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Saudis now crave revival of night out at the movies

The film depicts the dream of a 10-year-old girl to get a bicycle just like the boys in her conservative neighbourhood.

23 Oct 2017 12:33 AM

Qatar files WTO complaint over Gulf trade 'siege'

Qatar has asked WTO to set up a panel to arbitrate its complaint against Gulf neighbours.

13 Oct 2017 6:01 PM

Women's rights acitivist from Saudi to get her dream car from Ford after historic decree

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced it would allow women to drive from June 2018, ending a policy that had severely curbed women's mobility.

03 Oct 2017 12:28 PM

Health experts zero in on camels to fight Mers virus

Saudi Arabia has been heavily criticised for not being transparent about MERS, but Van Kerkhove said that had totally changed.

03 Oct 2017 1:11 AM

Saudi Arabian university to open first driving school for women

Saudi Arabia, which was the only country in the world to forbid female drivers, recently allowed women to drive.

01 Oct 2017 6:17 PM

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Women on wheels: Saudi Arabia allows females to drive from next year

The kingdom was the only the country in the world to bar women from driving and for years had garnered negative publicity internationally.

27 Sep 2017 8:32 AM

Study finds Saudi government still tolerates hate speech

The Human Rights Watch report said the Saudi state has permitted religious clerics to refer to minority Muslim Shiites in derogatory terms.

26 Sep 2017 3:33 PM

Saudi official fired after textbooks show Yoda with king

Undersecretary for Curricula and Educational Programs Mohammed al-Harthi was dismissed from his post Monday.

25 Sep 2017 6:49 PM

Tortured like animal: K'taka woman returns home after 14-month ordeal in Saudi

Jacintha, a victim of human trafficking, was duped by a Mumbai-based agency which had promised to get her a well-paying job in Qatar.

24 Sep 2017 9:23 PM

In a first, women throng Saudi stadium for national day

Some Saudi men on social media lauded their participation as a

24 Sep 2017 11:22 AM

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Mystery Qatari Sheikh, royal family member, pushed into Gulf crisis spotlight

Saudi Arabian authorities highlighted the role of the mysterious Qatari in reopening the border.

21 Aug 2017 10:51 AM

Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

The countries have also recalled their ambassadors from Doha, ordered all Qataris to return home and banned Qatar from using their airspace.

01 Aug 2017 8:20 AM

Indian working as nanny in Saudi Arabia faces torture

The woman, Macha Manjula, sent an SOS to her husband describing the physical abuse she is going through and how she is locked up in a bathroom.

08 Jul 2017 1:47 AM

Gulf crisis: Arab nations slam Qatar's non-compliance as threat to security

The Saudi foreign ministry on Wednesday said they had received Qatar's response to their demands.

07 Jul 2017 8:49 AM

Gulf crisis: Qatar defiant as Saudi extends deadline by 48 hours

The crisis has raised concerns of growing instability in the region, home to some of the world's largest energy producers.

03 Jul 2017 8:36 AM

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Saudi Police says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot

The Interior Ministry said an attack on the mosque was being planned by three terrorist groups, two based in Mecca and a third in Jeddah.

24 Jun 2017 6:25 AM

Saudi govt imposes 'expat tax'; 41 lakh Indians and their kin affected

This levy will witness an upward revision every year, thus, taxing the lives of the 41 lakh Indians and their kin..

21 Jun 2017 5:31 PM

In Mideast spat, pot calls the kettle black

Every nation has blood on their hands and has contributed to the bloody quagmire in the Middle East.

19 Jun 2017 1:53 AM

Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar's Al-Jazeera Twitter account suspended

Saudi Arabia has led other Arab nations in cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar on June 5 over allegations the nation supports extremists.

17 Jun 2017 2:54 PM

Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia following diplomatic crisis

Several airlines from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt earlier announced they would no longer fly to Qatar.

05 Jun 2017 3:51 PM

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