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Pakistan is proof that Islamism as State policy kills the economy
Opinion

Pakistan is proof that Islamism as State policy kills the economy

To claw out of the deep economic ditch, Pakistan needs to scrape off its jihadi DNA and hatred of the other. That leads us to the bigger question: If it gives up its Islamist instincts, will it still be Pakistan?

Saudi Arabia rolls out events investment fund; details here
Business

Saudi Arabia rolls out events investment fund; details here

Saudi Arabia is bidding to co-host the World Cup in 2030 and has signed Cristiano Ronaldo as an ambassador for the bid

Saudi Arabia’s Journey from Banning Music to Organising Rave Concerts Reveals MBS’ Bigger Ambitions
World

Saudi Arabia’s Journey from Banning Music to Organising Rave Concerts Reveals MBS’ Bigger Ambitions

However, Saudi Arabia is changing. It is changing fast, and the change is being headed by one man - Mohammed Bin Salman. He’s the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, and his father King Salman now plays a mere nominal role

Saudi, Chini 'bhai bhai'? Xi Jinping invites King Salman bin Abdulaziz for state visit
World

Saudi, Chini 'bhai bhai'? Xi Jinping invites King Salman bin Abdulaziz for state visit

This is Chinese President Xi Jinping's first visit to Saudi Arabia in six years and only the third trip abroad he has made since the COVID-19 pandemic began

China-Saudi friendship blooms as they will hold summits every two years
World

China-Saudi friendship blooms as they will hold summits every two years

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz singed a 'comprehensive strategic partnership agreement' including one with Chinese tech giant Huawei

Xi Jinping meets Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as US fumes
World

Xi Jinping meets Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as US fumes

On his arrival, Xi Jinping was greeted with a handshake by 37-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, de facto ruler of the world's biggest oil exporter, at Yamamah Palace

Xi Jinping to sign deals worth $30 billion during three-day Saudi Arabia visit
World

Xi Jinping to sign deals worth $30 billion during three-day Saudi Arabia visit

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had invited Xi Jinping 'in order to strengthen the historical relations and distinguished strategic partnership that unites the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the People's Republic of China'

US judge dismisses suit against Saudi prince in Jamal Khashoggi murder
World

US judge dismisses suit against Saudi prince in Jamal Khashoggi murder

Washington federal judge John Bates accepted a US government's stance that Prince Mohammed, who was designated prime minister of Saudi Arabia in September, enjoys immunity in US courts as a foreign head of state

US moves to shield Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Khashoggi killing
World

US moves to shield Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Khashoggi killing

Biden administration said the crown prince’s recent promotion to the role of prime minister meant that he was 'the sitting head of government and, accordingly, immune' from the lawsuit

A bump and a miss: Saudi oil cut slaps down Joe Biden's outreach
World

A bump and a miss: Saudi oil cut slaps down Joe Biden's outreach

Biden's awkward encounter with Mohammed bin Salman in July was a humbling attempt to mend relations with the world's most influential oil power at a time when the US was seeking its help in opposing Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the resulting surge in oil prices

Why has Mohammed bin Salman been appointed prime minister of Saudi Arabia?
Explainers

Why has Mohammed bin Salman been appointed prime minister of Saudi Arabia?

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s being named prime minister does not change the internal power equation of the Kingdom, where he remains de facto ruler. But experts say the move comes to cloak MBS in legal immunity ahead of a lawsuit in connection with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Saudi crown prince, barely four years after murder of Jamal Khashoggi
World

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Saudi crown prince, barely four years after murder of Jamal Khashoggi

The visits mark Mohammed bin Salman's first trip to the EU since the murder of Khashoggi by Saudi agents at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul in 2018, a crime that a UN probe described as an 'extrajudicial killing for which Saudi Arabia is responsible'

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's unveils mirrored skyscraper eco-city, NEOM
World

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's unveils mirrored skyscraper eco-city, NEOM

First announced in 2017, NEOM has consistently raised eyebrows for proposed flourishes like flying taxis and robot maids, even as architects and economists have questioned its feasibility

US President Joe Biden's fist-bump with Saudi crown prince seen as undermining human rights pledges
World

US President Joe Biden's fist-bump with Saudi crown prince seen as undermining human rights pledges

US intelligence officials believe the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 'approved' the 2018 operation that led to the killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

US president Joe Biden's Saudi visit aims to balance human rights, oil, security
World

US president Joe Biden's Saudi visit aims to balance human rights, oil, security

Biden's nearly three hours at the royal palace were widely seen as a diplomatic victory for Prince Mohammed, who has tried to rehabilitate his image, draw investments to the kingdom for his reform plans and bolster the kingdom's security relationship with the US

As Joe Biden visits, a look at people targeted by Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman
World

As Joe Biden visits, a look at people targeted by Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reputation as a brazen leader who has ruthlessly silenced critics and dissent will cast a shadow over his meeting on Friday with US president Joe Biden

Future or fantasy? All you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s new NEOM megacity, touted to be 33 times larger than NYC
World

Future or fantasy? All you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s new NEOM megacity, touted to be 33 times larger than NYC

The futuristic megacity will have flying drone taxis, a Jurassic Park–style amusement park, and a giant artificial moon. The project though, aimed to repair the tarnished image of the kingdom, has earned criticism

Premier League: Chelsea vs Newcastle United labelled 'sportswashing derby' with clubs bound by murky owners
Sports

Premier League: Chelsea vs Newcastle United labelled 'sportswashing derby' with clubs bound by murky owners

Perhaps it was the realisation of the severity of the situation now facing Chelsea that ensured there was no repeat of the Abramovich chants that disrupted the previous weekend's backing for Ukraine

Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest known mass execution in it's modern history
World

Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest known mass execution in it's modern history

The state-run Saudi Press Agency announced Saturday's executions, saying they included those 'convicted of various crimes, including the murdering of innocent men, women and children'

Premier League clubs vote to block teams from signing sponsorship deals with links to owners
Sports

Premier League clubs vote to block teams from signing sponsorship deals with links to owners

The Guardian newspaper reported 18 clubs voted in favour of the ban at an emergency meeting on Monday, with Newcastle voting against and Manchester City abstaining. It is understood that both questioned the legality of the move.