Tag: Saudi Arabia

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  • Rupee weakened against US dollar in choppy weekly trade

    Rupee weakened against US dollar in choppy weekly trade

    In what could translate into further trouble for the domestic currency, analysts see an upward move of 6 to 7 per cent in the Brent crude prices in the coming week.

    February 17, 2019
  • Rights activist who challenged driving ban on women tortured in Saudi Arabian prison, says family

    Rights activist who challenged driving ban on women tortured in Saudi Arabian prison, says family

    Saudi Arabian activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been in a notorious prison of the Kingdom since 15 May 2018. Her ‘crime’ was that she campaigned for women’s rights.

    February 11, 2019
  • Apple, Google draw flak for hosting woman tracking app in Saudi Arabia

    Apple, Google draw flak for hosting woman tracking app in Saudi Arabia

    Under Saudi law, it is essential for women to have a legal "guardian" who can restrict her travel.

    February 9, 2019
  • Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

    Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

    Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign.

    January 13, 2019
  • Saudi Arabian woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

    Saudi Arabian woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

    An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum.

    January 12, 2019
  • Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

    Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

    Australia gave its strongest hint yet on Wednesday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman in Bangkok would be granted humanitarian asylum, despite efforts by Riyadh and her family to force her return home.

    January 9, 2019
  • Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

    Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

    Prosecution of the killers of Jamal Khashoggi is covered by international law

    January 3, 2019
  • Netflix drops Hasan Minhaj’s episode critiquing Saudi Arabia

    Netflix drops Hasan Minhaj’s episode critiquing Saudi Arabia

    "Now would be a good time to reassess our relationship with Saudi Arabia", Minhaj said, adding "And I mean that as a Muslim and as an American".

    January 2, 2019
  • Italy favours halting arms exports to Saudi: PM

    Italy favours halting arms exports to Saudi: PM

    The Italian government backs a halt to the selling of arms to Saudi Arabia and intends to announce its position the issue "soon", populist premier Giuseppe Conte told reporters in Rome on Friday.

    December 29, 2018
  • Arms and the Murk

    Arms and the Murk

    Dassault operates in a ‘buyer's market‘. The option of the seller is comparatively limited and restricted, as it has to constantly feed and pay heed to the need of its foreign buyers. Customer satisfaction reigns supreme. The seller has to keep foreign clients in good humour, listening and attending to their smallest fads. The most spectacular of all deals is Rafale CEO's ability and steadfastness to stick to the claim ~ ‘I do not tell lies‘ ~ in a turbulent market like that of combat aviation. This is indeed commendable.

    December 22, 2018
  • Progress in Yemen

    Progress in Yemen

    The agreement envisages the deployment of UN-supervised neutral forces and the setting up of what they call “humanitarian corridors”. Troops from both sides will withdraw from the entire Hodeidah area within a maximum of 21 days in a process to be overseen by a UN-chaired committee.

    December 19, 2018
  • As Opec’s power wanes, Saudis tie up with Russia

    As Opec’s power wanes, Saudis tie up with Russia

    OPEC is in the midst of a major crisis made more evident by Qatar’s announcement that it would be leaving OPEC, partly to protest Saudi dominance over the group.

    December 17, 2018
  • Opec minus Qatar

    Opec minus Qatar

    News of the country leaving Opec is unnerving for the oil market and the market participants are yet to digest the full import of this development.

    December 8, 2018
  • OPEC will take PM Modi’s views seriously while deciding oil prices: Saudi minister

    OPEC will take PM Modi’s views seriously while deciding oil prices: Saudi minister

    India is the world's third largest oil consuming nation, which is more than 80 per cent dependent on imports to meet its energy needs.

    December 7, 2018
  • Qatar to quit OPEC in January, says decision taken to focus on natural gas production

    Qatar to quit OPEC in January, says decision taken to focus on natural gas production

    Qatar has been in OPEC for 57 years, but the Gulf state's new energy minister said that the country's impact on OPEC production decisions was small.

    December 3, 2018
  • Is Syria the key to Khashoggi’s death?

    Is Syria the key to Khashoggi’s death?

    We are all, alas, making the same old Middle East mistake: of thinking that the bad guys will get overthrown or punished for their murders and transgressions and that the good guys (whoever they may be) will come out on top.

    December 3, 2018
  • Truth without blinkers

    Truth without blinkers

    Despite the strenuous efforts in Riyadh to keep Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the clear, this is quite the most damaging blow to the de facto ruler of the desert kingdom, now waiting in the wings to ascend the throne.

    November 22, 2018