Saudia Arabia

India raises death toll for citizens in hajj stampede to 18

2015-09-26 13:38

As the hajj religious pilgrims entered its final day, officials in Saudi Arabia continued to grapple with the aftermath of a deadly stampede that killed at least 719 people.

15 killed as Arab coalition planes pound Yemen capital

2015-09-19 20:02

Air raids by Saudi-led coalition warplanes have killed 15 people in Yemen's capital in one of the heaviest nights of bombardment in months, aid workers and witnesses say.

Security forces at Saudi mosque attacked

2015-08-06 18:01

At least 13 people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the southwest region bordering Yemen.

Saudi king shuffles government again

2015-07-13 15:14

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has named a new housing minister and replaced the head of the royal court in his latest government shuffle.

Saudis claw back market share with oil output

2015-03-24 20:30

Iraq, Venezuela, Russia and Kazakhstan are seeing their oil partially replaced by Saudi crude in Asia, the US and even Europe, as traders say the kingdom offers more oil, more cheaply.

Saudi king pardons woman driver

2011-09-28 23:21

Saudi King Abdullah has revoked a sentence of 10 lashes imposed on a woman for breaking the ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom.

Algerian teen raped on Umrah in Mecca

2010-09-26 17:45

A court in Saudi Arabia is investigating two Yemeni men accused of raping and murdering an Algerian teenager while she was on pilgrimage in Mecca.


Pope conveys 'closeness' to Muslims over Hajj deaths

2015-09-25 11:18

Pope Francis, speaking at New York's St Patrick's Cathedral, has expressed 'closeness' with the world's Muslims after more than 700 pilgrims were killed in a stampede outside the Islamic holy city of Mecca.

107 dead in crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque

2015-09-12 07:54

A towering construction crane toppled over during a violent rainstorm in the Saudi city of Mecca, Islam's holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month.

ISIS claims suicide bombing in Saudi capital

2015-07-17 16:58

A suicide bomber has wounded two policemen at a checkpoint near a high-security prison in the Saudi capital Riyadh in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Ramadan starts Thursday in several Muslim states

2015-06-17 10:54

Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries have announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Thursday.

Saudi editor sentenced to 7yrs, 600 lashes

2013-07-30 15:58

The editor of a Saudi Arabian social website has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for founding an Internet forum that violates Islamic values and promotes liberty.

Up to 2.5m in Mecca for hajj

2010-11-14 13:12

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have begun the main rituals of the annual pilgrimage, heading from Mecca to the camp of Mina with no major incidents reported since they descended on the holy city.

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