funded.(REUTERS)
The communique offered no details on how the effort will be funded.(REUTERS)

G20 to back ‘equitable’ access to coronavirus vaccine: Report

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Riyadh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:07 PM IST
The leaders also struck a unified tone on supporting “multilateral” trade as well as the global fight against climate change, but the closing document lacks firm details on many of the issues dominating the virtual summit hosted by Riyadh.
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Meanwhile, the flight has taken off and would land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi shortly.(File Photo. Representative image)
Meanwhile, the flight has taken off and would land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi shortly.(File Photo. Representative image)

GoAir flight from Riyadh to Delhi makes emergency landing in Karachi

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Some reports stated that the flight G8- 6658A- took off from Riyadh on Tuesday afternoon but had to make an emergency landing after a 30 year old passenger fainted and died on board due to cardiac arrest.
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External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday said India had conveyed the country’s serious concern to Saudi Arabia, both through their ambassador in New Delhi as well as in Riyadh, for misrepresentation of India’s external territorial boundaries on an official and legal banknote of Saudi Arabia .(PTI PHOTO.)
External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday said India had conveyed the country’s serious concern to Saudi Arabia, both through their ambassador in New Delhi as well as in Riyadh, for misrepresentation of India’s external territorial boundaries on an official and legal banknote of Saudi Arabia .(PTI PHOTO.)

India conveys concern to Saudi Arabia over depiction of Jammu and Kashmir in bank note

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:19 PM IST
The twenty-riyal bank note was issued by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority on October 24 to commemorate the country’s presidency of the G20 ahead of the grouping’s virtual summit during November 21-22.
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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.

Top 10 mobile app development companies in Saudi Arabia 2021

UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Let’s look at the top 10 mobile app development companies in Saudi Arabia to work with in 2021 – Researched by TopAppDevelopmentCompanies.com.
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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)

Riyadh-Chennai flight scheduled to bring back Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia on September 24

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Riyadh [Saudi Arabia]
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:30 AM IST
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
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Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had accused the Organisation of Islamic Conference of dilly-dallying on the Kashmir issue.(Reuters File Photo)
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had accused the Organisation of Islamic Conference of dilly-dallying on the Kashmir issue.(Reuters File Photo)

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi likely to lose post

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:46 AM IST
On Sunday, Pakistani army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa, accompanied by the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Faiz left for Riyadh to meet with the Saudi leadership in an attempt to mend damaged ties.
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Petroleum Division spokesperson Sajid Qazi said the agreement expired in May and efforts are being made by the Finance Division to renew the facility.(REUTERS)
Petroleum Division spokesperson Sajid Qazi said the agreement expired in May and efforts are being made by the Finance Division to renew the facility.(REUTERS)

$3.2 billion oil deal between Pakistan, Saudi expires; Islamabad urges renewal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The $3.2 billion Saudi oil facility was part of the $6.2-billion Saudi Arabian package announced in November 2018 to ease Pakistan’s external sector woes, the Express Tribune reported on Friday.
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King Salman bin Abdulaziz is undergoing medical checks(Reuters)
King Salman bin Abdulaziz is undergoing medical checks(Reuters)

84-year-old Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz hospitalised

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Riyadh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The defacto ruler and next in line to the throne is the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, widely known by his initials MBS, who has launched reforms to transform the kingdom’s economy and end its “addiction” to oil.
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India is among 10 nations that are facing US investigations to assess whether the levies discriminate against American technology majors.(PTI)
India is among 10 nations that are facing US investigations to assess whether the levies discriminate against American technology majors.(PTI)

Digital taxation needs to be simple and inclusive, says Nirmala Sitharaman

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The minister was speaking at the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting held at Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) through video conferencing.
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Indian healthcare professionals from Kerala arriving in Saudi Arabia. Photos from MEA
Indian healthcare professionals from Kerala arriving in Saudi Arabia. Photos from MEA

India permits 835 healthcare professionals to travel to Saudi Arabia for fight against Covid-19

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Saudi Arabia is the second West Asian country, after the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to which the Indian government has permitted doctors and healthcare professionals to travel to support efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
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A general view shows almost empty streets, during a lockdown imposed to counter the coronavirus disease outbreak in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)
A general view shows almost empty streets, during a lockdown imposed to counter the coronavirus disease outbreak in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)

Saudi Arabia to impose full lockdown during Eid holiday from May 23-27

By Asian News International | Posted by: Prashasti Singh | Riyadh
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 06:47 AM IST
According to the Sputnik, citizens across the Kingdom will be allowed to move freely from 9 am to 5 pm local time before Eid, except for the city of Mecca that is still under full lockdown.
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Stranded passangers being screened as they check out from the Kochi International Airport as they arrive from Abu Dhabi by special Air India Express flight in Kochi on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Stranded passangers being screened as they check out from the Kochi International Airport as they arrive from Abu Dhabi by special Air India Express flight in Kochi on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Flights carrying 335 evacuees from Riyadh, Bahrain land in Kerala

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Kozhikode/Kochi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Official sources said all the passengers would be subjected to Covid-19 rapid test at the airport before transferring them to their respective destinations by special taxis and KSRTC buses.
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An oppressive “guardianship” system also gave male relatives the right to object to the women’s professional aspirations.(Unsplash)
An oppressive “guardianship” system also gave male relatives the right to object to the women’s professional aspirations.(Unsplash)

As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

By Agence France-Presse | Riyadh
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:36 PM IST
For decades, straitlaced Saudi society offered limited opportunities for women seeking a paid job and the few who did find work were mostly restricted to the health and education sectors.
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Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a punishment(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a punishment(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging

By Press Trust of India | Riyadh
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Court-ordered floggings in Saudi Arabia -- sometimes extending to hundreds of lashes -- have long drawn condemnation from human rights groups.
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Even if the pandemic comes to a grinding halt, the future of oil prices remains bleak(Bloomberg)
Even if the pandemic comes to a grinding halt, the future of oil prices remains bleak(Bloomberg)

There is an oil deal. But India need not worry| HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Production cuts have pushed up oil prices, but conditions still favour buyers
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The fear of a big-three cartel emerging to resurrect oil prices are overblown. The only silver lining, amid the darkness over the Indian economy, is that crude prices have crashed, offering the country billions of dollars in savings(AP)
The fear of a big-three cartel emerging to resurrect oil prices are overblown. The only silver lining, amid the darkness over the Indian economy, is that crude prices have crashed, offering the country billions of dollars in savings(AP)

The silver lining in the Indian economy

PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2020 04:59 PM IST
The big oil producers don’t have a deal. This is good news for India
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The sight of women smoking in public has become much more common in recent months(Reuters File Photo)
The sight of women smoking in public has become much more common in recent months(Reuters File Photo)

‘Exercising newly won freedom’: Saudi women on smoking in public

By Agence France-Presse | Riyadh
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 07:50 AM IST
The kingdom’s ambitious de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has rolled out an array of economic and social innovations to project a moderate, business-friendly image.
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The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington D.C. to mark the anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(REUTERS)
The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington D.C. to mark the anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(REUTERS)

Verdict absolving Saudi prince’s top aides in Khashoggi case condemned globally, backed by US

By Agence France-Presse | Riyadh
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 05:36 PM IST
A US State Department official hailed the verdict as “an important step” in holding the perpetrators accountable. Riyadh has described the murder as a “rogue” operation that did not involve the crown prince.
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Air strikes in Yemen have sharply declined in number over the past two weeks.(Reuters image)
Air strikes in Yemen have sharply declined in number over the past two weeks.(Reuters image)

Air strikes declined sharply in Yemen: UN envoy

By Agence France-Presse | United Nations, United States
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 04:30 AM IST
UN envoy Martin Griffiths said the rate of air strikes fell by 80 percent during that period, which he said was “perhaps an even more important sign that something is changing in Yemen.”
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One of the halls at King Saud Guest Palace, restored few years ago, which is used to host visiting foreign dignitaries(Rezaul H Laskar)
One of the halls at King Saud Guest Palace, restored few years ago, which is used to host visiting foreign dignitaries(Rezaul H Laskar)

Travel: Saudi Arabia as a tourist destination? Why not!

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Here’s taking a trip to the Arabian kingdom and discovering Saudi beyond stereotypes
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency’s director Thursday(REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency’s director Thursday(REUTERS)

Saudi king hosts CIA chief for talks

By Agence France-Presse | Riyadh
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 06:26 AM IST
The meeting in Riyadh was attended by a number of Saudi officials including Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and intelligence chief Khalid al-Humaidan.
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India and Saudi Arabia also took several steps to transform their relations in the energy sector from a buyer-seller one to a strategic partnership(ANI)
India and Saudi Arabia also took several steps to transform their relations in the energy sector from a buyer-seller one to a strategic partnership(ANI)

India’s deepening Saudi engagement | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 08:11 PM IST
Riyadh’s tacit support for Delhi’s Kashmir move, and robust energy ties, are positives
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

At Riyadh event, PM Modi points to five trends that are key to prosperity

By Rezaul Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:19 PM IST
PM Modi listed 5 major trends as keys to future prosperity - impact of technology, importance of infrastructure, human resources, care for environment and business-friendly governance.
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WWE Crown Jewel 2019 will feature heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and former UFC star Cain Velasquez.(WWE)
WWE Crown Jewel 2019 will feature heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and former UFC star Cain Velasquez.(WWE)

WWE Crown Jewel 2019: Complete match card, date and other details

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
The WWE Crown Jewel 2019 will be quite different from the earlier editions as it will feature heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and former UFC star Cain Velasquez along with other familiar professional wrestlers.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday(PTI photo)

PM Narendra Modi to meet King Salman: Full itinerary in Riyadh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan TImes, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:07 AM IST
This is Prime Minister Modi’s second visit to the Gulf nation during which he is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) which will be followed by an interaction with a moderator at the conference.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a packed schedule during his day-long visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday(Reuters Archive)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a packed schedule during his day-long visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday(Reuters Archive)

Strategic partnership, trade top PM’s agenda in Saudi Arabia

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 06:23 AM IST
India and Saudi Arabia will sign several agreements, including one on forming a Strategic Partnership Council and another on a joint venture for retail outlets for petroleum products, during Modi’s visit.
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The prime minister said he also looks forward to participate in the Future Investment Initiative Forum.(Photo: PIB_India)
The prime minister said he also looks forward to participate in the Future Investment Initiative Forum.(Photo: PIB_India)

PM Modi leaves for Saudi Arabia, to ink deal to elevate India-Saudi ties

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 10:47 PM IST
The prime minister left for Riyadh on Monday night at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to attend the Plenary Session of the 3rd Future Investment Initiative Forum.
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The system of shelters operated around the kingdom is opaque but accounts of conditions there paint a dire picture.(Reuters image)
The system of shelters operated around the kingdom is opaque but accounts of conditions there paint a dire picture.(Reuters image)

Woman missing from home can’t travel alone in Saudi Arabia

By Agence France-Presse | Riyadh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:23 AM IST
The move, part of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to revamp the national image, ended a longstanding rule that prompted some extreme attempts to flee the kingdom.
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