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Horn of Africa has become a playground for Gulf rivalries, here's why India is worried
India

Horn of Africa has become a playground for Gulf rivalries, here's why India is worried

The Horn of Africa is the closest landmass of Africa to India and has ancient links which continue till date. New Delhi is keeping a keen eye on the region

Saudis detect first case of new coronavirus variant Omicron in citizen from 'North African country'
World

Saudis detect first case of new coronavirus variant Omicron in citizen from 'North African country'

The report said the infected individual and his close contacts had been quarantined. The case marks the first-known instance of omicron being detected among Gulf Arab nations

Abdulrazak Gurnah, UK-based Tanzanian writer, awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 2021
World

Abdulrazak Gurnah, UK-based Tanzanian writer, awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 2021

The Swedish Academy said the award was in recognition of his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents”

COVID-19: Oman suspends flights from 24 countries including India, Pakistan and Singapore
India

COVID-19: Oman suspends flights from 24 countries including India, Pakistan and Singapore

The flights have been suspended until further notice and the decision was taken as part of the country's measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic

Coroanvirus Outbreak: Mideast economies take massive hit with historic oil price crash
Business

Coroanvirus Outbreak: Mideast economies take massive hit with historic oil price crash

Iraq is planning painful cuts in social benefits relied on by millions of government workers. Saudi Arabia will likely have to delay mega-projects

No immediate plans to bring back Indian expatriates from Gulf, Centre tells Kerala High Court
India

No immediate plans to bring back Indian expatriates from Gulf, Centre tells Kerala High Court

The Centre on Friday informed the Kerala High Court that there was no immediate plan to bring back the Indian citizens stranded in the Gulf countries

Coronavirus pandemic puts brakes on Gulf economies; stranded Indian workers fear contracting infection, loss of livelihoods
India

Coronavirus pandemic puts brakes on Gulf economies; stranded Indian workers fear contracting infection, loss of livelihoods

The coronavirus pandemic is a testing time for Indians who migrated abroad in search of work, particularly in the Gulf.

Imran Khan visits Iran to act as 'facilitator' between Tehran and Riyadh amid rising tensions in the Gulf
World

Imran Khan visits Iran to act as 'facilitator' between Tehran and Riyadh amid rising tensions in the Gulf

Imran Khan visited Iran on Sunday on a mission to act as a 'facilitator' between Tehran and Riyadh and try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.

Amid heightened tensions with US, Iran seizes yet another foreign tanker 'carrying smuggled fuel' from Persian Gulf
World

Amid heightened tensions with US, Iran seizes yet another foreign tanker 'carrying smuggled fuel' from Persian Gulf

Tensions between arch-enemies Iran and the US have soared this year after Washington stepped up its campaign of 'maximum pressure' against Tehran.

Boris Johnson likely to be declared UK’s next PM today; Conservative leader faces Brexit crisis amid thin majority in Parliament
World

Boris Johnson likely to be declared UK’s next PM today; Conservative leader faces Brexit crisis amid thin majority in Parliament

Boris Johnson is set to win the race on Tuesday to become Britain's next prime minister, charged with resolving the Brexit impasse and the high-stakes tanker crisis with Iran

Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Speaker says floor test will be done by 6 pm today; Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir issue; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Speaker says floor test will be done by 6 pm today; Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir issue; day's top stories

Karnataka Speaker adjourns House on third day of trust vote debate, assures floor test by 6 pm today; SC hearing today over NRC case to re-verify and extend deadline; day's top stories

Britain's next PM: Boris Johnson likely to be confirmed winner as polls draw to a close; result to be announced tomorrow
World

Britain's next PM: Boris Johnson likely to be confirmed winner as polls draw to a close; result to be announced tomorrow

The voting closes in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, with Boris Johnson expected to be confirmed as the winner charged with delivering Brexit.

US-Iran tensions: Tehran says it has breached stockpile limit on low-enriched uranium under 2015 nuclear deal
World

US-Iran tensions: Tehran says it has breached stockpile limit on low-enriched uranium under 2015 nuclear deal

Iran acknowledged it had broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by the 2015 nuclear deal, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the US unilaterally withdrew from the accord.

Indian Navy deploys two warships in Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf amid rising tensions between US and Iran
India

Indian Navy deploys two warships in Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf amid rising tensions between US and Iran

Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran as well as recent incidents related to maritime security, the Indian Navy has deployed its warships in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to reassure the Indian vessels operating and transiting in the region, it said on Thursday.

Emirates eyes more seats on Dubai-India route; hopes restart of bilateral rights talks between govts
Business

Emirates eyes more seats on Dubai-India route; hopes restart of bilateral rights talks between govts

Gulf carrier Emirates is looking for more seats to offer on the Dubai-India route, which has not seen an increase in bilateral rights for the last five years, and expects discussions to restart between the two governments, a top official said

Tension flares up in Gulf after 4 Saudi ships are mysteriously 'sabotaged'; US warns Iran against any misadventures
World

Tension flares up in Gulf after 4 Saudi ships are mysteriously 'sabotaged'; US warns Iran against any misadventures

Turning up the pressure on Tehran after the United States deployed B-52 bombers, President Donald Trump warned that Iran would 'suffer greatly' was it to 'do anything' to threaten US interests

Kerala’s Arabian Nightmare
India

Kerala’s Arabian Nightmare

Hundreds of Keralites are returning home every month after losing jobs in the Gulf, but hopes of starting afresh in India are unravelling

Economic reform in the Gulf: Who benefits, really?
India

Economic reform in the Gulf: Who benefits, really?

Policies in Asian nations such as China are focused on social and economic enhancement rather than primarily on regime survival. That may be Asia’s lesson for Gulf rulers.

Masood Azhar travelled to UK, Gulf, Africa in 1990s seeking funds for ‘Kashmir cause’, say intelligence inputs
World

Masood Azhar travelled to UK, Gulf, Africa in 1990s seeking funds for ‘Kashmir cause’, say intelligence inputs

Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir, though he got a ‘very poor’ response while travelling to Sharjah, Saudi Arabia

Kerala political parties plan outreach to expats ahead of LS polls, count on Non-Resident Keralites to make difference
Politics

Kerala political parties plan outreach to expats ahead of LS polls, count on Non-Resident Keralites to make difference

All parties in Kerala are active in major countries through their cultural wings. All the districts and even several constituencies in Kerala have separate forums in countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman, which account for a majority of Keralites living abroad.