Skip to main content
  • Open Article

    1,500 people and 500 tons of luggage -- here's how the Saudi king travels

    The King will spend a few days in Jakarta and West Java before heading to the popular tourist island of Bali on the Indonesian leg of a month-long Asia tour that's already taken him to Malaysia

    Lifestyle
  • Open Article

    Saudi king brings 459 tons of luggage, 2 limos & 1,500-strong entourage on Asia trip

    Packing light is a foreign concept to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who will bring two Mercedes-Benz limousines, more than 400 tons (metric) of luggage and his own private escalator.

    Off Track
  • Open Article

    'Yemeni forces shoot down Jordanian F-16'

    Yemeni air defense forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have reportedly intercepted and shot down a single-engine, supersonic and multirole F-16 fighter jet of the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi minister in talks with Iran team over Hajj

    A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual Hajj despite ruptured ties between the two countries, state media reported late Thursday.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi, Israel present united front against Iran

    Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signalling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shia Muslim power.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Israel’s romance with Al-Qaeda is ongoing

    The Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv is an influential think tank staffed by a rogue’s gallery of Israel’s former military and intelligence top brass; its director is a former spy chief.

    ARIA
  • Open Article

    Spectacular dive of the ghazi general

    Our outgoing general on the basis of his record was considered a better commander than most in our water-logged history, taking decisions and risks that others were too afraid or nervous to take.

    View Point
  • Open Article

    Saudi Yemen strikes may amount to war crime: UN

    A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition has carried out attacks in Yemen that “may amount to war crimes,” UN sanctions monitors reported to the world body’s Security Council, warning coalition allies including the US.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi court dismisses Makkah crane crash case

    On September 11, 2015 a huge construction crane collapsed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque, killing more than 100 pilgrims and injuring over 200 others in the lead-up to the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi Arabia unveils next-generation F-15 warplane

    Saudi Arabia unveiled its next-generation fighter-bomber on Wednesday, nearly two years after beginning a controversial air war in Yemen.At a ceremony and air show in the Saudi capital a hangar opened to reveal.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    69 Pakistanis in Saudi jails on terror charges

    At least 69 Pakistanis are being held in Saudi Arabia for their alleged involvement in terror-related offences.The most recent arrest came on Saturday when Saudi security forces rounded up Fatima Ramadan Balochi.

    South Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi-led coalition air strikes 'hit Yemen school'

    Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition and fighting near the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait killed at least 52 fighters among Shia Houthi rebels and allied troops loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the sources said.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi must end ban on women driving:UN expert

    Saudi Arabia’s government should end the kingdom’s ban on women driving and reform the male guardianship system, a United Nations independent expert said on Thursday.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Bahrain executes 3 pro democracy activists

    Maya Foa, the director of the death penalty team at Reprieve, said: “It is nothing short of an outrage and a disgraceful breach of international law that Bahrain has gone ahead with these executions.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi, Spain kings meet amid warship talks

    Felipe, 48, was guest of honour at a lunch hosted by Salman, 81, who decorated him with the cordon of King Abdul Aziz, the highest Saudi honour for a foreigner, the Saudi Press Agency said.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi Arabia closing in on $2.1 billion warship deal seen as trouble

    They claim the sale would be illegal under international law and accuse the oil-rich kingdom of carrying out war crimes in its military campaign in Yemen, which has killed thousands of civilians.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Will head Muslim alliance on 3 conditions:Sharif

    Former Pak Army Chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif has put forth three conditions to assume the command of a 39-nation Islamic military alliance, a retired army officer claimed today.

    South Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi strike hits Yemen school,five killed

    An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a primary school in rebel-held northern Yemen Tuesday killed five people including two children, medical and military sources said.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iran says it has finally received Saudi hajj invite

    Iran said Tuesday it had finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year’s hajj, two weeks after Riyadh announced it.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

    The Al-Hayat daily reported on Friday that Saudi pilgrims minister Mohammed Bentin had opened discussions with more than 80 countries, including Iran, to work out the details of the 2017 hajj.

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi invites rival Iran for talks on hajj return

    Saudi Arabia has invited regional rival Iran to discuss a return of its nationals to next year’s hajj after Iranians were excluded from the pilgrimage following a major diplomatic row, reports said Friday.

    ARIA
  • Open Article

    India second biggest arms buyer: US report

    A report commissioned by the US Congress has placed India as the second largest arms buyer among developing nations, and the claim looked vindicated on Wednesday when outgoing Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha said.

    South Asia
  • Open Article

    Leading Bahrain activist questioned over Le Monde article

    “I am writing from a prison in Bahrain where I expect to be tried for criticizing the bombing of Yemen and for revealing the torture committed in the prisons of my country. For that I risk 15 years in prison"

    West Asia
  • Open Article

    Saudi Arabia projects $53 bn deficit in 2017

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday projected a 2017 budget deficit of about $53 billion and a lower than expected shortfall for this year after government cost-cutting in response to lower oil prices.

    Business

Want your BRAND to reach a wider audience?

Find out how

Search Articles