Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Arab

Indians build the UAE. Delhi shouldn’t worry about pushback from Gulf nations

Forget UAE’s recent history. Century-old trade and migratory links tie Indians and the Gulf Arabs into collaboration and cooperation even today.

Activists question Muslim world’s silence on China’s treatment of minorities amid India row

The derogatory comments against Prophet Muhammad has drawn sharp criticism from countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, prompting BJP to take action against the 2 leaders.

Pakistan is mourning another journalist death. One who exposed illegal hunting by Arab VIPs

In a video Nazim Jokhio had posted online speaking in Urdu, he said, “I am not scared. I am getting threats and I will not apologise.”

Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign historic peace deal, Trump calls it dawn of new Middle East

The Abraham Accord, which says the UAE and Bahrain will establish embassies and work with Israel across a range of sectors, does not mention the Israel-Palestine conflict.

First Arab world, now Canada saying enough is enough to Muslim-hating overseas Indians

A firm in Canada ended ties with an Indian over his Islamophobic tweet. But little has changed in India despite Arab world calling out rising hate against Muslims.

Many Arab handles slamming India are part of ‘Twitter war’ from Pakistan

The handles are posing as Arab royalty and criticising ‘Islamophobia’ in India, but Afghan security official and others allege Pakistani links.

As it draws closer to Israel, India shouldn’t ignore the plight of minority Arabs there

Palestinian cause is not restricted to the occupied territories, but also concerns the life of Arab minorities and their shrinking status in a Jewish state.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.