Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicMohammad bin Salman

Topic: Mohammad bin Salman

Gulf Cooperation Council reveals straining Saudi-UAE ties, puts US interests at risk

This year was marked by economic competition between the 2 countries where UAE focussed on ending old disputes to promote domestic economy & Saudi Arabia was on a quest to attract investments.

NYT Beirut bureau chief who wrote book on Saudi crown prince ‘targeted thrice with Pegasus’

Journalist Ben Hubbard’s phone was ‘targeted’ with Pegasus in June 2018, July 2020, and June 2021, a Citizen Lab report says. Two attempts were allegedly successful.

India-Pakistan dialogue key to resolving Kashmir conflict — Riyadh-Islamabad joint statement

Saudi Crown Prince has welcomed recent understanding between the military authorities of Pakistan and India regarding the 2003 ceasefire.

US intel report finds Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘role’ in Khashoggi killing

State Department spokesman Ned Price suggested US is looking at ways to hold the perpetrators responsible for their actions, could cut back arms sales to Saudi, impose sanctions.

Israel PM Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia to meet Crown Prince, Pompeo, says report

Report in Axios said Netanyahu's travel was confirmed via online flight radar sites that showed a private jet departing from Tel Aviv Sunday evening & flying directly to Neom.

Bezos phone hack: Why Saudi crown prince MBS needs cyberweapons

The challenge is to get Mohammed bin Salman to use cyberweapons against terrorists, not newspaper owners.

Saudi Arabia can’t help solve Kashmir issue because it now lacks legitimacy in Muslim world

Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman can snub Imran Khan and court Narendra Modi, but he won't sideline his military ties with the Pakistan armed forces.

Modi’s Riyadh visit key to the success of Saudi prince’s ‘Davos in the Desert’

Prime Minister Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman are expected to sign a pact for a 'Strategic Partnership Council'.

Saudi Arabia plans to lift curbs on women travel as Crown Prince carries on with ‘reforms’

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has enacted a series of reforms aimed at better women’s rights as he looks to build his Saudi Vision 2030.

UAE’s invite to speak at OIC reaffirms Narendra Modi’s turn to the Gulf

Overhaul of the Islamic world vis-a-vis India will take some time, but as long as MBZ and Modi are concerned, the journey has begun.

On Camera

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Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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