Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicBashar al-Assad

Topic: Bashar al-Assad

Why Saudi Arabia is on shopping spree, payback time for Thailand’s rich & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Trump denies ‘plans to kill Bashar al-Assad’, and ICC claims jurisdiction on Rohingya exodus

Right-wing presidential candidate stabbed in Brazil, and Facebook removes the Burmese translation feature. 

Disappointed with Trump, India looks to rekindle old friendship with Russia

Officials insist that no agreements or deals are on the cards on this day-long visit to Sochi, but it is clear that all bilateral matters will be discussed.

GLOBAL PULSE: The Jewish diaspora is angry with Netanyahu, Assad’s face is on a new currency note and some Iranians are loving Trump

NETANYAHU’S ORTHODOX POLITICS ANGERS  JEWISH DIASPORA Benjamin Netanyahu yielded to pressure from his ultra-Orthodox coalition partners and suspended a plan to provide a better space for...

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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.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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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.
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