CAIRO/OTTAWA, Aug 6: Saudi Arabia will suspend new trade and investment with Canada after that country’s foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists, it said in a statement released to the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday.
SAUDI ARABIA, Aug 6: Saudi Arabia announced Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing business ties with Ottawa, over what it called "interference" in its internal affairs.
SAUDI ARABIA, July 26: Saudi Arabia is temporarily halting oil shipments through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, the country’s energy minister has said. It follows a Houthi attack on a Saudi oil tanker off Yemen’s western coast.
EGYPT, June 26: A former Egyptian football player and sports commentator, Abdel Rahim Mohamed, reportedly suffered a heart attack and tragically died after his national team’s loss in the FIFA 2018 World Cup match against Saudi Arabia.
Although neither of Saudi Arabia or Egypt can now make it to the Round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, fans can nevertheless expect a competitive contest between the two. Both want to end their campaigns on a positive note and make up for their disappointing results in the first two games.
Having experienced starkly contrasting fortunes in their respective 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia openers, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia return to Group A action with a potentially make-or-break meeting in Rostov.
DIRIYAH, April 21: Just outside Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures that were once the ruling family’s seat of power.
SAUDI ARABIA, April 1: The Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia has revealed that it is planning to close or merge almost 10,000 schools by the start of the next academic year, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday.
MALDIVES, Feb 8: Maldives’ beleaguered President Abdulla Yameen, facing pressure from the world community to end a state of emergency, has dispatched envoys to the “friendly nations” of China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to lobby for support but has no plans to send a representative to India, one of the island nation’s closest allies.
SAUDI ARABIA, Jan 26: Their necks were long, cheeks broad, humps shapely and lips droopy. Too droopy. At least 12 contestants have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia’s annual camel beauty contest because the owners injected their lips with Botox.
DUBAI, Dec 27: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have long lured foreign workers with the promise of a tax-free lifestyle, plan to impose a 5 percent tax next year on most goods and services to boost revenue after oil prices collapsed three years ago.
IYADH, Nov 10: French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen. Macron, who flew in from a visit to the United Arab Emirates, had earlier declined to discuss a wave of high-level arrests for corruption in Saudi Arabia, but said it was vital to work with the kingdom for the stability of the region.
PAANCHTHAR, Oct 8: A Nepali migrant worker has died in a road accident in Saudi
Arabia. The victim is 27-year-old Tikaram Lamgadey of Miklajung rural municipality-2, Paanchthar district. He had gone to Saudi Arabia two years ago.
KANCHANPUR, Oct 2: A Nepali was killed in an accident in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. He is Bir Bahadur Rana, 35, Shuklafanta Municipality-12 who had been there in connection to the foreign employment for over a year. He was freed Kamaiya (bonded labour).
DUBAI, June 5: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism, opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday promised to provide relief to 11 Nepali migrant workers who were mistakenly jailed for seven years in Saudi Arabia on charge of murdering an Indian national. He also pledged to investigate into the alleged 'non-cooperation' of the officials of the Nepali embassy.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 19: Saudi Arabia says it has executed a prince who fatally shot another man in a melee, a rare death sentence carried out against a member of the kingdom's extensive royal family.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Cases of exploitation and abuse as well as poor living condition and insufficient food for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, according to the Department of Foreign Employment.