Thursday, 27 January, 2022
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Topic: Saudi Arabia

Global Pulse: Irma leaves Florida scrambling for safety, in the Middle East, Trump tried and failed

At least 3.3 million homes and businesses across Florida have lost power, curfews imposed, and almost 7 million people in the Southeast were warned to evacuate as Irma batters Florida.

Global Pulse: Trudeau’s open refugee invitation under attack, US Gen wants peace with Taliban

Justin Trudeau is being accused of reducing immigration system to ‘shambles’ as Canada scrambles to cope with asylum-seekers.

Global Pulse: Trump’s getting it back from world leaders, Saudi Arabia’s royal kidnappings

With his belligerent diplomacy, Trump is uniting world leaders against him.

Trumps accused of treason, Sharif may have to go and girls’ will finally have PE in Saudi schools

OPPONENTS USE THE ‘T-WORD’ TO DESCRIBE RUSSIA CONNECTIONS In the wake of groundbreaking New York Times revelations that three top Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr.,...

GLOBAL PULSE: The Jewish diaspora is angry with Netanyahu, Assad’s face is on a new currency note and some Iranians are loving Trump

NETANYAHU’S ORTHODOX POLITICS ANGERS  JEWISH DIASPORA Benjamin Netanyahu yielded to pressure from his ultra-Orthodox coalition partners and suspended a plan to provide a better space for...

GLOBAL PULSE: Deposed Saudi prince is home alone, Trump’s travel ban couldn’t have prevented terror attacks, and Macron’s telling portrait.

DEPOSED SAUDI PRINCE IS HOME ALONE The recently deposed crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef, has been barred from leaving the kingdom and confined to his palace. 

GLOBAL PULSE: Saudi Arabia gets a new crown prince, climate change could make flights bumpier and Daniel Day Lewis quits

Dawn raid by ISIS-linked militants in Philippines  An estimated 40 fighters from the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) raided a school in Philippines...

GLOBAL PULSE: Qatar’s isolation, Nikki Haley’s smart politics and curbs on religious names in Xinjiang

THE ISOLATION OF QATAR In the region’s most serious diplomatic crisis in years, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have broken off...

GLOBAL PULSE: Trump’s PR problem, banned groups in Pakistan are alive online and a TV ad about terrorism in the Middle East

TRUMP HAS A PR PROBLEM. Donald Trump’s communication director Michael Dubke has quit and many anticipate a broader shake-up of his staff in the coming...

GLOBAL PULSE: Manchester police leads turn attention to Libya, Trump got played by Saudi Arabia and a moustache hashtag mess in Mexico

THE MANCHESTER ATTACK BRINGS FOCUS ON LIBYA After the Manchester bomb attack, security analysts are beginning to talk about how Libya's collapse after the fall of Gaddafi has allowed radicalisation to become entrenched.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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