Sunday, 2 October, 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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.