Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Arabs

Why are Arabs so powerless? Unlike Israel, they never valued brain over brawn

Israel, with almost no natural resources and a population of nine million, is a Goliath of biblical proportions. And its secret strength is not its weaponry.

Saudi Prince hits a new year reset by making allies not enemies

A new US administration, combined with threats from Iran and a weakening economy, has seen Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s calculations shift to reconciliation.

Zee News & News 18 India on Arab states, Ramdev breaks rules with ‘lauki’ juice on India TV

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

As Gulf calls for an ‘India without Islamophobia,’ Jaishankar works the phones

Reactions from UAE royal princess, Kuwait government and others have made Delhi sit up and take note of anti-Muslim hate speech by Indian nationals.

Arabs turn blind eye to persecution of Chinese Muslims because of Beijing’s power

As Xi Jinping’s BRI becomes China’s pet project, there is a dramatic escalation in the country’s persecution of the Uyghurs.

On Camera


Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.