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Hamilton wins wild Saudi GP to set up F1 title showdown
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Dec 6 (IANS) Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen in a truly chaotic Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which was restarted twice and in which the two title rivals collided with each other once again in the 2021 season.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
Saudi Arabia GP: F2 racers Fittipaldi, Pourchaire airlifted to hospital after crash
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Dec 5 (IANS) Formula Two racers Theo Pourchaire and Enzo Fittipaldi were airlifted to hospital on Sunday after they were involved in a horror crash at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
Hamilton becomes first driver to clinch Saudi Arabian GP pole position
Riyadh, Dec 5 (IANS) Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton has become the first driver to clinch the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix pole position. The remarkable accomplishment was made after beating out teammate Valtteri Bottas and the world championship title rival Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
Saudi Arabia, France agree to strengthen cooperation
Riyadh, Dec 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Saturday met with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron in Jeddah, where they agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Politics
Saudi Arabia reports 1st case of Omicron Covid variant
Riyadh, Dec 1 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry on Wednesday reported the first cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia launches 1st non-profit city
Riyadh, Nov 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced the launch of the first non-profit city.
2021-11-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Initiative launched to document oral history of Saudi folkloric dance
Riyadh, Nov 1 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of an initiative to document the oral history of the Ardah, a folkloric group dance.
2021-11-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi expels Lebanese ambassador, recalls ambassador to Lebanon
Riyadh, Oct 30 (IANS) Saudi Arabia recalled on Friday its ambassador to Lebanon and demanded the Lebanese ambassador leave the kingdom within 48 hours, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
2021-10-30
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Probe results of Saudi-led coalition's ops in Yemen announced
Riyadh, Oct 28 (IANS) The Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) in Yemen announced on Wednesday the results of investigations into allegations against some military operations conducted by the Saudi-led coalition.
2021-10-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi launches sustainability-oriented green initiative forum
Riyadh, Oct 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has inaugurated the annual Saudi Green Initiative Forum in the capital Riyadh.
2021-10-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Saudi Arabia eases Covid precautionary measures
Riyadh, Oct 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has started easing precautionary measures against Covid-19 as the country has witnessed a reduction in fresh cases.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia outlines roadmap to boost museum sector
Riyadh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Museums Commission of Saudi Arabia has outlined a strategy to upgrade the sector of museums in the country.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi Arabia inks MoU with Pfizer to manufacture viral and genetic vaccines
Riyadh, Sep 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabias Ministry of Industry announced on Tuesday the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pfizer Foundation to manufacture viral and genetic vaccines in the Kingdom.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Saudi Arabia approves new law to protect personal data
Riyadh, Sep 15 (IANS) The Council of Ministers approved on Tuesday the personal Data Protection Law.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Technology
Saudi Arabia approves law to protect personal data
Riyadh, Sep 15 (IANS) The Saudi Cabinet has approved the Personal Data Protection Law that aims to reinforce respect for individuals' privacy and contribute to the creation of a data-based digital economy.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,International
Saudi Arabia announces project to revive historic Jeddah
Riyadh, Sep 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the launch of a project to revive historic city of Jeddah, state media reported.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia to host Mideast green initiative summit
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) Forum and Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit in October.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia's 1st batch of female soldiers graduate
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) The first group of female Saudi Arabian soldiers graduated from the Armed Forces Womens Cadre Training Centre, after completing 14 weeks of basic training that began on May 30.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Saudi students return to school after 17 months
Riyadh, Aug 30 (IANS) Saudi Arabian students have returned to their schools for in-person classes, starting their new academic year after 17 months of online education due to the covid-19 pandemic.
2021-08-30
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Education,Politics
FIBA Asia Cup: Saudi Arabia beat Palestine, India qualify for finals
Jeddah, Aug 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia defeated Palestine 96-72 in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifying tournaments - Group H on Sunday, sending a wave of cheer in the Indian camp as that win paved the way for India to qualify for the finals scheduled in July 2022 at Jakarta.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
India pip Palestine 79-77 in Asia Cup basketball qualifiers
Jeddah, Aug 21 (IANS) A brilliant performance in the fourth quarter helped India prevail over Palestine 79-77 in a thrilling do-or-die encounter and maintain their chances of qualifying for next year's FIBA Asia Cup in Indonesia.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
India lose to Saudi Arabia in Asia Cup basketball qualifiers
Jeddah, Aug 20 (IANS) India suffered a setback in their dream to qualify for next year's FIBA Asia Cup in Jakarta when the men's basketball team went down fighting to Saudi Arabia 61-80 on Friday night.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Other Sports
Saudi signs deal with IATA to facilitate int'l use of health passport
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to facilitate the international use of its health passport issued for those vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
New initiative by Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to help students
Riyadh, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia will launch the Indian Education Forum to not only facilitate higher education of Indian students in the Kingdom, but also to provide greater ease and access to the Indian education system.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Saudi to start receiving Umrah requests from foreigners
Riyadh, Aug 9 (IANS) Starting from Monday, Saudi Arabia will begin receiving requests to perform Umrah -- an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- from foreign worshippers, the government announced.
2021-08-09
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Saudi FM welcomes appointment of new UN special envoy for Yemen
Riyadh, Aug 8 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has welcomed the appointment of Hans Grundberg as UN Special Envoy for Yemen.
2021-08-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi announces Hajj season free from Covid-19
Riyadh, July 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the successful conclusion of this year's Hajj season, free from the Covid-19 and other contagious diseases, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Saudi uses information tech to control pandemic during Haj
Riyadh, July 19 (IANS) The Saudi government is employing the latest information technologies to help control the spread of Covid-19 during this year's Haj season.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Islamic Development Bank elects Saudi nominee as new Prez
Jeddah, July 19 (IANS) The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) said that Saudi Arabia's nominee Muhammed Sulaiman Al Jasser has been elected as its new President for five years.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Grand Mosque in Mecca receives 1st batch of Haj pilgrims
Riyadh, July 18 (IANS) The first batch of Haj pilgrims have arrived at the Grand Mosque in Macca to perform their first ritual for the annual pilgrimage, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Saudi King, Oman Sultan hold negotiation session
Riyadh, July 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and visiting Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq held a negotiation session in the planned cross-border city of Neom, according to state media.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Sultan of Oman to embark on 1st visit to Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, July 10 (IANS) Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq will embark on his first visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the official media in Riyadh confirmed.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia approves security plan for Haj
Riyadh, July 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has approved the security plan for this year's Haj pilgrimage, while taking into account precautions against Covid-19.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Saudi Arabia bans entry from UAE, Vietnam, Ethiopia and Afghanistan
Riyadh, July 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has banned the travel of citizens to UAE, Ethiopia and Vietnam without prior permission, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday, citing an official source at the Ministry of Interior.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia unemployment rate falls to 6.5% in Q1
Riyadh, July 1 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate fell to 6.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2021, compared to 7.4 per cent of the last quarter in 2020, state media reported.
2021-07-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
Saudi-led coalition intercepts 2 drones
Riyadh, June 28 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen intercepted two drones launched toward the border city of Khamis Mushait.
2021-06-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security
Saudi Aramco announces completion of share sale worth $12.4bn
Riyadh, June 20 (IANS) Saudi Aramco has announced the completion of a $12.4 billion sale in its natural gas pipeline to an international investor consortium.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy,Politics
Bomb-laden drone falls on school in Saudi border city
Riyadh, June 14 (IANS) A bomb-laden drone fell on a school in the Saudi border city of Asir, the Civil Defence Ministry said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi to limit upcoming Haj season to domestic pilgrims
Riyadh, June 13 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian government has announced its decision to limit the upcoming Haj season to domestic pilgrims only with a maximum of 60,000 individuals in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Afghan, Pak Islamic scholars sign peace declaration in Mecca
Riyadh, June 11 (IANS) Top Islamic scholars from Pakistan and Afghanistan have signed the Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan in the Saudi city of Mecca, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Saudi-led coalition denies recent military ops in Yemen
Riyadh, June 11 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen has denied any recent military operation in the conflict-ridden country, Al Arabiya TV reported.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi-led coalition denies rumours of UAE forces in Yemen
Riyadh, May 28 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition has denied rumours about the presence of United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces on the Yemen's Socotra and Mayyun (Perim) islands, a state media report said.
2021-05-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi unveils pavilion at Venice Biennale Exhibition
Riyadh, May 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan inaugurated the Kingdom's pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, according to an official statement.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi to limit entry of unvaccinated individuals
Riyadh, May 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has decided to limit the entry of individuals for most events and into public places from August 1 unless they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the Ministry of Interior said.
2021-05-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi Arabia to lift travel ban from Monday
Riyadh, May 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will lift the travel ban which was imposed last year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic from Monday, with authorities saying that they were ready to operate international flights at full capacity.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
World's largest cooling stations installed in Grand Mosque
Makkah, May 12 (IANS) As part of Saudi Arabia's efforts to provide high-quality services to visitors and pilgrims of the Holy Mosques using the latest technologies, the worlds largest cooling plant of its kind has been installed in Makkahs Grand Mosque to ensure that worshipers perform their rituals in the cool and fresh atmosphere inside Al-Haram.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Saudi to impose institutional quarantine on inbound travellers
Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will impose institutional quarantine on inbound travellers starting from May 20 onwards, the Ministry of Interior announced.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Qatar's Emir in Saudi Arabia for official visit
Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is in Saudi Arabia for an official visit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Saudi to hold Haj under Covid safety measures
Riyadh, May 10 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced its plan to hold this year's Haj pilgrimage under Covod safety measures that will ensure preserving the health and safety of the worshippers, state media reported.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Pak Army Chief assures all out support towards Saudi security
Jeddah, May 8 (IANS) Pakistans Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Islamabads all out support and commitment towards the security of the Kingdom.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security