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Saudi Arabia And India: The Upward Trajectory

Jan 24, 2021 Dr Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati

The strategic partnership between Saudi Arabia and India is witnessing a new dawn, well illuminated in the cooperation between them during the testing times of Covid-19.

Amnesty Critical Of FIFA President Gianni Infantino Starring In Saudi PR Video

Jan 08, 2021 Agencies

Infantino overlooked FIFA's own significant issues with Saudi Arabia in the meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Indian Expats Stranded In UAE Get Free Accomodation

The expats have taken an indirect route of flying via the United Arab Emirates to Saudi and Kuwait since there were no direct flights from their home countries.

'Zero Click' Spyware Targets Phones Of Al-Jazeera Journalists: Sources

Dec 21, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

The malware infected the personal phones of 36 journalists, producers, anchors and executives at Al-Jazeera

Will Covid Vaccine Be Halal Or 'Haraam'?

As companies race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and countries scramble to secure doses, questions about the use of pork products — banned by some religious groups — has raised concerns.

15 December, 2020

'External Source' Causes Oil Tanker Blast At Jeddah

Associated Press (AP)

All 22 sailors on board escaped without injury and firefighters later extinguished the blaze

23 November, 2020

Yemen Rebels Claim Attack On Saudi Oil Facility In Jeddah

Associated Press (AP)

The claimed attack comes just after a visit by outgoing U.S. Secretary of State to the kingdom to see Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

29 October, 2020

India Outraged As Global Map On Saudi Banknote Leaves Out J&K, Ladakh


India has asked Saudi Arabia to take 'urgent corrective steps'

07 October, 2020

India's G20 Priorities To Be Own Says Suresh Prabhu


"Our G20 priorities will definitely be our own priorities. But we will also carry forward legacies of previous presidencies. We are not going to just dump it and say we have nothing to do with this," Suresh Prabhu said.

23 June, 2020

COVID-19: Indian Plgrims Will Not Travel To Saudi Arabia For Haj 2020, Says Naqvi


The decision was taken after Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah minister Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten telephoned last night and suggested not to send pilgrims from India for Haj this year, Naqvi said.

23 June, 2020

Saudi Arabia To Hold 'Very Limited' Hajj This Year Due To Coronavirus

Associated Press (AP)

The annual pilgrimage, which is set to begin this year at the end of July, traditionally draws around 2 million Muslims from around the world for five intense days of worship and rituals in Mecca.


27 April, 2020

In Another Reform, Saudi Arabia Abolishes Death Penalty For Minors

Associated Press (AP)

The decision comes on the heels of another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging, replacing it with jail time, fines or community service and bringing one of the kingdom's most controversial forms of public punishment to a close.

26 April, 2020

In Latest Reform, Saudi Arabia Abolishes Flogging As Punishment


Court-ordered floggings in Saudi Arabia -- sometimes extending to hundreds of lashes -- have long drawn condemnation from human rights groups.

24 April, 2020

In Pictures: Muslims Around The World Mark Ramazan With Unprecedented Lockdowns


The World Health Organization has called for a stop to some Ramazan activities to limit exposure to the Coronavirus.

23 April, 2020

Bitter Rivals Qatar And Saudi Arabia To Fight For 2030 Asian Games Hosting Rights

Outlook Web Bureau

Both Qatar and Saudi Arabia have on numerous occasions been accused of human rights violations

23 April, 2020

A First In History: Negative Oil Price, Yes. But Will You Get Money While Buying Petrol?

Bhamy V. Shenoy

The negative oil price has also highlighted the failure of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) and G20 to bring about the oil balance for supply and demand.

22 April, 2020

beIN SPORTS Urges English Premier League To Block Newcastle United Takeover By Saudi-backed Consortium: Reports

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Yousef al-Obaidly, beIN SPORTS chief executive, is said to have asked English Premier League clubs to oppose the Newcastle United takeover


21 April, 2020

Amnesty Warns English Premier League Over Newcastle Takeover By Saudi-backed Consortium


The Magpies are on the verge of being sold to a Saudi-backed consortium that involves Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for around £300 million ($368 million)

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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