Saudi Arabia


Indian expatriates in Gulf countries prepare for hike in phone bills

As United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia are going to implement value added tax (VAT) from January 1, 2018, Indian expatriates living...


Indian expats resent transfer of ‘mass diplomat’ from Saudi Arabia

The transfer of an Indian diplomat from Saudi Arabia to New Delhi has evoked strong reactions among the Indian expatriate community as he...


Saudi Arabia to allow entry of women in sports stadium

Shaking off its ultra conservative image, Saudi Arabia will allow women into three sports stadiums for the first time from 2018, stated...


First robot in the world to receive Saudi citizenship

In a novel development, a humanoid artificially intelligent robot named Sophia in Saudi Arabia has become the first robot in the world to...


New visa centre for Indians opens in Saudi’s Jubail city

For the benefit of Indian expatriates working in Saudi Arabia, a new India Passport and Visa Application Centre has opened in the city of...


Punjab woman narrates tale of torture in Saudi Arabia

Another case of gruesome torture in Saudi Arabia has come to light as a Punjabi woman has accused her employers of physical abuse and...


NRI drivers might be deprived of livelihood as Saudi allows women to drive

Though the historic decree allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia is widely welcomed as the emancipation of the fair sex, but it threatens...


Indian domestic worker recounts ‘hellish experience’ in Saudi Arabia

Indian women domestic workers have to undergo ‘hellish experiences’ in Gulf countries.


Delhi High Court asks Indian govt to assist two women get compensation in Saudi Arabia

The Delhi High Court has asked the Indian government to help two women in ascertaining and obtaining appropriate monetary relief in Saudi...


Biggest conglomeration of people on Earth as 2 million Muslims assemble at Makkah for Haj pilgrimage

The biggest conglomeration of people on Earth, about 2 million people from various parts of the globe, are expected to converge at the holy...


14-year-old boy arrested for dancing on the street in conservative Saudi Arabia

In a weird incident, the Saudi Police have arrested a teenager who was filmed dancing on a street crossing in the city of Jeddah. In the...


Qatar waives visa for 80 countries including Singapore, India

Amidst the boycott by neighbouring Arab countries, Qatar today announced a programme to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries...


Egypt decides to end free-entry visa for Qatari citizens from tomorrow

The ongoing Qatar crisis further deepened as Egypt has decided that it will end free-entry visa for Qatar nationals from tomorrow, announced...


Mohammed Saifuddin Sami elected as president of Karnataka NRI Forum, Jeddah

Mohammad Saifuddin Sami has been elected as the president of Karnataka Non-Resident Indian Forum (KNRI), Jeddah, during the 10th annual...


Saudi Arabia,UAE put diplomatic pressure on Qatar

The crisis in Qatar is being watched with bated breath all across the world. Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have stepped up pressure...


Qatar ready for mediation to ease Gulf crisis

Amidst the raging Gulf crisis, there is still hope for conciliation as Qatar’s foreign minister Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani said today...