Scaled-down Hajj begins with social distancing measures; pilgrims tested for COVID-19, given special attire
The 1,000 pilgrims selected for Hajj this year were seen standing apart and moving in small groups of 20
The Kingdom's royal court in a brief statement said the 84-year-old monarch is being tested at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital
In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.
Expat quota bill set to impact 8 lakh Indians in Kuwait; foreign workers in Gulf bear brunt of coronavirus pandemic
According to the draft expat quota bill, Indians, currently the largest expat community in Kuwait with a population of 1.45 million, should not exceed 15 percent of the population
Saudi Arabia in June decided to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the hajj to 1,000 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
Was told to light up the oven after Jamal Khashoggi’s arrival, says worker at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul
The prominent Saudi Arabian journalist had disappeared after going to the consulate to get papers for his marriage in October 2018
The other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament are Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.
Centre says Indian pilgrims will not go for Haj this year due to COVID-19; full refunds to be processed soon
The money will be refunded through online Direct Benefit Transfer mode into bank accounts of applicants, the Minority Affairs Minister said, adding this will be the first time since Independence that pilgrims from India will not be going for Haj
Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj will not be cancelled, 'very limited' number of people allowed to perform pilgrimage
Saudi Arabia said Monday that this year's hajj will not be cancelled, but that due to the coronavirus only 'very limited numbers' of people will be allowed to perform the major Muslim pilgrimage.
Russia has no objection to earlier OPEC Plus meeting; Saudi Arabia to extend record cuts till year-end: Report
Algeria, which currently holds the presidency of the the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has proposed the meeting planned for 9-10 June be brought forward to facilitate oil sales for countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait.
Premier League: Sheffield United's official filings reveal possible 'conflict of interest' in Saudi bid for Newcastle
Rules state that a person would be disqualified if he/she is involved in or has any power to determine the management or administration of another Football League club
Salah Khashoggi said of the December verdict that “it has been fair to us and that justice has been achieved.”
Oil prices fall in early trade after data shows rise in US crude inventories; concerns mount about new viral outbreaks
Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has urged OPEC+ countries to reduce oil output further to restore balance in global crude markets, the country’s state news agency reported early on Wednesday
Oil prices rose on Tuesday, boosted by an unexpected commitment from Saudi Arabia to deepen production cuts in June to help drain a supply glut built up during the coronavirus crisis
Saudi Aramco first-quarter profit falls 25%, below analyst estimates; hurt by lower crude oil prices as coronavirus slashed demand
Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco (2222.SE) on Tuesday reported a 25 percent fall in first-quarter net profit, below analyst estimates, hurt by lower crude oil prices as the coronavirus slashed demand
Premier League: Saudi Arabia state fund's bid to secure ownership of Newcastle United unlikely to transform club's fortunes
Observers believe that Saudi involvement is aimed at improving the country’s influence and image outside of its borders but says economic realities may limit their ambitions
USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims
Iraq is planning painful cuts in social benefits relied on by millions of government workers. Saudi Arabia will likely have to delay mega-projects
Worldwide military expenditure in 2019 reached $1.92 trillion; China second, India third in total spending
The five largest spenders in 2019, which accounted for 62 percent of military expenditure, were the United States, China, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Qatari capital Doha hosted the 2006 Games but Saudi Arabia has never organised an OCA multi-sport event