Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicMohammed bin Salman

Topic: Mohammed bin Salman

Biden team downgrades Saudi crown prince MBS to recalibrate ties

In Biden’s first few days, US put a hold on some key weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and announced new efforts to bring an end to the war in Yemen.

Saudi Crown Prince asserts his reforms saved budget as kingdom’s revenue plunged

Prince Mohammed bin Salman said non-oil revenue is expected to rise 14% to 360 billion riyals, with domestically unpopular tax & fee hikes helping to lessen the blow to the budget.

Models, Nokia phones, DJs, $50 million hotel — Mohammed Bin Salman’s secret parties

In ‘Blood and Oil’, Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck write about Mohammed Bin Salman’s ruthless quest for power, his toys, and a 2015 party.

Pakistan’s Saudi marriage not over. But with China on its side, MBS mood swings won’t work

Pakistan sent Qureshi to China and Bajwa to Riyadh. Its design of the new Middle East policy is likely to be made in Rawalpindi not Islamabad.

How Mohammed bin Salman hit a dead end in Washington

MBS is as close to a pariah as a senior member of the royal family has ever been in the 75 years of the Saudi-American alliance.

Saudi authorities arrest king’s brother, ex-crown prince for ‘treason’ in fresh crackdown

The arrests come at a time of increased pressure on Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 34-year-old de facto ruler, due to fall in oil prices.

Facebook says hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone highlights security loopholes in smartphones

Facebook Inc. Vice-President Nicola Mendelsohn said in Davos that the company would take any allegations that its service was used in a hack very seriously and would look into it.

Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman is the prince of mixed messages

In 2019, MBS gave free rein to both sides of his public persona, presiding over both reform and repression.

No more separate entrances for women & men in eateries as Saudi eases segregation curbs

Previously, eateries in Saudi Arabia required to have one entrance for women and families and another for men on their own. 

Endorsed by Trump, Saudi Prince puts Khashoggi murder behind him, steps back on world stage

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman cut a lonely figure at the last G-20 in the aftermath of the Khashoggi murder. However, this summit reflected the broader reality of Saudi Arabia’s importance to many countries.

On Camera

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.
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