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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.
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Saudi Arabia’s quota policy for hiring local people negatively affected firms, study shows

Researchers from Boston University, Y Analytics and Power for All studied the strict nationalisation policy, Nitaqat, which aims to increase employment of Saudis in private sector.
At a vaccination center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 5 August, 2021. Photo: Maika Elan/Bloomberg

Covid-19: Workers flee Ho Chi Minh City as lockdown eases & S Korea to vaccinate pregnant women

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Jaishankar discusses Afghanistan, India-Saudi ties in meeting with counterpart Al Saud

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud is on a three-day visit to India. It is the first ministerial visit from the gulf country to India since Covid outbreak.
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Taliban, counter-terrorism, trade to top Saudi foreign minister’s agenda on 2-day India trip

Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud, who arrives later tonight, will hold talks with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, NSA Doval, and is expected to meet PM Modi Monday.

Why Saudi Arabia and UAE need to remain friends despite their OPEC fight

Faced with foreign policy challenges of rising Iranian menace to the Middle East and US retrenchment from region, Saudi Arabia & UAE know they can’t let their differences get out of hand.
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Haj committee cancels applications of Indian pilgrims after Saudi bans entry to non-residents

This is the second consecutive year when Indians will miss going for the annual pilgrimage, owing to travel restrictions that have been put in place because of the Covid pandemic.
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Why Saudi Arabia is reaching out to Iran

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said he seeks 'to have good relations' with Iran. Three years ago, Salman had said Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei 'makes Hitler look good.'
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Saudi Arabia to ship 80 metric tonnes of oxygen to India to meet demand amid Covid crisis

To combat the growing demand for oxygen in the country, India has reached out to various countries to procure containers and oxygen cylinders under operation 'Oxygen Maitri'.
A police office holds up a placard after taking the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) vaccination center in Serdang, Selangor, on 4 March 2021 | Samsul Said | Bloomberg

Covid-19 pandemic — Malaysia students back to school, ‘drastic’ rise in cases in Saudi Arabia

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.