Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 | Last Update : 04:40 PM IST

Saudi Arabia

In a first, Riyadh-based airline to recruit Saudi women as co-pilots, attendants

Nearly 1,000 Saudi women have applied for the positions indicating the Islamic kingdom's relaxation on gender restrictions.

14 Sep 2018 11:37 AM

Saudi Arabia arrests man for posting ‘offensive breakfast video’ with woman

The footage, which sparked outrage on social media in the ultra-conservative kingdom, showed the pair sharing a meal at a desk.

11 Sep 2018 11:55 AM

Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence

Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that 'disrupts public order' with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday.

05 Sep 2018 10:59 AM

Saudi women now head to race tracks after driving ban ends

For Saudi women, such adrenaline rushes were unimaginable just weeks ago.

28 Aug 2018 1:58 PM

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

The five-day pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

19 Aug 2018 10:42 AM

New app to take care of travel plans, medical care of Hajj pilgrims

One of the five pillars of the world's fastest-growing religion, the hajj is expected to draw 2 mn people from around the globe this year.

17 Aug 2018 3:16 PM

Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to hajj calamities

Thousands of software professionals and students competed in the kingdom's first-ever hackathon.

05 Aug 2018 10:46 AM

Saudi king begins holiday in still unbuilt futuristic mega-city

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans for 26,500 sq km futuristic high-tech hub in 2017 as part of reforms to create jobs.

31 Jul 2018 8:48 AM

Saudi woman’s car set on fire after driving ban lifted

Salma al-Sherif told local media that her car had been deliberately set alight this week by men 'opposed to women drivers'.

04 Jul 2018 8:48 PM

Saudi woman reporter leaves country after being probed for 'indecent clothes'

Clip sparked torrent of criticism from arch-conservatives on social media, with Arabic hashtag 'naked woman driving in Riyadh'.

28 Jun 2018 12:35 PM