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  • 93 more migrant workers return from Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabian authorities send back 93 more migrant workers to Bangladesh -- as part of a crackdown on undocumented workers in the kingdom.

  • Saudi Arabia allows foreign men, women to share hotel rooms

    Saudi Arabia is allowing foreign men and women to rent hotel rooms together without proving they are related, after the conservative Muslim kingdom launched a new tourist visa regime to attract holidaymakers.

  • Dhaka International Airport

    175 Bangladeshi workers return home from Saudi Arabia

    Some 175 Bangladeshi workers return home from Saudi Arabia amid a crackdown on undocumented workers there.

  • Hounded out of Saudi Arabia

    Kabirun Nahar sat on a luggage trolley as she got out of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka yesterday. She had nothing with her bearing signs of her life overseas, apart from her right leg bandaged from above the ankle to her toes, the doing of her Saudi employer.

  • Protection of Bangladesh migrant workers rights

    Protect the rights of migrant workers

    According to a report in this daily on March 18, around 300 to 400 Bangladeshi migrant workers are being deported every week from Saudi Arabia.

  • bangladesh saudi arabia investment relations

    Saudi Arabia keen to boost economic ties with Bangladesh

    The Saudi government is working to explore the huge business potentials between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia and also keen to enhance commerce and investment relations with Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh signed 2 deal and 4 MoUs with Saudi Arabia

    2 deals, 4 MoUs signed with Saudi Arabia

    Bangladesh has signed two agreements and four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Saudi Arabia.

  • Saudi Arabia road accident

    Bangladeshi killed in Saudi road crash

    A Bangladesh national dies in a road accident in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia.

  • Rohingya Refugees

    Rohingya Detainees in KSA: Riyadh moves to deport them to Bangladesh

    Saudi Arabia is going to deport scores of Rohingyas, held indefinitely by the kingdom, to Bangladesh, reports Middle East Eye (MEE), a London-based news portal covering events in the Middle East.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced 5 more Medical universities if reelected

    PM leaves Jeddah for home

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Jeddah for home concluding her four-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King and Custodian of two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

  • Khashoggi's disappearance challenges fragile Middle Eastern pragmatism

    Saudi Arabia and Turkey, despite being on opposite sides of Middle Eastern divides, are cooperating in Syria to enable youth and women to acquire skills that would either allow them to compete in the job market or turn them into entrepreneurs.

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    Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence

    Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor says, as the kingdom cracks down on dissent.

  • Saudi-Canada row ramps up

    Saudi Arabia and Canada showed no signs of backing down in an escalating row over human rights, after Riyadh abruptly cut ties over Ottawa's vigorous calls for the release of activists jailed in the kingdom.

  • Saudi Arabia executes 7

    Saudi Arabia yesterday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported.

  • Saudi Arabia sink Egypt

    Saudi Arabia winger Salem Al-Dawsari scores a last-gasp winner as Mohamed Salah's Egypt suffer a 2-1 loss in their Group A dead rubber in Volgograd on Monday.

  • Suarez sends Uruguay, Russia through

    Luis Suarez scores in the 23rd minute as Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in their A fixture at the Rostov Arena today to seal their place in the last 16.

  • Plane carrying Saudi team caught fire midair!

    Saudi Arabia's official team plane caught fire in mid air as they travelled to their World Cup match on Wednesday.

  • Vogue Arabia cover featuring princes sparks backlash

    An image on the cover of Vogue Arabia of a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a red convertible sparks anger in the conservative kingdom following the jailing of activists who campaigned for women to be allowed to drive.

  • Saudi Cabinet approves measure criminalising sexual harassment

    Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a measure criminalising sexual harassment, the state news agency SPA reports, weeks before a decades-old ban on women driving is set to expire.

  • Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident

    Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry instructs drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalised, a day after security forces shot down a recreational drone near the king's palace in Riyadh.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in UK

    PM joins Saudi-led military drill's concluding ceremony

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins the concluding ceremony of a Saudi-led joint grand military exercise named "Gulf Shield-1" in the kingdom's eastern province of Al- Jubail.

  • Fashionably late: Saudi Arabia hosts first-ever fashion week

    Fashionable women, dark-haired Saudis and blonde Eastern Europeans alike, fill the gold-trimmed halls of Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, marking the start of Saudi Arabia’s first-ever fashion week.

  • Saudi Arabia's Perilous Pivot

    The most dangerous moment for a bad government,” the nineteenth-century French statesman and historian Alexis de Tocqueville observed, “is usually when it begins to reform itself.” Reform, after all, implies that traditional norms and institutions may have already been discredited, but that alternative structures have yet to be firmly established.

  • Houthi missile attacks in Riyadh

    Bangladesh denounces Houthi missile attacks in Riyadh

    Bangladesh conveys its deep concern at the recent multiple ballistic missile attacks by the Houthi rebels aimed at Riyadh and other bordering cities of South Western parts of Saudi Arabia.

  • ‘Saudi women should not have to wear abaya robes’

    Saudi women need not wear the abaya - the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of religious faith - a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body said, another indication of the Kingdom's efforts towards modernisation.

  • Saudi Arabia seeks place on tourism map

    Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descends craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kickstart tourism.

  • A Saudi woman checks a car

    Saudi women to enter stadiums for first time

    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.”

  • Saudi Arabia, UAE to roll out VAT in 2018

    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have long lured foreign workers with the promise of a tax-free lifestyle. Now they plan to impose a 5 percent tax next year on most goods and services to boost revenue after oil prices collapsed three years ago.

  • Houthi missile attacks in Riyadh

    Saudi intercepts Houthi missile

    Saudi air defences intercepts a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh but there are no reports of casualties, the Saudi-led coalition says.

  • Saudi women

    Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles, trucks

    Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials say three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving.