Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: Arabs

My secular critics’ reaction to Arab outrage chooses short-term relief over long-term damage

If there is even a slim possibility of democratic resistance to the Modi govt's brazen majoritarian politics of hate, then we must not do anything to jeopardise it further.

Arab nations should restrict ties with India to trade, not comment on our internal dynamics

The Islamic monarchies that took strong note of the insult to their religion conveniently overlooked the disrespectful remarks against Hindu deities and religious symbols.

Need for hate speak detox, and horses have a bone to pick with Indian politicians

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Remarks against Prophet: Security for suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma after ‘death threats’

The party dumped its popular face amid anger from the Arab world; said it respected all religions and religious personalities.

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.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.


Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.