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Mar 04, 2018
After Tripura debacle, CPM's national fortunes rest on money sent from West Asia to KeralaIn simple words, it’s not ideology or any progressive policies but West Asian capitalism that will keep the rump of the CPM or rather communism alive in India. When the remittances start falling, we will see the real test.
Feb 27, 2018
US-Saudi Arabia kick off talks on energy deal, but history with Iran stands in wayThe Trump administration is opening talks with Saudi Arabia on an atomic energy agreement that's inextricably linked to an Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran.
Feb 10, 2018
Hapless Keralites return home in hordes as Saudi Arabia continues to reserve jobs for localsThe kingdom’s bid to tide over the crisis by diversifying the economy and restricting jobs to its nationals through a nationalisation drive has put the expats in the doldrums.
Feb 05, 2018
Human rights activist Rothna Begum on the heartbreaks and triumphs of her workAs a researcher for Human Rights Watch with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa, Rothna Begum documents heart-wrenching crimes and some heartwarming triumphs | #FirstCulture
Jan 31, 2018
MEA reverses decision to issue orange passport: Tracking how and why this govt move was criticised and withdrawnMinistry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday reversed its earlier decisions and announced that it would not issue a separate orange-coloured passport.
Jan 30, 2018
Kabul hotel attacker trained by Pakistan's ISI, says Afghanistan envoy Mahmoud SaikalPakistan's spy agency ISI trained a terrorist involved in the attack on Kabul's iconic Intercontinental Hotel in which over 20 people were killed, a top Afghanistan envoy has alleged.
Jan 20, 2018
Mike Pence to begin four-day West Asia tour from Egypt amid Arab anger over Jerusalem issueUS Vice President Mike Pence headed for Egypt Saturday to begin a West Asia trip overshadowed by anger in the Arab world over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Jan 19, 2018
Milind Deora column: India should not lose sight of long-term economic interests amid anti-China, anti-Pakistan jingoismOur general demeanour towards China has been one of steady disengagement, and we’re only hurting our country and the economy in the process, writes former Union minister Milind Deora.
Jan 16, 2018
Qatar denies claims of intercepting UAE passenger airplane amid rising diplomatic tensions in West AsiaQatar on Monday denied that its fighter jets had intercepted a passenger plane from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Jan 08, 2018
US Navy joins search for 32 missing crew members of Iranian oil tanker SanchiThe US Navy has joined the search for 32 crew members missing from an Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a bulk freighter off China's east coast.