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May 30, 2018
Uber may resume its services in Abu Dhabi after close to a two-year suspensionThe US firm first launched services in Abu Dhabi in 2013. It has continued to operate in neighbouring Dubai.
May 10, 2018
Donald Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal: From 'double thumbs up' to 'disastrous', how West Asian media reactedThere have been a series of mixed reactions from the media in West Asia on Donald Trump's decision to pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Apr 14, 2018
US-led missile strikes on Syria: India urges all parties to show restraint to avoid further escalation of tensionsIndia, while describing an alleged chemical attack in Syria as "deplorable", called for restraint after the US, Britain and France launched coordinated missile attacks on the West Asian nation
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