Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicSaudi Arabia

Topic: Saudi Arabia

Global Pulse: Israel is plagued by corruption, and the Iran-Saudi rivalry is furthering feminism

While the rest of the world might be watching the Iran-Saudi Arabia rivalry with bated breath, women have a reason to rejoice.

Global Pulse: Putin’s best Christmas gift ever, the Saudi Crown Prince deserves sanctions

Vladimir Putin made the smartest investment this year, for which he is now reaping the rewards.

The tricks Saudi Arabia can teach India on making Muslim life modern

As post-oil Saudi Arabia undertakes transformative changes, there is a lesson for not only the other Muslim countries, but also for India.

Global Pulse: Trump’s ultimate disaster in the Middle East

With his plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Trump might create havoc in the Middle East.

Global Pulse: From Saudi Arabia to Zimbabwe, the world is in flux

While processes for reform have been set in motion across the globe, change seldom comes without risks. From Saudi Arabia, which is going through its own Arab Spring, to Zimbabwe, which is still coming to terms with the end of a 37-year old dictatorship, risks abound.

Another blow to Western democracies: Coalition talks end in Germany

With the sudden end of coalition talks in Germany, Merkel looks weaker than ever before.

The MBS-backed royal purge in Saudi Arabia is a watershed moment in the Islamic World

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has the potential of putting his stamp on Saudi Arabia, the region and the Islamic world for decades to come.

Global Pulse: The most unstable part of the world

The Middle East's precarious stability is hanging by a thread. For all his far reaching reforms and moves, Mohammad bin Salman could be in for trouble, while Iran plays its game rather smoothly.

Global Pulse: A year into Trump-land

A year into Trump's election, the world looks expectedly different.

Global Pulse: Power is the name of the game

There seems to be an emerging global trend of overtly corrupt leaders strengthening their vice-like grip on power, whether with electoral backing or not.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.