WASHINGTON, June 5: The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tuesday.

April 9: The State Department on Monday publicly barred 16 individuals from entering the U.S. for their roles in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

WASHINGTON, Nov 17: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. The Saudi government has denied the claim.

ISTANBUL, Oct 19: A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken to a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city — if and after he was killed in Istanbul earlier this month. Ankara’s top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi consulate with U.S. officials.

TEHRAN, Oct 12: Turkish officials have shared contents of video and audio recordings that reportedly contain evidence supporting claims that a Washington Post contributor was murdered by the Saudi government with the Trump administration.

TEHRAN, Aug 19: According to Yemeni sources, at least 140 forces affiliated with Saudi-led coalition were killed in a conflict with Yemeni army and popular committees during the past 48 hours.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: More than Rs 1.5 million collected to save the life of a Nepali migrant Dil Bahadur Ghatri Magar, who is languishing in a Saudi Arabia prison, has been handed to the main committee of 'Save Life of Dil Bahadur Campaign-2075' amid a program in the Capital.

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.

SANA'A, July 25: Earlier, Yemeni government has provided two ceasefires to the United Nations for the withdrawal of Houthi rebels from the Al Hudaydah port, though, the militants have turned down the initiative. According to the Al Masirah TV, Houthi movement targeted a Saudi Arabian warship off the western coast of Yemen.

KHOTANG, July 24: Different social organizations joined hands to provide food assistance to 36 Nepalis who remain stranded in Saudi Arabia for the past five days after their company expelled them over a salary row.

KHOTANG, July 18: Twenty nine Nepali youths including 14 from Khotang district alone who had gone to Saudi Arabia for work have been stranded there.

PARIS. July 7: Ahead of her debut at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, 18-year-old Taleedah Tamer has landed her first international magazine cover for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s July/August issue.

MINNESOTA, July 5: A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening divides in the Muslim world.

WASHINGTON/RIYADH, July 1: The leader of Saudi Arabia promised President Donald Trump that he can boost oil production if needed and the country has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity available, the White House said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has threatened to stop its financial support for the under-construction Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke as the contractor didn’t carry out the construction work as per the deadline.

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.

A senior military advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution says Iran will fire 1,000 missiles at Riyadh on the first day of a possible Saudi invasion of the Islamic Republic.

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.

RIYADH, June 24: Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 20: Uruguay's slender victory over Saudi Arabia ensured that they and host nation Russia reached the last 16 of the World Cup.

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.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Retaining the legacy of winning the first match, the host country Russia has defeated Saudi Arabia by 5-0 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday.

​Opening Match sees hosts take on Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium Green Falcons are first Asian team to take part in World Cup opener

People have been anticipating Saudi Arabia's participation in the 2018 World Cup for months and the countdown has officially begun.

A diplomatic row means Saudi Arabia will be pirating all 64 matches of the World Cup after banning the sports channel in rival Qatar, which owns the broadcast rights.

Saudi Arabia has banned referee Fahad Al Mirdasi from football for life for a match-fixing attempt, weeks before he was due to fly to Russia to officiate at the World Cup, the country’s football federation (SAFF) said in a statement late on Tuesday.

RAJBIRAJ, May 10: A Nepali migrant worker has died in Saudi Arabia. He died on Tuesday night.

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.

Female-only audiences, no social media — but as one observer said, “Women here have been waiting for years for a time to shine.”

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.

KATHMANDU Mar 20: "Mummy, I will come home soon, very soon.

Feb 27: Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff, in a series of late-night royal decrees.

RIYADH, Feb 20:  Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business.

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.

RIYADH, Jan 27: Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released from detention on Saturday, family sources said, more than two months after he was taken into custody in the kingdom’s sweeping crackdown on corruption.

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.

RIYADH, Jan 12: Saudi women will be allowed for the first time to enter a sports stadium to watch a soccer match between two local teams, though they will be segregated from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called “family section.”

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide a loan assistance of US$30 million to help speed up Nepal's reconstruction efforts.

MAHOTTARI, Dec 5: Poverty destroys happiness, laments Ramratan Sah, 71. Poverty always took a toll on his health and joy since childhood; however, it was not as severe as it is nowadays. Sah's 51-year-old son is in Saudi Arabia's prison. Lack of money to meet expenses at home as well as to save his son's life has taken away his peace of mind.

RIYADH, Nov 29:  Senior Saudi Arabian prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, has been freed after agreeing to pay over $1 billion to settle corruption allegations against him, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.

Nepali migrant dies in Saudi Arabia

November 22, 2017 10:46 am

RUKUM, Nov 22: A Nepali migrant worker died in Saudi Arabia. Mani Raj Pariyar, 29, of Aathbiskot Municipality-9 in Rukum was found dead in his bed, said the deceased's family members.

Saudi populism

November 19, 2017 00:30 am

NEW YORK – Most efforts to comprehend the dynamics of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing political earthquake have focused on the psychology of the young crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. But there are also structural reasons for Prince Mohammed’s brand of populism. Understanding these factors is key to finding a better path forward.

PARIS, Nov 18: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities.

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Nepali Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mahendra Prasad Singh Rajput on Monday submitted his letter of credence to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud amid a special ceremony in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.

SAUDI ARABIA, Nov 6: A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near the border with Yemen, Saudi authoritie said, a day after the kingdom intercepted a ballistic missile that was said to have originated from its war-torn neighbor.