RIYADH

  • TCS opens Saudi Arabia's first allwoman BPO centre September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: India's largest software exporter TCS on Sunday said that it has opened Saudi Arabia's first allfemale business process centre, which will provide employment to up to 3,000 women in three years. Saudi Aramco and GE are the centre's first customers, TCS said in a statement. Both...
  • Hyderabad sends most Indian students to US for higher studies: report August 31, 2014

    While foreign destinations continue to be favoured by Indian students for higher studies, a recent study by the Brookings Institute in Washington DC has revealed that Hyderabad tops the list of the cities from which Indians go to the United States. The study reveals that 94 foreign cities together accounted for...
  • ISIS dangerous not only for Syria but whole world: Syrian Ambassador June 19, 2014

    Syrian Ambassador to India, Riyadh Abbas on Thursday said that the ISIS is getting support from Al Qaeda supporters, like western, colonial states and some Saudi countries. In an interview to CNNIBN, Syrian Ambassador said, "ISIS is terrorist organisation which is dangerous not only for Syria but the whole world." ...
  • 3 Indians arrested for taking private tuitions in Saudi Arabia June 10, 2014

    Riyadh: Three Indian teachers in Saudi Arabia have been arrested in Riyadh for giving private tuitions, an illegal and punishable offence in the kingdom. Riyadh Police raided the house of three Indian teachers, employed with the International Indian School here, and found them with students gathered for private tuitions, Arab News...
  • Saudi king appoints son as Emir of Riyadh May 14, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah promoted one of his sons as governor of the Riyadh region on Wednesday, according to the Saudi Press Agency, an important post in which he will oversee the country's capital and be in direct contact with the world's top visiting officials and dignitaries. The Saudi Press Agency...
  • Indian women unpaid for nine months in Saudi Arabia March 22, 2014

    Dubai: Eleven Indian women, working as cleaners in a hospital in Saudi Arabia have appealed for help after they were allegedly not paid their salaries for the past nine months, a media report said on Saturday. The workers, hailing from the south Indian state of Kerala, are on contractual jobs for...
  • Saudi man to get 2400 lashes publicly for breaking mother's tooth February 23, 2014

    A Saudi Arabian man who punched out his mother's tooth during a fight will have his own tooth broken as punishment, in addition to being imprisoned and publicly lashed. The man, in his 30s, broke his mother's tooth while he beat her when she was travelling with him in a car....
  • Gulf Islamists irked as monarchs back Egypt's generals August 28, 2013

    A scuffle broke the reflective atmosphere of Friday prayers in Riyadh's al-Ferdous mosque after the imam deplored the recent bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters by the military in nearby Egypt. The fight between members of the congregation, recorded on a widely circulated Youtube clip and reported by the daily al-Hayat...
  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East August 5, 2013

    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 custom...
  • India, Saudi Arabia to deepen counterterror cooperation May 27, 2013

    Jeddah: India and Saudi Arabia have decided to further strengthen and deepen their counterterrorism cooperation, nearly a year after Riyadh deported Abu Jundal, wanted in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack. The counterterrorism issue is emerging as a key area of cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is concerned about...
  • Over 18,000 Indians in Saudi seek emergency certificate May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 18,000 Indians have approached the Indian embassy in Riyadh seeking 'emergency certificate' to leave Saudi Arabia amid concerns about possible job losses due to implementation of a new labour law "Nitaqat" that seeks to reserve 10 per cent jobs for locals. The Indian workers have applied for...
  • Saudi royal family intervenes in murder of 5yearold February 13, 2013

    The royal family has taken up the case of child abuse by a Saudi celebrity cleric who confessed to the beating death of his 5yearold daughter. The royal family intervened in the case after online activists called for harsher punishments after reports that the cleric received only a light sentence. The...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Nayef, heir to throne, dies June 17, 2012

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef, a hawkish interior minister who crushed al Qaeda in the world's top oil exporter, died on Saturday eight months after becoming heir to the throne, paving the way for a more reformminded successor. As with previous successions, the selection process is likely to be smooth,...
  • Smoke spotted on MumbaiRiyadh Jet flight May 28, 2012

    Mumbai: There was a scare on Jet Airways' flight 9W 523 from Mumbai to Riyadh on Monday. The flight was asked to return to bay by the ATC just before takeoff. Reports say the flight was asked to return to bay after smoke was spotted in one of the engines. The...
  • 'Lady al Qaeda' sentenced to 15 years in prison October 30, 2011

    Dubai: A woman dubbed 'Lady al Qaeda' for being the first female in Saudi Arabia who underwent trial for involvement in terrorist activists has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a court in the kingdom. A special criminal court in Riyadh on Saturday sentenced 37yearold Haila AlQaseer after she...
  • Indian who killed 6 Saudis in accident released April 28, 2011

    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 bloodmoney deal. Sulieman Abubakr, 55, from Karnataka was driving on the highway to Saudi capital of Riyadh in April 2008 when...
  • Saudi: Maid rescued after 17 years' slavery February 19, 2011

    Riyadh: A Sri Lankan maid, who was made to serve virtually as a slave by her Saudi sponsor for 17 years, has been rescued by officials of the Sri Lankan embassy in Saudi Arabia. Kusuma Nandini, 56, who had arrived in Riyadh in 1994, was kept as a slave at her...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Riyadh January 13, 2011

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh is a growing city of over four million, combining the flair of a financial centre with a traditional desert lifestyle as it is home to one of the biggest Arab camel markets. The desert city is a showcase of the kingdom's struggle to balance modernisation...
  • Pak must act against terrorism: PM March 1, 2010

    Riyadh: Pakistan needs to "act decisively against terrorism" if it seeks to benefit from trade and commerce with India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday. "If there is cooperation between India and Pakistan, vast opportunities will open up for trade, travel and development that will create prosperity in both...
  • Extradition among IndoSaudi pacts signed March 1, 2010

    Riyadh: A pathbreaking extradition treaty was among five agreements signed between India and Saudi Arabia in the presence of visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh late Sunday night. "Both sides signed five agreements in the presence of Prime Minister (Manmohan...
  • India, Saudi sign Riyadh Declaration March 1, 2010

    Riyadh: India and Saudi Arabia late on Sunday signed Riyadh Declaration to cement ties and to raise bilateral cooperation to a strategic partnership covering security, economic, defence and political areas. The 'Riyadh Declaration A New Era of Strategic Partnership' was signed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Saudi Arabia's...
  • After Davos its Riyadh for talks on global economy January 28, 2010

    Hundreds of world leaders and business giants are gathered in Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum. But the talks on the global economy don't stop there. In the same week, many of those leaders head to Saudi Arabia for another forum on global competitiveness. ...