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Pakistan’s ‘deep state’ will remain abiding challenge for India (Comment)


July 12th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
The manner in which the Pakistan government dealt with an Air India plane en route from Abu Dhabi to Delhi that had to make an emergency landing on Monday in ... Read more...

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Saudi princess seeks political asylum in Britain


July 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian princess has sought political asylum in Britain because she fears for her safety in her home country, the Daily Mail reported Monday.Princess Sara ... Read more...

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Bihar engineer in Saudi custody: Government to SC (Second Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Bihar engineer Fasih Mehmood had been detained by the Saudi Arabian authorities on suspicion of terror links.Additional ... Read more...

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Bihar engineer in Saudi custody: Government to SC (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Bihar engineer Fasih Mehmood was under the detention of the Saudi Arabian authorities.Additional Solicitor General Gourab Banerjee ... Read more...

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Terror suspect engineer’s wife seeks fast track trial


July 1st, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) A day after Saudi authorities confirmed to the CBI that missing Bihar engineer and terror suspect Fasih Mehmood was in their custody, his wife demanded ... Read more...

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Tunisia’s Ben Ali sentenced to 20 more years in jail


June 14th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A military court in Tunisia has sentenced ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia on charges, including "incitement ... Read more...

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Saudi authorities mum on Fasih Mahmood, SC told


June 11th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Fasih Mahmood, a Bihar engineer who went missing in Saudi Arabia last month, was not in police ... Read more...

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Where is Fasih Mahmood, apex court asks (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The central government told the Supreme Court Wednesday that it had never taken into custody Fasih Mahmood, an engineer from Bihar who went missing in ... Read more...

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Where is Fasih Mahmood, apex court asks


June 6th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The central government told the Supreme Court Wednesday that it had never taken into custody Fasih Mahmood, an engineer from Bihar who went missing in ... Read more...

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Abducted Saudi diplomat asks king to meet Al Qaeda demands


May 26th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) A Saudi diplomat appeared in an online video Saturday for the first time since he was kidnapped in March and asked Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to ... Read more...

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Missing engineer’s parents to stage hunger strike


May 24th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 24 (IANS) The parents of an engineer who has gone missing after being allegedly arrested in Saudi Arabia and deported to India have decided to stage a hunger ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda determined to make ‘new history’: report


April 30th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A dead Osama bin Laden is as dangerous as a living one, senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has written a year after the killing of the ... Read more...

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Osama’s relative in Pakistan to shift family


March 6th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) Pakistan has allowed slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's family to leave the country, and a Yemeni brother-in-law of the militant leader has arrived here ... Read more...

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No mass exodus of Indian nurses from Saudi Arabia: Ravi


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) There are no instances where exodus of Indian nurses in large numbers from Saudi Arabia has taken place, parliament was told Wednesday.Replying to a ... Read more...

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‘Take up issue of stranded Keralites in Saudi Arabia’


October 19th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Thousands of Keralites and other Indians are awaiting amnesty from Saudi Arabian authorities to be able to return home, opposition legislator K.V. Abdul Khader told the ... Read more...

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Ready to examine US evidence on alleged assassination plot: Iran


October 18th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Monday that the country is ready to examine evidence on Tehran's alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ... Read more...

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Eight Bangladeshis beheaded in Saudi Arabia


October 9th, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 9 (IANS) Eight Bangladeshi migrants were beheaded in public in the Saudi Arabian capital after they were convicted of killing an Egyptian security guard four years ago, a ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia bans maids from Indonesia, Philippines


July 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, July 1 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia has announced plans to stop issuing visas to women domestic workers from Indonesia and the Philippines after the countries put forward strict conditions on ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia detains woman for defying driving ban


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 am ICT by BNO News
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA (BNO NEWS) -- Saudi authorities on Sunday arrested a female activist for driving her car in the eastern town of Khobar, defying a long standing ban on women's driving. Emirates ... Read more...

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Senior Al Qaeda member surrenders to Saudi authorities


May 5th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A senior Al Qaeda member Khaled al-Atifi al-Qahtani has given himself up to the authorities in his homeland Saudi Arabia, the country's SPA news agency ... Read more...

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All eyes on Saudi role in resolving US-Pak diplomatic row over Davis’ detention


March 9th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 9(ANI): In the wake of the US-Pakistan diplomatic standoff over the Raymond Davis issue, all eyes are on Saudi Arabia for its possible role in resolving the dispute by ... Read more...

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Indian doctor returns from Saudi Arabia with husband’s body


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Eleven months after Ashish Chawla died in his sleep in Saudi Arabia, his body was finally consigned to flames here Wednesday after his wife Shalini Chawla returned ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda planned to use poisoned perfume to kill Saudi govt. officials


December 5th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): Al-Qaeda militants planned to kill Saudi government and security officials by using poisoned perfumes to their offices.The group also "planned to rob banks and companies to finance their ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban reconciliation plan fizzles out over militants’ rejection of Peace Council


November 10th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 10 (ANI): The ambitious Taliban reconciliation plan launched by the Afghan government has turned dormant after the Taliban and some other resistance groups in Afghanistan reportedly not only rejected ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims ‘cargo bombs’ responsibility


November 6th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Militant group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for sending two parcel bombs on cargo planes bound for the US last week, in messages ... Read more...

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Andhra minister returns home after row over Saudi visit


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Minority Welfare Minister Mohammed Ahmadullah Friday returned home after facing an embarrassing situation in Saudi Arabia of visiting the country on Haj visa but returning without ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia to freeze Sri Lankan recruitment over maid torture charges?


October 12th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): The Saudi Arabian National Recruitment Committee has urged the government to freeze hiring thousands of workers from Sri Lanka as soon as possible.According to the BBC, the ... Read more...

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210 drug traffickers held in Saudi Arabia


September 29th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 29 (IANS) Saudi authorities Wednesday said they have arrested 210 drug traffickers, including Indians, in the last three months.A total of 133 Saudis were among the arrested people, while the ... Read more...

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Surgeons remove 18 nails from tortured Sri Lankan maid


August 27th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 27 (DPA) A team of surgeons in Colombo removed 18 nails Friday from a Sri Lankan woman allegedly tortured in Saudi Arabia by her employer, a spokesman for the hospital ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges Saudi authorities not to medically paralyze man in “retribution”


August 21st, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Human rights group, Amnesty International, urged Saudi Arabian authorities on Friday not to medically paralyse a man in "retribution" for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight ... Read more...

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No mediating between Blackberry maker, India: US


August 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): The United States will not mediate between Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) and the Indian Government, which has asked the smartphone vendor to provide access to some ... Read more...

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Saudi king to allow only official fatwas


August 13th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 13 (DPA) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has moved to block any issuance of public fatwas, or religious edicts, by clerics not officially appointed, a newspaper reported Friday. "We have noted many ... Read more...

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BlackBerry stock up amid reported deal with Saudi Arabia (Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) rebounded heavily Monday, after sinking by more than eight percent last week, amid news of a reported deal ... Read more...

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BlackBerry stock bounces as Germany mulls ban


August 10th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) After sinking by more than eight percent last week over Saudi Arabia's ban threat, shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) rebounded heavily Monday even ... Read more...

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Cargo plane crashes in Saudi Arabia (Lead)


July 27th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh/Frankfurt, July 27 (DPA) A Lufthansa cargo plane crashed Tuesday as it was attempting to land in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, authorities in the kingdom said. The pilot and co-pilot were ... Read more...

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