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Turkey begins trial of 20 suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder, including 2 top Saudi officials

The trial comes six months after a Saudi court sentenced five people to death for the 2018 murder, which it ruled wasn’t premeditated.
Hajj pilgrimage | Wikimedia Commons

Saudi Arabia limits Hajj pilgrims, virus hits US bars and strip clubs & 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.
Two Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 military jets | Representational image

Saudi Arabia, including capital Riyadh, comes under missile attack from Yemen rebels

Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched ballistic missiles at Riyadh, Najran and Jazan, and also targetted Saudi Arabia with explosives-laden drones.
Hajj pilgrimage | Wikimedia Commons

Saudi Arabia allows Hajj only for Muslims already in the country

The pilgrimage was interrupted by disease or conflict several times during the 1,400-year history of Islam, but this is the first time since the Saudi kingdom's modern founding.
People sit at a cafe in a mall in the Saudi capital Riyadh on June 4, 2020, after it reopened following the easing of some restrictions put in place by the authorities | Photographer: Fayez Nureldine | AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Saudi pushes ahead with reopening plan even as coronavirus cases surge

Saudi Arabia is struggling with more than 4,000 new Covid-19 cases daily. Last week it became the 15th country to record 1 lakh cases.
File photo of Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Saudi crown prince MBS has made mistakes. The world’s watching if he can redeem himself

The combination of MBS’ ill-timed oil war against Russia with the Covid-19 crisis, has left the kingdom facing the steepest contraction in a generation.
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Saudi Arabia faces a double crisis and people are waking up to a harsh new reality

With plunging crude prices and coronavirus shutdowns, the non-oil economy in Saudi Arabia is expected to contract for the first time in over 30 years.
Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Saudi shops staying open during Namaz was unheard of. Until Covid-19

Before the pandemic, most shops in Saudi halted for at least 30 minutes for each prayer session, the only country that enforced such closures.
Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd.

Mukesh Ambani now courts Saudis and investors who backed Uber, Airbnb for Jio

Investors are betting on Jio’s access to India’s huge consumer market & its potential to shake up traditional industries with its technology.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

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.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

An Apache attack helicopter of the IAF during night operations in Ladakh Monday | ANI

How IAF has played a critical role in the India-China stand-off at Ladakh

IAF has been showing off its night-flying capability in Ladakh, with fighter jets like the MiG-29 and the Sukhoi-30 carrying out round-the-clock flying.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.