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Kerala nurses stranded in Saudi Arabia

March 11th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Three nurses from Kerala have been left stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than two years - with no source of income and no documents to ... Read more...

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Hadi elected as Yemen’s new president

February 25th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Sana`a, Feb 24 (IANS) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was elected as Yemen's new president with 6.6 million people voting in his favour, said the country's Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Yemenis go to polls as violence flares up

February 21st, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 21 (IANS) Yemenis headed for polling stations Tuesday to vote for a successor to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, hoping to pull the impoverished country back from possible civil ... Read more...

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Popular Kerala singer detained, freed by Saudi police

February 11th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Popular Malayalam singer K.G.Markose was first detained and then released by Saudi Islamic police Saturday while on a tour of Saudi Arabia to hold a stage ... Read more...

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Several suspects arrested over Saleh assassination bid

June 14th, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 14 (IANS) Security authorities in Yemen have arrested several people as suspects in connection with June 3 assassination bid against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the ruling party's media ... Read more...

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Saleh’s family preventing vice-president from taking full power

June 6th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh's family is working to prevent the country's vice president from taking full power while he is in neighbouring Saudi Arabia recovering ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Yemen may witness signing of power transition plan Saturday

April 27th, 2011 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A power transition plan between Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the opposition could be signed Saturday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, Al Jazeera ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands protest in southwest Yemen, Saleh welcomes Gulf mediation

April 6th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by BNO News
TAIZ, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- More than six hundred thousand anti-government protesters took to the streets in Yemen's southern province of Taiz on Wednesday to demand the ouster of embattled President Ali ... Read more...

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Briton faces death sentence in Saudi Arabia

March 28th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) A 41-year-old British teacher may be sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia if found guilty of murdering a friend after a drinking session.Andrew Cannon and his ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia needs public cinemas, says Riyadh mayor

February 21st, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 21 (IANS) Public cinema houses, which are banned in Saudi Arabia, have got themselves an unlikely supporter. The mayor of Riyadh has said cinemas can be monitored by the government ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Saudi Arabia to launch official TV, radio for fatwa

August 21st, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 21 (DPA) Saudi Arabia is mulling the idea of setting up an official television channel and radio station for accredited Muslim scholars to issue fatwas, or religious edicts, reports said ... Read more...

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Lufthansa Cargo plane crashes in Saudi Arabia, no fatalities

July 27th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by BNO News
RIYADH (BNO NEWS) -- A Lufthansa Cargo aircraft crashed at an airport in the Saudi capital on Tuesday morning, officials said, injuring the two pilots on board. The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft crashed ... Read more...

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Indian PM concludes historic Saudi visit (Roundup)

March 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, March 1 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday concluded a historic three-day visit to Saudi Arabia during which 10 bilateral agreements were signed and the Riyadh Declaration was issued ... Read more...

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Saudi media gives wide coverage to Manmohan’s visit

February 28th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Riyadh, Feb 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Saudi Arabia, the first by an Indian prime minister in 28 years, is being widely covered by the Saudi ... Read more...

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Evacuation drill of Air India under scanner

September 5th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The evacuation drill followed by Air India, after the engine of a Boeing aircraft bound for Riyadh from Mumbai caught fire Friday, has come under the scanner ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia to set up world’s largest women-only varsity

October 29th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 29 (IANS) The world's largest university exclusively for women is to come up in Saudi Arabia, with Saudi King Abdullah scheduled to lay the foundation stone.The Riyadh Women's University will ... Read more...

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India seeks probe into worker’s death in Saudi Arabia

July 29th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 29 (IANS) India has asked authorities in Saudi Arabia to probe an incident in which an Indian worker died allegedly after being assaulted by his workplace supervisor. Sudheesh Kalathil Parambil ... Read more...

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Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

June 21st, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) Ninety Indian workers have been stranded in Saudi Arabia after their Saudi sponsor flouted the terms of the contract they had signed in India. The workers each paid ... Read more...

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Pranab to break Riyadh jinx April 19

April 10th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee looks set to break the Riyadh jinx when he goes to Saudi Arabia April 19 for two days, a long-planned trip that ... Read more...

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