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Donald Trump lands in Riyadh on first leg of foreign tour

A red carpet was rolled out and staircase rolled up to Air Force One minutes after it landed shortly before 9:50 am (0650 GMT) local time.

20 May 2017 1:20 PM

Trump seeks to rebuild relations with Muslim on first foreign trip

US President Donald Trump can expect a warm reception when he arrives in the oil-rich kingdom for talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

20 May 2017 12:13 PM

Saudi air force pilot, son of king, named ambassador to US

The United States and Saudi Arabia have a decades-old relationship based on the exchange of American security for Saudi oil.

23 Apr 2017 5:06 PM

UK PM slammed for not wearing headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arabia

Theresa May is getting a mixed reaction on social media to the move. Some see it as a display of feminism, while others call disrespectful.

05 Apr 2017 9:15 AM

Top Saudi prince to meet Donald Trump in White House visit

Prince Salman will be the first Gulf Arab royal to meet the President since his inauguration.

14 Mar 2017 8:43 AM


Saudi Arabia executed 153 in 2016, including 47 on a single day

Rights group Amnesty International said Saudi Arabia carried out at least 158 death sentences in 2015, coming third after Iran and Pakistan.

01 Jan 2017 8:19 AM

Saudi to sell 49 pc of Aramco within decade: report

Al-Eqtisadiah daily quoted an unnamed official as saying sale would raise funds to be spent 'at home and abroad'.

24 Dec 2016 6:07 PM

During visit to Saudi Arabia, German minister refuses to wear burqa

'The right to choose one’s attire is a right shared by men and women equally,' said Ursula.

15 Dec 2016 3:56 PM

Door-to-door Indian salesman in Saudi takes his knocks

As a direct marketer, rather than just a static display in a bookshop, he is always ready to explain.

16 Nov 2016 8:37 PM

Saudi king’s brother Prince Turki dies

Prince Turki, who was deputy minister of defence from 1968 to 1978, was to be buried later on Saturday.

12 Nov 2016 7:25 PM


Saudi police arrests Snapchat cross-dresser

Saudi police have arrested a man on public order charges after he was accused of cross-dressing online, a report in the conservative Islamic kingdom said.

19 Oct 2016 1:16 AM

Saudi Arabia top cleric’s reply to Ayatollah: Iran not Muslim

Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Iranians are “not Muslims” after Iran’s supreme leader launched a fresh tirade over the kingdom’s handling of the hajj pilgrimage, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

07 Sep 2016 6:47 AM

After mishap, Saudis to shorten Haj ritual

A stoning ritual, which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during the 2015 Haj, will be more tightly controlled during the pilgrimage in September, Saudi newspapers reported on Wednesday.

25 Aug 2016 6:24 AM

Saudis carry out first execution since Ramadan

There were no beheadings during the fasting month and the following Eid al-Fitr feast.

17 Jul 2016 6:46 PM

Saudi police arrest 19 after terror attacks

Nineteen people, including 12 Pakistani nationals, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia following suicide attacks on Monday, including one near Islam’s second-holiest site in the city of Medina, the kin

09 Jul 2016 7:04 AM


Multiple suicide blasts hit Saudi Arabia; no claims of responsibility

Three suicide bombers struck in Saudi Arabia on Monday in a rare incidence of multiple attacks in the kingdom where the Islamic State group has previously staged deadly attacks.

05 Jul 2016 7:14 AM

Suicide bomber strikes near US diplomatic site in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah

The incident happened just before the dawn prayers after which Muslims begin their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

04 Jul 2016 10:26 AM

50 Saudis held over ‘un-Islamic’ haircuts

Fifty young men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for haircuts, necklaces and other adornments considered un-Islamic.

22 Jun 2016 2:31 AM

Saudis not linked to 9/11 attacks: CIA

CIA chief John Brennan said that he believes the 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 commission report will prove that the Saudi Arabian government had no involvement in the 9/11 Al Qaeda terror attacks.

13 Jun 2016 4:39 AM

Saudi King sacks powerful oil minister in government shake-up

The revamp follows last month's announcement of an ambitious plan to transform Saudi Arabia's economy to reduce its dependence on oil.

09 May 2016 2:00 PM