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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.

Saudi Arabia: Two Killed In Attack; Authorities Blame Yemeni Houthi Rebels

Dec 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Saudi Arabi: Two people were killed in an attack in the country’s southern town Jizan, while seven people were injured. The country’s authorities have blamed Yemeni Houthi rebels for the attack.

RSF Press Freedom Report: 'Times Tough For Journalists'; China, Belarus, Myanmar 'Worst Culprits'

RSF (Reporters Without Borders) in its annual press freedom report has sounded the alarm, stating China, Belarus and Myanmar are among the 'worst culprits' when it comes to jailing journalists in 2021.

Islamic Seminary Darul Uloom Deoband Criticises Saudi Govt For Banning Tablighi Jamaat

Dec 13, 2021 PTI

In an unprecedented move, Darul Uloom Deoband, a renowned Islamic Seminary in Uttar Pradesh has criticised the Saudi Government. The country has recently banned Tablighi Jamaat calling it a 'danger to society'.

Jamal Khashoggi Murder: Suspect Saudi Royal Guard Arrested In France

Jamal Khashoggi was a prominent critic of the Saudi government in Riyadh. He was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Turkey in October 2018. A Saudi Royal guard has now been arrested in the case.

04 December, 2021

Cyclone Jawad Weakens; Relief To Andhra Pradesh, Odisha And West Bengal

Outlook Web Desk

Cyclone Jawad according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is likely to weaken further into a depression by the time it reaches Puri in Odisha in the next 24 hours.

01 December, 2021

Omicron In Saudi Arabia: Country Reports Maiden Case Of New Coronavirus Variant

Associated Press (AP)

Saudi Arabia's state-run press Agency confirmed that the Omicron case came from a citizen arriving from a 'North African country'. The infected individual and his close contacts had been quarantined.

25 October, 2021

Psychopath Killer: Ex-Saudi Official Blows Whistle On Crown Prince, Threatens To Release Video If Killed

Outlook Web Desk

Saa al-Jabri, a former Saudi security official, now living in exile in Canada, described Prince Mohammed bin Salman as 'a psychopath, killer.'

23 October, 2021

Major Oil Producer Saudi Arabia Aims To Achieve Net-Zero By 2060

Outlook Web Desk

The announcement only pertains to Saudi Arabia's efforts within its national borders, and does not impact its continued aggressive investment in oil and exporting its fossil fuels to Asia and other regions.

29 September, 2021

US NSA Heads To Egypt As Israel-Hamas Tensions Flare Up

Associated Press (AP)

The Biden administration is leaning heavily on Egypt, which has long played a role as mediator between Israel and Hamas, for help in maintaining stability in the region.

19 September, 2021

EAM S Jaishankar Discusses Afghan Developments With Saudi Counterpart

Outlook Web Desk

In wide-ranging talks with the visiting Saudi leader, Jaishankar called for further relaxing restrictions on travel from India to the Gulf nation while appreciating the country for the support provided to the Indian community during the COVID-19 pandemic.


11 September, 2021

US Pulls Advanced Missile Defences In Saudi Arabia Amid Yemen Attacks

Associated Press (AP)

A satellite image seen by the AP in late August showed some of the batteries removed from air base, though activity and vehicles still could be seen there. A high-resolution Planet Lab satellite picture taken Friday showed the batteries' pads at the site empty, with no visible activity.

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.

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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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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