Jeddah

  • Saudi beggar dies leaving million-dollar fortune behind 20-03-2014 07:19 PM

    Jeddah: A 100-year-old woman in Saudi Arabia, who spent decades begging on the streets, has died leaving behind a secret fortune of gold coins, jewellery and a real estate portfolio worth a whopping $10,66,580. The blind woman had begged for 50 years on the streets of Jeddah, before she suddenly...
  • Passengers face mid-air scare as doors of AI Jeddah-Mumbai flight remain unlocked 15-11-2013 11:04 PM

    Around 400 passengers and crew of an Air India flight from Jeddah to Mumbai via Hyderabad, on Friday, had a mid-air scare when a cockpit panel indicated that one of the doors was not properly locked, forcing the plane to return soon after take off. The Boeing 747 Jumbo flight...
  • Makkah to host Conference of Islamic Capitals and Cities 28-08-2013 05:50 AM

    The 13th Conference of Islamic Capitals and Cities will be inaugurated in Saudi Arabia's Makkah city on September 1 under the patronage of the custodian of the two holy mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. More than 400 delegates of the 141-member Organisation of Islamic Capitals and Cities (OICC)...
  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East 05-08-2013 06:47 AM

    Washington: The US has announced to extend closure of its 19 diplomatic posts till August 10, while nine of its embassies and consulates which were closed, will resume normal operations on Monday. "Given that a number of our embassies and consulates were going to be closed in accordance with local...
  • India, Saudi Arabia to deepen counter-terror cooperation 27-05-2013 09:58 AM

    Jeddah: India and Saudi Arabia have decided to further strengthen and deepen their counter-terrorism cooperation, nearly a year after Riyadh deported Abu Jundal, wanted in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack. The counter-terrorism issue is emerging as a key area of cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is concerned about...
  • Indian Embassy starts delivering exit papers in Saudi 20-05-2013 03:07 PM

    Dubai: India on Monday started verification and issuance of Emergency Certificates allowing its citizens to leave Saudi Arabia following concerns over a new labour policy in the Gulf Kingdom. The schedule currently announced is for the delivery of the first batch of 12,000 Emergency Certificate applications received at Indian Embassy...
  • Mumbai: Air India flight makes emergency landing 31-08-2011 03:11 PM

    Mumbai: A disaster was averted at the Mumbai airport on Wednesday after an Air India flight landed under emergency conditions. The Jeddah-Mumbai flight had 260 passengers on board. All passengers disembarked safely, an Air India spokesperson said. Reports say that the flight developed a technical snag in its hydraulic control...
  • Mumbai: AI flight to Jeddah delayed by 9 hours 30-07-2011 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: There was a lot of chaos at Mumbai International Airport on Friday night as 300 passengers protested after their of the Air India flight 965 to Jeddah was indefinitely delayed. The AI flight was supposed to take off at 3:40 am but was then postponed to 12:30 pm...
  • Indian who killed 6 Saudis in accident released 28-04-2011 11:43 AM

    Dubai: An Indian man, who was jailed for killing six people in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, has been released after the family of the victims agreed to a blood-money deal. Sulieman Abubakr, 55, from Karnataka was driving on the highway to Saudi capital of Riyadh in April 2008...
  • India warns the world: oil price may ruin all 22-06-2008 04:58 PM

    Bangalore: With an overall lead of 244 and a wicket still remaining, New Zealand may be in a good position to dictate terms, but centurion Virat Kohli feels that India can easily push for a 2-0 series win with two full days left in the second and final Test match...
  • Little hope for action at Jeddah oil meet: Libya 22-06-2008 09:27 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Australia skipper Michael Clarke admitted on Saturday that he had been wrong in choosing to bat first against Pakistan in the second one-day international between the two teams in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Pakistan thumped Australia by seven wickets to level the three-match series at 1-1, leaving the...
  • Indian flight crash-lands in Muscat 16-10-2006 09:41 AM

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  • Dead man gives kin pleasant surprise 17-08-2006 03:23 PM

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