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Prince Talal was an older brother to King Salman and the father of businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The royal court said prayers for Prince Talal, who died on Saturday, will be held in Riyadh on Sunday.(AP)

Saudi prince who called for reforms dies at 87

Saudi Arabia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz founded the first school for girls in Riyadh, according to the Saudi newspaper Arab News. The school was founded at a time when females had no access to formal education in the landlocked capital and schools were open to boys only.
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.(Reuters)
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.(Reuters)

One of Khashoggi killers said ‘I know how to cut’ on audio, Erdogan says

Istanbul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 07:48 AM IST
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
The matter caught the attention of the government after the wife of one of the stranded persons approached the police for help.
The matter caught the attention of the government after the wife of one of the stranded persons approached the police for help.

Saudi Arabia releases two of 12 Himachal men held for visa overstay

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2018 10:49 PM IST
The matter caught the attention of the government after the wife of one of the stranded persons approached the police for help.
FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping has said that stability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping has said that stability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf.(REUTERS)

China supports Saudi Arabia in economic and social change, says President Xi Jinping

Buenos Aires | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 01:55 PM IST
Meeting in Buenos Aires, host of the G20 summit of industrialized nations on Friday, Xi said China has always attached great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported.
Turkey on Friday said US president Donald Trump intended to turn a “blind eye” to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder after he said it would not affect Washington’s ties with Riyadh.(Reuters Photo)
Turkey on Friday said US president Donald Trump intended to turn a “blind eye” to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder after he said it would not affect Washington’s ties with Riyadh.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump turning a ‘blind eye’ to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder, says Turkey

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2018 04:50 PM IST
“Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” US president Donald Trump said, implying Prince Mohammed’s culpability in Khashoggi’s killing in the Saudi mission in Istanbul. Trump was widely pilloried for what critics called his mercantile priorities that made him appear more like a lobbyist for Riyadh.
Luggage carried by a 15-member Saudi team dispatched to Istanbul included scissors, defibrillators and syringes that may have been used against journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate, a pro-government Turkish daily said Tuesday(Reuters Photo)
Luggage carried by a 15-member Saudi team dispatched to Istanbul included scissors, defibrillators and syringes that may have been used against journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate, a pro-government Turkish daily said Tuesday(Reuters Photo)

Saudi ‘kill team’s’ luggage contained syringes, scissors: Report

Agence France Presse | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 05:55 PM IST
After repeated denials, Saudi Arabia finally admitted Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Riyadh critic, had been murdered at the mission in a “rogue” operation.
US president Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on Sunday.(AP File Photo)
US president Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on Sunday.(AP File Photo)

Trump, Erdogan discussed how to respond to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing: White House official

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 04:48 PM IST
Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of ruling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate by a team sent from Riyadh. Saudi authorities have acknowledged that the killing was premeditated, but his body has not been found.
Friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters and banners with his pictures during a demonstration outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.(Reuters/File Photo)
Friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters and banners with his pictures during a demonstration outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.(Reuters/File Photo)

‘All we want is to bury him in Medina’: Jamal Khashoggi’s family asks Saudi Arabia to return body

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 10:25 PM IST
Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly killed inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October 2.
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Washington Post contributor, was ‘strangled’ soon after he entered consulate and his body was cut into pieces, Turkish prosecutor this evening.(AP)
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Washington Post contributor, was ‘strangled’ soon after he entered consulate and his body was cut into pieces, Turkish prosecutor this evening.(AP)

Jamal Khashoggi was chopped into pieces at Saudi consulate: Turkish prosecutor

By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 08:30 PM IST
Turkey cast doubt Wednesday on whether Saudi Arabia was willing to “genuinely cooperate” in the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as international pressure increased on Riyadh to provide answers.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on October 23 shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meeting with family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh.(AFP Photo)
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on October 23 shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meeting with family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh.(AFP Photo)

Saudi king, crown prince meet family of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 08:12 PM IST
State-run news agency report said King Salman and Prince Mohammed offered their condolences to the family of the Saudi journalist.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting of his ruling AK Party in Ankara.(Retuers)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting of his ruling AK Party in Ankara.(Retuers)

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death a planned and ‘savage murder’, says Turkish President

By Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 03:45 PM IST
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan rejected Saudi Arabia’s explanation that Jamal Khashoggi’s death was accidental.
The US on Thursday said it will give Saudi Arabia a few more days to wrap up its probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but announced its top treasury official will skip a global economic summit billed as “Davos in the Desert”.(AP File Photo)
The US on Thursday said it will give Saudi Arabia a few more days to wrap up its probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but announced its top treasury official will skip a global economic summit billed as “Davos in the Desert”.(AP File Photo)

US to skip Saudi biz summit to give Riyadh time to probe Khashoggi's disappearance

Hindustan Times | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 10:31 AM IST
The summit is an initiative of Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is at the centre of the international controversy surrounding Khashoggi, a strident critic of the prince, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
In this file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain.(AP File Photo)
In this file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain.(AP File Photo)
Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 17, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 17, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Indian man sacked in Saudi Arabia for ‘derogatory comments’ on women amid Sabarimala row

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 06:50 PM IST
Deepak Pavithram, a Keralite working with Lulu Hypermarket in Riyadh, was sacked on Tuesday for making misogynistic and insensitive remarks about women on social media.
A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich, Switzerland on July 19.(REUTERS)
A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich, Switzerland on July 19.(REUTERS)

Google drops out of Saudi conference amid disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Google’s Diane Greene did not offer a reason for not attending the conference in Riyadh. Other business leaders who have said they would not attend the conference, including Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, said they were concerned about Khashoggi’s disappearance.
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Argentina v Iraq - Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - October 11, 2018 Argentina's Paulo Dybala shakes hands with Iraq's Hussam Kadhim after the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Argentina v Iraq - Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - October 11, 2018 Argentina's Paulo Dybala shakes hands with Iraq's Hussam Kadhim after the match(REUTERS)

No Messi, no problem as Argentina beat Iraq 4-0

Riyadh | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Argentina will face traditional rivals Brazil, also in Saudi Arabia next Tuesday.
A property belonging to billionaire Maan al-Sanea is seen in Khobar in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. Sanea, ranked by Forbes in 2007 as one of the world’s 100 richest people, was detained last year for unpaid debts dating back to 2009 when his company, Saad Group, defaulted.(Reuters File Photo)
A property belonging to billionaire Maan al-Sanea is seen in Khobar in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. Sanea, ranked by Forbes in 2007 as one of the world’s 100 richest people, was detained last year for unpaid debts dating back to 2009 when his company, Saad Group, defaulted.(Reuters File Photo)

Saudi Arabia to auction detained tycoon’s real estate assets

Riyadh | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 09:38 AM IST
Etqaan Alliance, the consortium appointed late last year by a three-judge tribunal to resolve Saad’s debt dispute, will sell the assets over five months at auctions in the Eastern Province, Riyadh and Jeddah.
Wildlife experts were roped in, who identified it as the red-eared terrapin.(HT Representative Photo)
Wildlife experts were roped in, who identified it as the red-eared terrapin.(HT Representative Photo)

Six live tortoises rescued at Delhi’s IGI airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 03:02 AM IST
Customs department officials seized two big and four small live tortoises from a bag being carried by a passenger who arrived at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from Riyadh
Rana Almimoni, a 30-year-old Saudi motor racing enthusiast, poses with her helmet next to her car on the track in Dirab motor park, on the southern outskirts of the capital Riyadh, on July 19, 2018.(AFP)
Rana Almimoni, a 30-year-old Saudi motor racing enthusiast, poses with her helmet next to her car on the track in Dirab motor park, on the southern outskirts of the capital Riyadh, on July 19, 2018.(AFP)

After driving ban ends, Saudi Arabia’s women taste thrill of speed

Riyad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 08:35 PM IST
Speed-crazed women drivers are bound to turn heads in the deeply conservative desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A Jet Airways passenger aircraft prepares to land at the airport in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS/Representative image)
A Jet Airways passenger aircraft prepares to land at the airport in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS/Representative image)

2 Jet Airways pilots’ licences suspended for runway incursion at Riyadh airport

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 06:21 PM IST
The Saudi Aviation Investigation Bureau in a release said the aircraft aborted taking off on a taxiway that ran parallel to the runway.
The incident is being probed by local regulatory authorities.(HT File)
The incident is being probed by local regulatory authorities.(HT File)

Jet Airways flight skids off Riyadh airport runway, nobody hurt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 12:49 PM IST
Sources said the acceleration gained during the take-off could have steered the Mumbai-bound aircraft beyond the runway even as the pilot implemented all the required procedures to abort the operation.
Hessah al-Ajaji drives her car down the busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday.(AP)
Hessah al-Ajaji drives her car down the busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday.(AP)

How a young royal is driving change in Saudi Arabia

By Siraj Wahab
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 09:01 AM IST
The reforms, brought in by Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, popularly known by his initials MBS, have seen the ban on cinema being lifted, women being allowed into sports stadiums, entertainment activities being openly promoted and avenues for tourism being tapped
Saudi Samar Al-Moqren drives her car through the streets of the Saudi capital Riyadh for the first time just after midnight, June 24, 2018, when the law allowing women to drive took effect.(AFP Photo)
Saudi Samar Al-Moqren drives her car through the streets of the Saudi capital Riyadh for the first time just after midnight, June 24, 2018, when the law allowing women to drive took effect.(AFP Photo)

The $90 billion reason behind allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia

Bloomberg | By Zainab Fattah
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 12:45 PM IST
Saudi energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said ending the ban means “women will be more empowered and more mobile...will participate more in the job market over time, so I think it’s going to contribute to employment of females in Saudi Arabia.”
A car saleswoman poses for a photograph in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lifting of the ban on women driving marks a milestone for women in the kingdom who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis and ride-hailing services to get to work, go shopping and simply move around(AP)
A car saleswoman poses for a photograph in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lifting of the ban on women driving marks a milestone for women in the kingdom who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis and ride-hailing services to get to work, go shopping and simply move around(AP)

As part of reforms in Saudi Arabia, women are finally allowed to drive

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 10:45 AM IST
The end of the ban on driving by Saudi women must therefore be part of a continuing process that gives women more power to fashion their own destinies and become equal partners in shaping the future of their country
Yemen’s Houthis has stepped up missile attacks on the kingdom in what it says is retaliation for air raids by a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed movement.(Representative photo)
Yemen’s Houthis has stepped up missile attacks on the kingdom in what it says is retaliation for air raids by a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed movement.(Representative photo)

Saudi air defences intercept missile above Riyadh as several blasts heard

Reuters, Riyadh | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 11:52 PM IST
At least six loud blasts were heard and bright flashes were seen in the sky over Riyadh, and puffs of smoke were later visible above the city.
Samira al-Ghamdi, a practicing psychologist, reacts as she drives to work in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia June 24, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra(REUTERS)
Samira al-Ghamdi, a practicing psychologist, reacts as she drives to work in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia June 24, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra(REUTERS)

‘I don’t need to be dependent on anyone’, Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted

Associated Press, Riyadh | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Saudi Arabia women are officially allowed to get behind the wheel, after a decades-old driving ban was lifted on Sunday.
A Saudi woman practices driving in Riyadh, on April 29, 2018, ahead of the lifting of a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia.(AFP/Getty Images File)
A Saudi woman practices driving in Riyadh, on April 29, 2018, ahead of the lifting of a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia.(AFP/Getty Images File)

Saudi women who campaigned against driving ban are still sitting in prison

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 10:10 AM IST
Alyousef now awaits the milestone behind bars. She was detained last month, along with some of the most outspoken women’s rights advocates in Saudi Arabia.
A general view of the Ritz Carlton hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh.(AFP Photo)
A general view of the Ritz Carlton hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh.(AFP Photo)

Ritz-Carlton crackdown haunts Crown Prince’s new Saudi Arabia

Bloomberg | By Vivian Nereim, Matthew Martin and Glen Carey
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 10:15 AM IST
The arrests have created a climate of fear, obscuring the daily reports of change that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is ushering in as a young reformer for a new era.
Saudi Arabia’s ‘drone fashion show’ (Jina/Twitter)
Saudi Arabia’s ‘drone fashion show’ (Jina/Twitter)

Saudi Arabia’s fashion show causes stir online after replacing models with drones

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 02:27 PM IST
A fashion show in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh featured drones instead of models.
A Yemeni man walks on the rubble of a petrol station after it was hit by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, May 27, 2018.(AP)
A Yemeni man walks on the rubble of a petrol station after it was hit by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, May 27, 2018.(AP)

Saudi strikes petrol station in Yemen as people prepared to break fast, 4 killed

Press Trust of India, Sanaa | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 05:44 PM IST
Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition that has been fighting the Huthi rebels since 2015 to shore up the internationally recognised government, is active almost daily in Yemen.
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