Riyadh

  • Indian women unpaid for nine months in Saudi Arabia 22-03-2014 03:31 PM

    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...
  • Saudi man to get 2400 lashes publicly for breaking mother's tooth 23-02-2014 03:33 PM

    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...
  • Gulf Islamists irked as monarchs back Egypt's generals 28-08-2013 02:42 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Over 18,000 Indians in Saudi seek emergency certificate 08-05-2013 04:25 PM

    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...
  • 'Lady al Qaeda' sentenced to 15 years in prison 30-10-2011 10:44 AM

    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 37-year-old Haila Al-Qaseer after...
  • 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...
  • Saudi: Maid rescued after 17 years' slavery 19-02-2011 07:21 PM

    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...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Riyadh 13-01-2011 01:06 PM

    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...
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  • India, Saudi sign Riyadh Declaration 01-03-2010 09:06 AM

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  • After Davos its Riyadh for talks on global economy 28-01-2010 11:20 PM

    World leaders and business giant are gathered at Davos for World Economic Forum. ...