News

Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia to allow women to work in pharmacies

Riyadh, Feb 4 (IANS/EFE) Saudi Labor Minister Adel Faqih announced on the weekend that women will soon be allowed to work in pharmacies, a job held only by men so far, media reports said.

 
Lockheed Martin sets up branch in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Feb 3 (IANS) US defence-tech giant Lockheed Martin has launched a branch here in the Saudi capital, a media report said Sunday.

 
More women to join Saudi parliament

Riyadh, Dec 24 (IANS) For the first time, women will represent 10 percent of the 150 seats of the Saudi Shura, or consultative council, in the coming legislative term, Xinhua reported.

 
Ten percent women in Saudi parliament

Riyadh, Dec 24 (IANS) For the first time, women will represent 10 percent of the 150 seats of the Saudi Shura, or consultative council, in the coming legislative term, Xinhua reported.

 
Saudi embassy official gunned down in Yemen

Riyadh, Nov 28 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian embassy military official and his Yemeni bodyguard were Wednesday assassinated by unidentified gunmen in security uniforms in Yemen's capital city of Sana'a, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

 
Saudi diplomat gunned down in Yemen

Riyadh, Nov 28 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian military official and his Yemeni bodyguard were Wednesday assassinated by unidentified gunmen in security uniforms in Yemen's capital city of Sana'a, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

 
Saudi firms hiring more foreigners to pay fine

Riyadh, Nov 14 (IANS) Private companies that hire more foreigners than Saudis will be fined as part of a government plan to tackle unemployment in the country.

 
1,000 Nigerian women Haj pilgrims held in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Sep 27 (IANS) Nigeria has registered a protest with Saudi Arabia over detention of about 1,000 Nigerian women at Saudi airports who wanted to undertake the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.

 
Saudi mufti asks film protesters to stop violence

Riyadh, Sep 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's highest spiritual leader has called on the Muslims to denounce violence in protest of an anti-Islam video made in the US.

 
Saudi Arabia targets its illegal private clinics

Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has launched a crackdown on illegal private medical practices.

 
Saudi king chooses new crown prince, interior minister

Riyadh, June 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Monday selected Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz as the new crown prince and appointed him deputy premier and minister of defence while Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz was made the interior minister.

 
Saudi prince's funeral services held in Mecca

Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) Saudi crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who breathed his last Saturday following a prolonged illness, was Sunday buried after sunset prayers in the holy city of Makkah. He was 78.

 
Saudi prince's funeral to be held in Mecca

Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) The funeral prayers for Saudi crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who breathed his last Saturday following a prolonged illness, will be held Sunday after sunset prayers (around 9.45 p.m. IST) in the holy city of Mecca. He was 78.

 
World leaders condole Saudi prince's death

Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) A number of world leaders have sent their condolences to Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the royal family and the people over the demise of crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

 
Saudi crown prince passes away in Geneva

Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's heir apparent Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died Saturday at a Geneva hospital following prolonged illness, Al Jazeera reported. The 78-year-old was undergoing treatment at a Geneva hospital.

 
Saudi crown prince,78, dies in Geneva

Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's heir apparent Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud breathed his last Saturday at a Geneva hospital following an illness, Al Jazeera reported. He was 78.

 
Saudi women petition king for right to drive

Riyadh, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Six hundred women in Saudi Arabia have signed a petition asking the king to grant women the right to drive. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from getting behind the wheel of a car.

 
Cheating in football is sin: Saudi scholars

Riyadh, May 10 (IANS) Football players who fool referees to score goals or to obtain penalties or fouls are committing a sin, two Saudi religious scholars have said.

 
Saudi ordered to read Quran as wife-beating punishment

Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) A Saudi man found guilty of hitting his wife has been sentenced by a court to read the Quran and two Islamic books on relations between spouses. He will later sit for a test on what he learned from the books.

 
Saudi Arabia recalls envoy, closes embassy in Egypt

Riyadh, April 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Saturday recalled its ambassador in Egypt and shut down its embassy in Cairo and consulates in Alexandria and Suez over security concerns, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

 
Saudi Arabia condemns Russian accusations over Syria

Riyadh, March 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has condemned a Russian statement accusing it of supporting terrorism in Syria.

 
Antony's visit: India, Saudi Arabia seek stronger ties

Riyadh, Feb 15 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia have looked at ways to enhance bilateral ties during the two-day visit of Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony.

 
Saudi, an important strategic partner of India: Antony

Riyadh, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday described Saudi Arabia as 'an important strategic partner' for the country.

 
Gulf has immense importance for India: Antony

Riyadh, Feb 14 (IANS) The Gulf has immense importance in Indian foreign policy, with over six million Indians working in the region, visiting Indian Defence Minister said here.

 
Saudi offer to hike crude exports to India

Riyadh, Feb 14 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has offered to increase its export of crude oil to India. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud conveyed this to Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony, who is on an official visit here to strengthen military ties between the two nations.

 
China, Saudi Arabia vow to enhance ties

Riyadh, Jan 16 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz have vowed to enhance bilateral relations.

 
Saudi king names new defence minister

Riyadh, Nov 5 (IANS) Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed Prince Salman, the governor of Riyadh province, as the kingdom's new defence and aviation minister, following the death of former Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the state television reported Saturday.

 
Saudi defence minister dead

Riyadh, Oct 22 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, who was minister of defence and aviation and one of the top leaders of the oil-rich kingdom next only to the king, is dead, Saudi and US media reported Saturday.

 

Latest News

Russians to get awards over meteorite response
 
Russian party wants fines on use of foreign words
 
Russia, NATO to hold anti-piracy exercise
 
Terrorists strike Dilsukhnagar for second time in 10 years
 
Terror returns to Hyderabad, 12 die in twin blasts
 
Hockey World League: Indian men escape with 3-2 win over Ireland
 
Gang-rape victim's family to get flat
 
IOC vote a wake-up call for hockey: FIH president
 
Chennai is very lucky for me: Bappi Lahiri
 
Economic census begins in Delhi
 

News Categories

India
 
North America
 
South Asia
 
Gulf-Middle East
 
South East Asia
 
South West Asia
 
Asia
 
Europe
 
Australia
 
Caribbeans
 
Africa
 
South America
 
United Nations
 
National
 
Business
 
Sports
 
Technology
 
Culture
 
Diaspora
 
Education
 
Entertainment
 
Indo-Pak
 
Incidents
 
Law
 
Religion
 
Security
 
Health
 
Lifestyle
 
Media
 
Society
 
Nature
 
Movie Review
 
Movie Snippets
 
Interview
 
Commentary
 
Articles
 
Features
 


Share:
















Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy and Terms of Usage FAQ
Canadian Desi
© 2001 Marg eSolutions


Site designed, developed and maintained by Marg eSolutions Inc.