Saudia Arabia

WATCH: Saudi prince sees "useful returns" from expected $100bn investment in India

2019-02-22 10:58

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he saw investment opportunities of more than $100bn in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between India and Pakistan.

22 children killed by air strike in Yemen: UN

2018-08-25 11:09

At least 22 children and four women have been killed by a Saudi-led coalition air strike while fleeing fighting in Yemen, the UN aid chief has said, condemning attacks on civilians.

US Senate votes to allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

2016-05-18 10:29

The US Senate approved legislation that would allow 9/11 victims and their relatives to sue Saudi Arabia over its possible role in the 2001 attacks, a bill which could trigger a diplomatic firestorm.

China urges calm between Saudi Arabia and Iran

2016-01-11 14:03

A Chinese diplomat urged "calm and restraint" between Saudi Arabia and Iran during a visit to both countries last week, China's government says.

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 summit loses its swagger as elites question kingdom

2018-10-22 13:24

It’s an investment summit in the shadow of a killing: stripped of the glitz and glamour of business titans who last year flew in to woo a young prince and be a part of his grand plans to transform his country’s economy.

Let women drive, urges Saudi prince

2016-11-30 14:39

An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an "urgent" end to his country's ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women's rights and economic necessity.

Gun, bomb attack on Shi'ite mosque in Saudi

2016-01-29 16:00

Assailants bombed and opened fire on a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during weekly prayers, residents say, in the latest attack on the minority community.

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.

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