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Middle East

Vedanta To Invest In Saudi Arabia's Mineral Sector

Jan 14, 2022 Press Trust of India

The company is already in discussions with stakeholders in Saudi Arabia, which is aiming to become a mineral hub in the Middle East.

Israel Plans To ‘Double Settlement’ In Strategic Golan Heights

Dec 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said ‘After long and static years in terms of the scope of settlement, our goal today is to double settlement in the Golan Heights’.

Israel's PM Naftali Bennett 'Optimistic' After His UAE Trip

Israel PM (Prime Minister) Office said he met Monday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince and de facto ruler of the Emirates for some four hours, with more than half of the time spent in one-on-one talks.

Syria Executes 24 People On Charges Of Igniting Wildfires

Oct 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Wildfires broke out in several Middle Eastern countries in October 2020 amid a heat wave that was unusual for that time of the year, leaving Syria particularly hard-hit.

Syrian Killing Could Mark New Phase In Israel's War Against Iran

Israel has said it will not tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria and has acknowledged carrying out scores of airstrikes on alleged Iranian arms shipments and military targets in Syria in recent years.

30 September, 2021

Recent High-Level Interactions Between Israel-Palestine Give 'Window Of Opportunity' For Resumption Of Direct Negotiations: India

Outlook Web Desk

The recent high-level interactions between Israel, Palestine and key regional states provide a window of opportunity for the resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine, MEA Joint Secretary Prakash Gupta said.

20 September, 2021

9 Yemenis Executed By Houthis, Allegations Of 'Due Process Not Being Met' Surface

Associated Press (AP)

This barbarism must end, US' top diplomat in Yemen said.

17 August, 2021

As Afghanistan Falls, Here’s What It Would Mean For The Middle East?

Outlook Web Bureau

The Afghanistan debacle, in which a 300,000-strong US-trained and equipped Afghan army collapsed in hours serves as a reminder of the limits of American power in the wider Middle East.

12 September, 2020

After UAE, Bahrain To Normalise Relations With Israel


Barely a month after the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalise relations with Israel, Bahrain announces a similar agreement. President Trump calls the U.S-brokered deal a “historic breakthrough.”

15 January, 2020

'Soleimani Was Single Biggest Threat To ISIS': Iranian Foreign Minister At Raisina Dialogue

Outlook Web Bureau

Javad Zarif said the killing of General Soleimani shows ignorance and arrogance of the US.

04 January, 2020

US Soccer Cancels Qatar Training Camp Amid 'Developing Situation' In Middle East

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Gregg Berhalter's United States side will not be heading to Doha after US Soccer put their scheduled training trip on hold


04 January, 2020

New US Airstrike On Pro-Iran Convoy In Iraq Ahead Of Soleimani's Funeral, Several Killed


A new strike targeted a convoy belonging to the Hashed al-Shaabi, an Iraqi paramilitary network whose Shiite-majority factions have close ties to Iran.

03 January, 2020

'Harsh Retaliation Is Waiting': Iran's Supreme Leader After US Airstrike Kills Its Top General

Outlook Web Bureau

The US said General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats.

14 November, 2019

Kuwait Government Resigns After Grilling In Parliament


Days before, the country's minister of public works announced she would step down after being grilled by parliament.

25 August, 2019

G7 Summit: Spotlight On Kashmir, Trade During Modi-Trump Talks


Earlier this week in Washington, Trump said that he would discuss with Prime Minister Modi the situation in Kashmir and help ease the Indo-Pak tensions when they meet at the G7 Summit in France this weekend.

21 November, 2018

85,000 Children Died Of Malnutrition In Three Years In Yemen: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Save the Children, a UK -based charity said that based on historical studies if acute malnutrition was left untreated, around 20-30 per cent of children would die each year.

01 September, 2018

Saudi Arabia Plans To Dig Canal To Turn Qatar Into Island Nation

Outlook Web Bureau

Part of the canal, which would cost up to $750 million, would be reserved for a planned nuclear waste facility, it said.


30 July, 2018

Indian Man In UAE Jumps Off 3rd Floor As Lenders Chase Him

Outlook Web Bureau

The 32-year-old man, identified only with his initials A K, was said to be involved in financial disputes with several people, Gulf News reported.

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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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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