Saudi Arabia hopes for religious tourism boost

Published on May 25 2016 // Gulf
With Saudi Arabia’s government announcing reforms aimed at moving the kingdom away from its dependence on oil, another source of income looks set to become a major contributor to the economy – religious tourism. The authorities plan to relax restrictions governing visas for Muslim pilgrims,...

Ambassador’s meeting with Governor of Eastern Province and Secretary General, Asharqia Chamber

Published on May 13 2016 // Featured, Gulf
Ambassador’s meeting with Governor of Eastern Province and Secretary General, Asharqia Chamber
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called on the Governor of Eastern Province His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud today (May 9) and discussed issues of bilateral interest. The two sides made special emphasis on further strengthening and...

Ambassador of India meets Riyadh Governor

Published on May 13 2016 // Featured, Gulf
Ambassador of India meets Riyadh Governor
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today (May 8) called on His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and discussed bilateral relations between India and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and issues of mutual interest. Ambassador also discussed...

UAE opens residential embassy in Nepal

Published on May 11 2016 // Gulf
Kathmandu, May 11 : A residential embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been officially inaugurated in Nepal. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the UAE, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Nepalese counterpart Kamal Thapa jointly inaugurated the embassy on Tuesday in Kathmandu’s...

Emirates Group announces record profits

Published on May 10 2016 // Gulf
Dubai, May 10 : The Emirates Group today announced its 28th consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion, ending the year with record profits, and in a strong position despite the global and operational challenges during this period. Released today in its 2015-16 Annual Report, the Emirates...

Young Saudi Prince, 30, Is So Powerful He’s Called ‘Mr Everything’

Published on Apr 26 2016 // Gulf
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is second-in-line to the throne He’s in charge of Saudi’s economic policy & military as Defence Minister He also chairs a body overseeing state oil giant Saudi Aramco Saudi Arabia’s hard-charging Deputy Crown Prince...

Maldives jumps into Saudi lap to embrace radical Islam: India has reason to be concerned

Published on Apr 11 2016 // Gulf
Maldives, the only South Asian country that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outreach has not covered since he was elected in 2014, has its controversial president Abdulla Yameen visiting India on a two-day visit that began on Sunday. Given the size and population of the Maldives, his visit will not...

King Salman announces Saudi-Egypt bridge in rare Cairo visit

Published on Apr 09 2016 // Gulf
Cairo: Saudi King Salman on Friday announced plans to build a bridge over the Red Sea to Egypt, in a lavish show of support for the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The 80-year-old monarch is on a rare five-day trip to Egypt, a country that Riyadh views as a cornerstone to its ambitions...

Abu Dhabi city promotes urban development adoption

Published on Apr 07 2016 // Gulf
u Dhabi, April 7 : Abu Dhabi’s Masdar city, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, is helping the Middle East’s real estate industry to acquire valuable green building expertise as it continues to expand. More than a third, 35 percent, of the city’s planned built-up...

Saudi Arabia, India sign historic accord on security and economic ties

Published on Apr 04 2016 // Featured, Gulf, India, NRI, Special, World
Saudi Arabia, India sign historic accord on security and economic ties
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman decorates Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with King Abdulaziz Sash in Riyadh on Sunday. — SPA photo – By: Syed Ziaur Rahman, Yahind.com Saudi Arabia and India will strengthen their bilateral ties in the fields of security, investment and healthcare...

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