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  • Saudis open airspace to more flights serving Israel Aug 04, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    Saudis open airspace to more flights serving Israel

    Saudi Arabia has allowed airlines, including Israeli carriers, to overfly its territory on flights to and from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain after the two Gulf states established ties with Israel as part of a U.S. diplomatic drive in 2020.

  • Saudi Arabia welcomes killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Aug 02, 2022 06:32 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia welcomes killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

    "Zawahiri is considered one of the leaders of terrorism that led the planning and execution of heinous terrorist operations in the United States and Saudi Arabia," it said.

  • Saudi Arabia’s Neom Makes China’s Evergrande look practical Aug 01, 2022 08:34 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia’s Neom Makes China’s Evergrande look practical

    The potential folly of the futuristic city Crown Prince Mohammed envisions along the Red Sea isn’t in the financials, it’s in the country’s underlying reality

  • Saudi crown prince stays in 'world's most expensive home' during Paris trip Jul 28, 2022 08:48 PM IST

    Saudi crown prince stays in 'world's most expensive home' during Paris trip

    During his trip to France, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is staying at a lavish chateau dubbed "the world's most expensive home" when he purchased it in 2015.

  • In Pics | Saudi Arabia’s crown prince unveils the designs of The Line in Neom Jul 26, 2022 03:10 PM IST

    In Pics | Saudi Arabia’s crown prince unveils the designs of The Line in Neom

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the designs and the plan of The Line project at Neom on July 25. The Line, a civilizational revolution that puts humans first, providing an unprecedented urban living experience while preserving the surrounding nature.

  • Skyscrapers stretching for 75 miles: Inside Saudi Arabia's ambitious megacity plans Jul 24, 2022 06:13 PM IST

    Skyscrapers stretching for 75 miles: Inside Saudi Arabia's ambitious megacity plans

    The skyscraper project, Mirror Line, is expected to cost a whopping $1 trillion.

  • Vladimir Putin discusses oil market with Saudi crown prince, who hosted Joe Biden last week Jul 21, 2022 10:50 PM IST

    Vladimir Putin discusses oil market with Saudi crown prince, who hosted Joe Biden last week

    "The current situation on the world oil market was considered in detail. The importance of further coordination within the framework of OPEC+ was emphasized," the Kremlin said.

  • Joe Biden may pay dearly at home for volte-face on ‘pariah’ Saudi Arabia Jul 18, 2022 02:03 PM IST

    Joe Biden may pay dearly at home for volte-face on ‘pariah’ Saudi Arabia

    Joe Biden’s maiden visit to West Asia as president was touted as Washington’s re-engagement with the region, but the American president had little to show by way of achievement at the end of his visit. If anything, it will be remembered for his infamous fist-bump with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, widely believed to be responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

  • Israel to boost Asia flights when Saudi Arabia opens airspace Jul 18, 2022 06:25 AM IST

    Israel to boost Asia flights when Saudi Arabia opens airspace

    In the absence of open relations between the countries, however, and given talks on including Oman in the expanded corridor, Israeli Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli said implementation could take several weeks at least.

  • Biden says he confronted Saudi Crown Prince over Khashoggi. How true is that? Jul 17, 2022 07:40 PM IST

    Biden says he confronted Saudi Crown Prince over Khashoggi. How true is that?

    After meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, on Friday for the first time since taking office, Biden insisted that he had pointedly blamed him for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Jamal Khashoggi killing: Joe Biden slammed for fist-bump with Saudi crown prince Jul 17, 2022 09:34 AM IST

    Jamal Khashoggi killing: Joe Biden slammed for fist-bump with Saudi crown prince

    US intelligence officials believe that Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's de facto leader, "approved" the 2018 operation that led to the killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Joe Biden will announce $1 billion for food security during Arab summit Jul 16, 2022 01:13 PM IST

    Joe Biden will announce $1 billion for food security during Arab summit

    Biden, on the second leg of his first Middle East trip as president, has focused on the planned summit with six Gulf states that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council and Egypt, Jordan and Iraq .

  • Joe Biden hopes for Israeli integration at Arab summit in Saudi Jul 16, 2022 12:50 PM IST

    Joe Biden hopes for Israeli integration at Arab summit in Saudi

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia U.S. President Joe Biden will discuss regional missile and defence capabilities on Saturday when he meets Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, where he will be seeking to integrate Israel as part of a new axis largely driven by shared concerns over Iran, said a senior administration official.

  • Joe Biden meets with Arab Gulf countries to counter Iran threat Jul 16, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Joe Biden meets with Arab Gulf countries to counter Iran threat

    In the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Biden will meet with heads of state from six Arab Gulf countries, plus Egypt, Jordan and Iraq for a regional summit.

  • Saudi Arabia will allow direct flights from Israel, Joe Biden says Jul 15, 2022 11:03 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia will allow direct flights from Israel, Joe Biden says

    The Saudi aviation authority acknowledged the news on Twitter, saying it would “open the Kingdom’s airspace for all air carriers that meet” the authority’s overflight requirements, but it did not mention Israel by name.

  • Biden lands in Saudi Arabia to meet king, crown prince Jul 15, 2022 10:30 PM IST

    Biden lands in Saudi Arabia to meet king, crown prince

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greeted U.S. President Joe Biden with a fist bump at a royal palace as the two leaders met for the first time. The brief encounter, which was captured by Saudi television, occurred as Biden stepped out of his presidential limousine.

  • Joe Biden heads to Saudi Arabia amid tension on oil, Khashoggi killing Jul 15, 2022 08:44 AM IST

    Joe Biden heads to Saudi Arabia amid tension on oil, Khashoggi killing

    Joe Biden will hold meetings with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS, along with other government officials, a senior Biden administration official told reporters.

  • Saudi Arabia to open its airspace for all air carriers, Joe Biden welcomes decision Jul 15, 2022 06:32 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia to open its airspace for all air carriers, Joe Biden welcomes decision

    The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said the country's airspace was now open to all carriers that meet its requirements for overflights, in line with international conventions that say there should be no discrimination between civil aircraft.

  • Saudi Arabia expected to grant access to Israeli air travel: US official Jul 14, 2022 08:11 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia expected to grant access to Israeli air travel: US official

    Israel's regional cooperation minister last week asked Saudi Arabia to admit direct flights from Tel Aviv for Muslim pilgrims, a minority in Israel.

  • Saudi Arabia welcomes one million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic Jul 05, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia welcomes one million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

    One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed at this year's hajj after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the pandemic. The pilgrimage is one of five pillars of Islam, which all able-bodied Muslims with the means are required to perform at least once.

  • Digital banking start-up YAP raises $41 million, to expand into Saudi Arabia Jul 04, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    Digital banking start-up YAP raises $41 million, to expand into Saudi Arabia

    The investors so far included Saudi Arabia's Aljazira Capital, Abu Dawood Group, Astra Group and Audacia Capital. YAP said it intends to complete it Series A by the end of the year.

  • Oil: Can Saudi Arabia cure Biden's problems? Jun 29, 2022 10:08 AM IST

    Oil: Can Saudi Arabia cure Biden's problems?

    Record inflation and the upcoming mid-term elections in the US have forced US President Joe Biden to mend ties with Saudi Arabia. The US has tried many tricks to lower crude oil prices but has failed to pull a rabbit out of the hat.

  • Iran says Saudi Arabia wants to resume diplomatic talks with Tehran Jun 27, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    Iran says Saudi Arabia wants to resume diplomatic talks with Tehran

    Iran and Saudi Arabia, the leading Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim powers in the Middle East, severed ties in 2016, with both parties backing allies fighting proxy wars across the region, from Yemen to Syria and elsewhere.

  • Iraqi PM in Iran after Saudi visit to push for revival of Tehran-Riyadh talks Jun 26, 2022 09:02 PM IST

    Iraqi PM in Iran after Saudi visit to push for revival of Tehran-Riyadh talks

    The fifth round of talks between the regional rivals were held in April, after Iran suspended the negotiations in March without giving a reason but the decision was made following Saudi Arabia's execution of 81 men in its biggest mass execution in decades. Tehran condemned the executions that activists said included 41 Shi'ite Muslims.

  • Greaves Electric allots 35.80% stake to Abdul Latif Jameel for his USD 150-million capital infusion Jun 24, 2022 12:01 PM IST

    Greaves Electric allots 35.80% stake to Abdul Latif Jameel for his USD 150-million capital infusion

    The proceeds from this investment will be used to develop new products, associated technologies, and brand awareness, aiming to transform the company into a leading global EV manufacturer, Greaves Electric said.

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