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Coronavirus: G20 Countries To Inject $5 Trillion To Combat Global Economic Slowdown

Mar 26, 2020 AFP

They also pledged to work swiftly with multilateral bodies such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Health Organization and regional banks to deploy a 'robust' financial package.

As Saudi Grapples With Coronavirus, Crown Prince Has Inflicted Two Self-wounds. Is Country Prepared To Deal With It?

Mar 19, 2020 Talmiz Ahmad

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has complicated his country’s politics and economics by engineering two crises – the arrests of royal family members and initiation of an oil-price war with Russia.

BJP's Suresh Prabhu In Self Quarantine Despite Testing Negative For Coronavirus

Prabhu was tested after his visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the second Sherpas meeting last week. Saudi Arabia has so far reported 171 cases.

Coronavirus Highlights: Gurugram Closes Malls, Theatres, As Cases In India Reach 151

Mar 18, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The number of people infected by COVID-19 in Spain soared past 13,700 with over 2 lakh people affected globally

Saudi Detains Three Royal Princes Over 'Coup Plot': Reports

Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a brother of King Salman, and the monarch's nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef were accused of treason and taken from their homes early Friday by black-clad royal guards, the Wall Street Journal reported citing unnamed sources.

23 January, 2020

Kerala Nurse Working In Saudi Arabia First Indian To Be Infected With Coronavirus

Outlook Web Bureau

V Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, said “about 100 Indian nurses mostly from Kerala working at Al-Hayat hospital have been tested and none except one nurse was found infected by Coronavirus.”

06 January, 2020

'Very Dangerous Moment': Saudi Calls For Calm After US-Iran Escalation


Prince Faisal bin Farhan's appeal came as the US warned that Saudi Arabia faced a "heightened risk" of missile and drone attacks

23 December, 2019

Saudi Court Sentences Five To Death Over Jamal Khashoggi Murder


Five people have been sentenced to death over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but two top figures investigated over the killing have been exonerated, Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said.

21 November, 2019

PM Modi Undertook 7 Foreign Trips To 9 Countries In 4 Months: MEA


The prime minister visited Bhutan, France, the UAE, Bahrain, Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Brazil in the said period, according to the data.

08 November, 2019

Saudi Recruitment Of Twitter Employees Reflects Insider Risks

Outlook Web Bureau

The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding problem of rogue employees who steal information or snoop on others.

07 November, 2019

Two Former Twitter Employees Charged In US With Spying For Saudi Arabia

Outlook Web Bureau

The two Saudi citizens and one US citizen allegedly worked together to unmask the ownership details behind dissident Twitter accounts on behalf of the government in Riyadh and the royal family, the department said on Wednesday.


29 October, 2019

India, Saudi Arabia Moving Towards Closer Strategic Ties: PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Saudi Arabia is its second-biggest supplier after Iraq. It sold 40.33 million tonnes of crude oil to India in 2018-19 fiscal, when the country had imported 207.3 million tonnes of oil.

29 October, 2019

PM Modi Arrives In Saudi Arabia, Calls Kingdom A 'Valued Friend'


He noted that defence, security, trade, culture, education and people-to-people contacts are the other important areas of bilateral cooperation with Saudi Arabia.

17 October, 2019

35 Foreigners Dead In Bus Crash In Saudi Arabia's Medina City


The accident involved a collision between a private chartered bus and a heavy vehicle (loader) in Medina city.

11 October, 2019

Russia in Middle East: The Unputdownable Putin

Shajahan Madampat

A cursory look at Putin’s Middle East maneuvers shows up the man as the cleverest player among the big powers competing for influence in the region.

02 October, 2019

NSA Ajit Doval Meets Saudi Crown Prince, Discusses Kashmir


Crown Prince Salman expressed understanding about India's approach and actions in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.

30 September, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ But Denies Ordering Journalist’s Murder

Associated Press (AP)

Asked if he ordered the murder of Khashoggi, who had criticized him in columns for The Washington Post, Prince Mohammed bin Salman replied: "Absolutely not." The slaying was "a mistake," he said.


26 September, 2019

Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Happened 'Under My Watch': Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


Prince Mohammed, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has come under huge international pressure after the US-based writer was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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.

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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.

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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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