Prince Saud, world’s longest serving foreign minister, passes away

Published on Jul 10 2015 // Gulf
Saudi Arabia’s former foreign minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, the world’s longest serving foreign minister, died on Thursday at the age of 75, two months after he was replaced following 40 years on the job, a media report said. Prince Saud breathed his last in the US, Al Arabiya News cited...

Former Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal dies

Published on Jul 10 2015 // Featured, Gulf
Former Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal dies
Prince Saud Al-FaisalJEDDAH: Former Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal has died, an official and a family member said on Thursday. “I wish I could deny it, but I can’t,” Foreign Ministry Osama Nugali wrote on Twitter, in answer to queries by media. Saud Mohammed Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal also confirmed...

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Pledges His $32 Billion to Charity

Published on Jul 02 2015 // Featured, Gulf
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Pledges His $32 Billion to Charity
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud.RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. The prince said in a statement that the “philanthropic...

Busted Pak firm ‘sold 1,198 fake degrees to Saudis’

Published on Jun 25 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special, World
Busted Pak firm ‘sold 1,198 fake degrees to Saudis’
Police raid the office of Axact software company in Karachi, Pakistan, in this May 19, 2015 photo. (AP) RIYADH: A Pakistani firm under investigation for fraud allegedly sold 1,198 fake degrees to Saudis between 2011 and 2015, a local publication reported on Wednesday. Pakistani authorities have already...

First International Day of Yoga cerebrated in Saudi Arabia

Published on Jun 21 2015 // Featured, Gulf
First International Day of Yoga cerebrated in Saudi Arabia
Addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi urged the world community to adopt an international Day of Yoga. “Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of...

Expat IDs to be sent by post from Aug. 16

Published on Jun 21 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Expat IDs to be sent by post from Aug. 16
RIYADH: The Passport Department has announced that companies and individuals would no longer need to visit its offices from Aug. 16 because services would be available online and identity cards for expatriate workers would be sent through Saudi Post, a media report has said. Col. Khaled Al-Saikhan,...

President of Palestine Mahmood Abbas Announces Order of ‘Star of Jerusalem’ For Mr. Syed Vicaruddin

Published on May 14 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Hyderabad, India
President of Palestine Mahmood Abbas Announces Order of ‘Star of Jerusalem’ For Mr. Syed Vicaruddin
– Syed KhaledShahbaaz Hyderabad, May 14: ● First Indian Citizen to be conferred the ‘Star of Jerusalem’ award by the Head of Palestinian State since India’s independence ● High-level Delegation Arrives in Hyderabad to Do The Honours ● President of Palestine sends his Special Advisor...

Riyadh doubles Yemen aid pledge to $540 mn

Published on May 13 2015 // Gulf
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi on Wednesday allocated one billion riyals ($265 million) for a Yemen relief centre in the kingdom, media reported. The additional relief fund, together with the previously pledged $274 million, has doubled the total amount of Saudi aid money to the country Riyadh...

Air India Express offers free tickets on 10th Anniversary

Published on Apr 28 2015 // Featured, Gulf, NRI
Air India Express offers free tickets on 10th Anniversary
– Mohammed Saifuddin, Yahind.com On completion of a decade of successful service, Air India Express offers ten free tickets in each of GCC country to deserving Indian expatriates. Air India Express is completing 10 years of successful operation of its services on April 29, 2015. On this occasion,...

‘You are safe’, MoS VK Singh tells Indians evacuated from Yemen

Published on Apr 01 2015 // Gulf
New Delhi: INS Sumitra on Wednesday reached Djibouti with first batch of Indians evacuated from war-torn Yemen. Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, who is in Djibouti, a country neighbouring Yemen, to oversee the evacuation exercise christened ‘Operation Raahat’ greeted the Indian...

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