Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicSaudi Arabia

Topic: Saudi Arabia

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.

Global Pulse: A not-so-brave new world

The US may never go back to what it was. The Saudi kingdom has little semblance with even its recent past.  Is the political landscape across the globe changing in indelible ways?

Global Pulse: Enough of Trump says Republican Senator, al Qaeda goes ‘moderate’ to survive

Also there's no successor in sight to Xi Jinping, and Singapore has said no new cars will be added to its streets.

Global Pulse: What decides America’s response to mass killings, Tillerson’s paradox

The American establishment's response would have been far from measured if the Las Vegas attacker was a Muslim.

Women can finally drive in Saudi Arabia, but other anti-women laws will remain in force

Saudi Arabia has gone from being the poorest to being the richest country in the world. But they have learnt nothing of women’s equality.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
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.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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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.