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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male 'guardian' approval

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without approval from a male ..

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Malayali woman, son killed in accident in Saudi Arabia
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Yusuff Ali meets crown prince of Saudi
Saudi Arabia women all set to get behind the wheel from Sunday
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Saudi Arabia to grant cinema licenses from 2018

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, as part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince ..

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Saudi Arabia urges its citizens to leave Lebanon

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday asked its nationals who are visiting or residing in Lebanon to leave that country as soon as possible ..

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Saudi ousts senior royal member, arrests 11 princes in anti-corruption sweep

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud removed a prominent prince who headed the National Guard, replaced the ..

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Indian schools in Saudi reopens; decline in number of students

Riyadh: The Indian schools in Saudi Arabia reopened after summer vacation. The number of students show a steep decline as dependent ..

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Three Keralites among 11 Indians killed in Saudi fire accident

New Delhi: Three people from Kerala are among 11 Indians killed in a fire in a Saudi Arabian city on Wednesday. The deceased are identified ..

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Saudi king's son named crown prince: royal decree

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman on Wednesday named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers ..


No further amnesty for illegal residents in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has said there will not be a second chance for illegal residents who choose to stay back in the kingdom even after ..

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Two Malayali children among three drowned in swimming pool in Saudi

Dammam: Three children drowned in a swimming pool in Dammam. The deceased have been identified as Shamas (7), Shaufan (5) and Hart ..

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Three-month amnesty to overstayers in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced a three-month pardon to foreigners who are staying illegally in the country. The pardon ..

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Saudi Arabia to introduce monthly fee for expats

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has proposed to introduce a monthly fee for expatriates residing in the Kingdom. Minister of Finance Mohammed ..


Nitaqat in mobile retail sector: Deadline ends today

Kochi: With Nitaqat coming into force in the mobile phone retail sector in Saudi Arabia on Friday, more Keralites are preparing to ..

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Nitaqat: Just around 100 workers seek return from Saudi

Kochi: Despite the high profile involvements in the retrenchment issue in Saudi Arabia, just around 100 of the affected Indians have ..


V.K. Singh to leave for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday

New Delhi: In the wake of the food crisis facing Indian workers laid off by Saudi companies, Minister of State for External Affairs ..


Hundreds of Keralites in dire straits in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia

Thiruvananthapuram: Hundreds of Keralites in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and elsewhere in the Middle East are facing a livelihood crisis brought ..


Over 10,000 Indians facing food scarcity in Saudi Arabia: Sushma

New Delhi: In a humanitarian crisis, over 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia are facing severe food shortage due to financial hardship ..


Hundreds of jobless Indians starving in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday that a large number of Indians have been rendered jobless in Saudi ..


Indian expats to be hit as Nitaqat expanding to more sectors

Kochi: In a move that could put Indian expatriates under pressure, Saudi Arabia has decided to expand its Nitaqat law to more sectors ..


More Umrah pilgrims from Kerala this year

Kochi: Saudi Arabia is getting ready to welcome Umrah pilgrims from across the globe, which is expected to reach record high this year ..

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Modi arrives in Saudi Arabia on two-day visit

Riyadh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today on his maiden two-day visit to the oil-rich Saudi kingdom as both countries ..


Saudi applies brake on recruiting of taxi drivers

Kochi: Saudi Arabia is planning to implement localisation in transport sector. As the first step, the labour ministry has issued a ..


Saudi-Iran crisis widens as Kuwait recalls envoy

Riyadh: The diplomatic crisis surrounding Saudi Arabia and Iran widened on Tuesday as Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Tehran and ..


Britain voices 'disappointment' at Saudi Arabia mass executions

London: British Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood on Sunday expressed "disappointment" at the mass executions in ..


Women in Saudi Arabia vote for first time

Riyadh: Municipal elections began on Saturday in Saudi Arabia in which women cast their votes for the first time. Women also stood ..

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One killed, several hurt in Saudi mosque blast

Riyadh: One person was killed and several others injured in a suicide blast that targeted a mosque in Najran city, South Saudi Arabia, ..


Muslim pilgrims gather for pinnacle of Hajj

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia: Muslim pilgrims from around the world gathered before dawn Wednesday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi ..


Video showing Indian worker being beaten goes viral

Riyadh:The Saudi government on Monday maintained that a video going viral online and showing a man beating up an Indian construction ..


Incoming fire from Yemen kills 3 including Keralite in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Authorities in Saudi Arabia say incoming fire from Yemen hit a residence for construction workers in the kingdom's ..


More than 1,000 pilgrims evacuated during Saudi hotel fire

MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Emergency officials in Saudi Arabia say more than 1,000 pilgrims were safely evacuated from a hotel in Mecca during ..


Two pilgrims from Andhra killed in Makkah Grand Mosque accident

Hyderabad: Two Haj pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh were among 107 killed in the crane accident at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi Arabian ..


Saudi Arabia bans camel slaughter during Haj

Riyadh: The Saudi health ministry has reiterated that the ban on slaughtering camels during Haj would remain in place because of the ..


Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi mosque attack

Riyadh: A suicide bomber killed at least 19 people today in a blast inside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers ..


Pakistan denies selling nukes to Saudi Arabia

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday rejected reports that the country has planned to sell nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia. The Sunday ..