Aden | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:24 PM IST
The cabinet members, including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, were transferred safely to the city’s presidential palace, the witnesses and Saudi media said.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:41 AM IST
According to officials involved in the vaccine administration plan, there are doubts if Pfizer has enough spare capacity to cater to Indian requirements after fulfilling its current commitments with the US, UK, EU, Bahrain, Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
Islamabad | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:19 AM IST
The Saudi FM will hold talks with country’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi.
Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:40 PM IST
Al-Hathloul was among a handful of Saudi women who openly called for the right to drive before it was granted in 2018 and for the removal of male guardianship laws that had long stifled women’s freedom of movement.
Riyadh [Saudi Arabia] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Saudi Arabia has extended the suspension of all international commercial flights and entry into the Kingdom through land and seaports for another week in view of the new coronavirus strain which was discovered in the United Kingdom.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:29 PM IST
Recent news about Covid-19 vaccine efficacy caused oil prices to climb to their highest levels since the crash in April. Seeing hope in those higher prices, some oil producers wanted to increase pumping to try to make up for almost a year of dismal oil earnings.
Riyadh | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:23 PM IST
The country’s Health Minister Dr Tawfiq al-Rabiah extended his gratitude to the Crown Prince for his “keenness and continuous follow-up” to provide vaccines to citizens. This comes after Saudi Arabia received shipments of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pzifer and BioNTech earlier this month.
Geneva/ Berlin | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:56 AM IST
Both companies are performing tests to see if their vaccines work against the mutated variant.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 08:14 PM IST
High-risk groups of people, including frontline medical workers, as well as individuals suffering from chronic diseases and elderly persons are set to be inoculated during the first stage.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 05:05 PM IST
South Africa’s health minister had earlier said that scientists have found out that the increase in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country is being driven by the new strain of the virus
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Islamabad has so far paid $2 billion to Riyadh after Saudi Arabia insisted on the repayment of the loan earlier this year in the wake of bilateral ties being strained over Pakistan’s efforts to forge an alternative front of Muslim nations through an outreach to Turkey and Malaysia
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman were among the Gulf nations whose governments announced that they would ban entry and exit via their land and sea borders barring cargo movements and cancel commercial travel.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:54 PM IST
On Sunday, the authorities admitted that a more infectious new coronavirus strain was spreading “out of control” as they imposed strictest of measures to check the spread.
Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said it traced malware that infected the personal phones of 36 journalists, producers, anchors and executives at Al-Jazeera back to the Israel-based NSO Group.
Riyadh | By Asian News International | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:39 AM IST
Saudi Arabia and Turkey have temporarily banned all travel from the United Kingdom. The government of Saudi Arabia has further asked people, who have recently returned from the UK, to self-isolate at home for two weeks.
London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:40 AM IST
In February last year, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced that Saudi Arabia would invest over USD 100 billion in India in petrochemicals, refining, infrastructure, mining and manufacturing, agriculture and several other sectors.
Hindustan Times, Washington/New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:30 AM IST
Members of the team that put together the Doing Business report cited undue pressure -- both directly and indirectly -- to manipulate data for 2018 and 2020, the World Bank said.
Dubai | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:26 PM IST
The economy shrank 4.6% in the third quarter, rebounding slightly from the 7% slump in the previous quarter but marked by declines in both the oil and non-oil sectors, the data showed.
MUSCAT | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The vote took place amid a bitter and long-running political dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Saudi Arabia is one of four countries which has imposed a trade and travel boycott on Qatar since 2017, though there have recently been indications the dispute could be resolved.
Dubai | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 05:38 PM IST
The kingdom expects its deficit to hit $79.4 billion this year, according to a government budget statement released late Tuesday, an estimated 12% of the country’s gross domestic product.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:32 PM IST
The kingdom is relying on payouts from Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company, to help plug its budget deficit and bolster an economy that’s been hammered this year by coronavirus lockdowns and the crash in crude prices.
Riyadh | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 09:31 AM IST
At the end of last week, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority approved the registration and use of a vaccine against the new coronavirus produced by the American company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
New York | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 09:02 AM IST
According to its annual global survey, at least 274 journalists have been jailed on December 1, exceeding the high of 272 in 2016.
Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Mallika Soni
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.
By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:39 PM IST
Futures rose 1.4% in New York after losing 0.5% on Friday. A ship was hit by an explosion at the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah, with no casualties reported. It comes three weeks after an oil tanker was damaged in a possible attack at the Saudi terminal of Shuqaiq, highlighting the potential for supply to be disrupted.
Riyadh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Gen Naravane, who arrived in Saudi Arabia on the second leg of his two-nation visit that included the United Arab Emirates, is the first-ever head of the Indian Army to travel to the two strategically important Gulf countries.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:35 AM IST
This is Gen Naravane’s third foreign tour this year with diplomatic overtones, following his visits to Myanmar along with foreign secretary Harsh Shringla in October, and to Nepal in November.
By Kabir Taneja
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 10:25 AM IST
While successfully balancing relations between Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia power blocks, New Delhi’s affinity for this Gulf outreach is rooted in geopolitical and geo-economic realities
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:21 PM IST
The two leaders also looked at potential Qatari investments in the entire energy value chain in India