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Saudi women embrace sports abayas to rebel against social boundaries

Akin to a zippered jumpsuit, sports abayas envelop a woman's body but offer greater mobility for sporting activities.

18 Apr 2018 4:00 PM

Fuel prices may rise as Saudi Arabia won’t allow glut

Oil cos say no government directive to defer price hike.

12 Apr 2018 1:43 AM

Saudi Arabia's first new cinema in decades to open April 18

Saudi Arabians are avid consumers of Western media and culture.

05 Apr 2018 11:50 AM

Businessman arrested for raping and cheating Zeenat Aman

In February, the Juhu police had arrested Khanna for allegedly harassing and stalking Ms Aman.

24 Mar 2018 1:08 AM

Saudi women will drive, but face bumpy road to empowerment

Government statistics also put more than one million Saudi women as currently looking to enter the workforce.

07 Mar 2018 1:43 AM


Saudi gives Air India overflight rights for its Israel routes: Netanyahu

There was no immediate confirmation from either Saudi officials or Air India.

06 Mar 2018 11:31 AM

Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desert

Camels — for centuries venerated as the “ship of the desert” — are a familiar motif in artworks from the kingdom.

28 Feb 2018 12:40 AM

All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

The entertainment plans are largely motivated by economics, part of a reform programme to diversify the economy away from oil.

24 Feb 2018 6:04 PM

Humanoid Sophia picks Shah Rukh as her favourite actor

The Saudi Arabian citizen robot also said she wants to work for women's rights.

20 Feb 2018 5:11 PM

Saudi women need not wear abaya robes: senior cleric

The government has not said whether it will change the law.

11 Feb 2018 3:48 PM


More women are throwing parties to celebrate their divorce in Saudi Arabia

In the past, divorced women were marginalized, assumed to be barren or unfit for remarriage if divorced.

30 Jan 2018 3:57 PM

Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal released after reaching financial settlement

Prince Alwaleed, who is in his early 60s, had described his confinement as a 'misunderstanding'.

28 Jan 2018 9:48 AM

Alleged use of Botox disqualifies camels from beauty contest in Saudia Arabia

The annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival has been tarnished by the violations.

25 Jan 2018 3:28 PM

Sugar tax on soft drinks may up alcohol consumption: study

Increasing the price of sugar sweetened beverages has the potential to both increase and decrease the purchase of alcohol.

24 Jan 2018 4:15 PM

2 held over bid to sell off Kerala woman to IS after ‘forced conversion’

The two are friends of Muhammad Riyaz from Thalassery in Kannur district, the prime accused in the case.

11 Jan 2018 6:39 PM


Most muslims in favour of triple talaq ban: Naqvi

The government is very keen on the bill and will revisit the matter in the budget session starting January 29.

09 Jan 2018 5:39 AM

Heading for elections, via Saudi route

It was a surprise comeback since many among us had strived to import a permanent stamp on Mian Sahib’s flight from Pakistan.

06 Jan 2018 12:13 AM

Saudi role in Pak growing

Indeed, the Sharif family owed much to the Saudis for getting them out from Gen Musharraf’s prison and hosting them during their exile.

05 Jan 2018 12:06 AM

AI robot that once said 'I will destroy humans' granted Saudi citizenship

Sophia told the audience, "I am very honoured and proud of this unique distinction."

11 Nov 2017 2:12 PM

11 princes, 4 ministers, top tycoon arrested in sweeping Saudi purge

The government official gave AFP a list of 14 of the most high-profile names including Prince Al-Waleed, ranked among the richest men in the world.

06 Nov 2017 6:37 AM