Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicCrown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

Topic: Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi Arabia land forces commander’s visit to India a historic first, says defence ministry

Lt. Gen. Fahd Bin Abdullah Al-Mutair arrived in India over a year after Army chief Gen. Naravane’s visit to the Gulf state in 2020.

‘Outrageous’ — Joe Biden condemns Mohammed bin Salman nod to Jamal Khashoggi killing

The White House Friday released a report the Trump administration had withheld, showing that US intelligence believed the crown prince was behind Khashoggi’s October 2018 murder.

City without cars and roads — Saudi Crown Prince announces plan for future beyond oil

170-km 'The Line' will be part of the $500 billion Neom project. The linear city will have 1 million residents and create 380,000 jobs by 2030, the crown prince said.

Gulf Arab states agree to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar in US-backed deal

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt signed an accord with Qatar during a summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders, bringing the regional split to an end — at least on paper.

US weighs immunity request for Saudi crown prince MBS in alleged assassination plot

The case accuses MBS of deploying operatives in the US to track down Saad Aljabri, a former high-level official, and then dispatching a team to murder him.

Why Netanyahu and Saudi’s MBS have good reason to meet

Reports about a meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel & Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman come amid talks of a historic treaty taking shape in West Asia.

This is what Israel, UAE and US get from the diplomatic breakthrough in Middle East

The deal will mark the legacies of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. It will serve American interests too.

Saudi Prince MBS is testing his grip on power with desert raid, oil price war

MBS’ plans to transform his country face a rocky path as the coronavirus outbreak pummels global oil demand & weighs on Saudi Arabia’s economy.

Modi and MBS, the two wrong foreign leaders Jeff Bezos befriended

Bezos made overly optimistic bets on global leaders whose dispositions turned out to be less open and more autocratic than Silicon Valley originally thought.

Goodwill tour, intimate dinner – how Saudi prince MBS allegedly hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone

Jeff Bezos & Saudi crown prince MBS met at a small dinner in Los Angeles and it apparently went well enough that they exchanged phone numbers.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
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

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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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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