Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicSaudi Arabia

Topic: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco raises oil prices as crude surges to nearly $95 a barrel

Aramco’s decision came days after OPEC+ opted to increase its daily crude production by 400,000 barrels a day next month.

‘Targeted harassment’: Rana Ayyub files police complaint against website over ‘fake news’

In her complaint Wednesday, Ayyub said she had been the subject of 27,000 hate tweets and Facebook posts due to fake news spread against her by a website ‘The Scoop Beats’.

Yemen’s ragtag rebels became a threat to world economy, showed military power has its limits

Iran and Saudi Arabia are talking—but it might be too late to put the war-making djinn back in the bottle. Power-brokers in Yemen depend on violence to secure influence.

War in Yemen can damage worldwide economic recovery. Iran, Saudi, UAE must rein in their proxies

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SP-BJP tit-for-tat moves in UP show ideology is fungible for leaders

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Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s shoe points at Saudi envoy. Angry Pakistanis call it ‘unislamic’

In a recent meeting between Pakistan’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Saudi's Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, it looks like ‘respect’ and ‘culture’ went for a toss.

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.

‘Danger to society’ — Saudi Arabia bans Tablighi Jamaat

The country’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs called upon its mosques to allocate the next Friday sermon to warn against the group’s ‘misguidance, deviation and danger’.

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.

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.

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Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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