Saturday, 2 July, 2022
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Topic: Gulf

With much to lose on trade & expats, India works to cool ‘anti-Islam’ anger in Gulf nations

While New Delhi believes it has made its stance on two BJP spokespersons’ anti-Prophet remarks clear, its envoys will ‘deepen engagement’ with govts of Gulf nations in coming days.

Jaishankar talks resumption of flights in meeting with India’s envoys to Gulf nations

Jaishankar, who arrived on his first bilateral visit to Kuwait early Thursday, also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.

China just made a major gain in ‘white area warfare’ in Gulf through agreement with Iran

A greater role in Iran gives China the potential to exploit its investments in Pakistan’s ports and transport routes to Central Asia – countering 'Quad' in the process.

Why Gulf Arab states should make the most of oil’s last boom

Even at $70 a barrel, the current prices do not meet fiscal break-even thresholds for most Gulf Arab states, and the gap between revenue & fiscal expenditure has been wide since 2015.

UAE set to offer citizenship to a select group of expats

Until now citizenship in the UAE & some other Gulf states has been reserved for foreigners in special cases, but these changes will formalise such a process.

Gulf Arab states should know that China can only be a temporary friend

For the Gulf Arab states, a strategic partnership with China does not help achieve regional balance against Iran.

Qatar has a new ambition after 2022 soccer World Cup – convincing expats to stay

Qatar is bringing in sweeping labour reforms, imposing a standard minimum wage applicable to employees of all nationalities and professions and making it easier to change jobs.

Kerala’s $14-15 bn 2019 remittances could see $2 bn drop this year – World Bank expert

Fall in remittances can hurt Kerala’s finances seriously. World Bank is working with state govt on ‘diaspora bonds’, to mobilise savings of expats.

Kerala’s next crisis: How to deal with return of lakhs of ‘Gone to Gulf’ people

More than 5 lakh Keralites are expected to return from Gulf & state has to deal with plight of those losing jobs there and erosion of its remittance economy.

US-China feud takes over WHO meeting, Syrian refugee aids UK fight, and 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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