Tag: Saudi Arabia

Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri calls OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia to convey concerns over high oil prices

Continuing his oil diplomacy, Petroleum Minister ‎Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday called OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia to convey India’s concerns about high oil prices which...

Oil row flares as UAE rejects ‘unjust’ OPEC+ output deal

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday criticised the current oil output deal among OPEC+ alliance members as unjust, escalating a row that could derail the...

View: The Jammu attack’s lesson is that in the era of hybrid war, civilian systems can be adapted for military use

Last month, as reports of clandestine meetings between Indian and Pakistani officials leaked out to the media, along with GoI’s initiative to put the Kashmir...

Saudi Arabia seeks religious reset as clerical power wanes

Muezzins issuing high-decibel calls to prayer have long been part of Saudi identity, but a crackdown on mosque loudspeakers is among contentious reforms seeking to...

CPEC delays force China to change strategy in Pakistan

China is looking to expand its cooperation in Pakistan beyond federal and state-level governments and engage with various political parties in the neighbouring countries to...

As United States scales back in Mideast, China may step in: General Kenneth ‘Frank’ McKenzie

As the United States scales back its military presence across the Middle East to focus on great power competition with China and Russia, it risks...

Joe Biden poised to pivot United States arms deals toward security, human rights

Ninety minutes before President Joe Biden took office on January 20th, the United States signed a $23 billion dollar deal to sell F-35 jets, drones...

USTR continues to place India in IPR Priority Watch List

India continues to be on the ‘Priority Watch List’ of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for lack of adequate intellectual property (IP) rights protection...

Saudi Arabia and Iran held talks aimed at easing tensions, say sources

Saudi and Iranian officials held direct talks this month in a bid to ease tensions between the two foes, a senior Iranian official and two...

A $12.5 billion deal shows Saudi oil still eclipses all else

Saudi Arabia is celebrating one of the biggest foreign-investment windfalls in its history after netting more than $12 billion by selling off a stake in...

OPEC raises 2021 oil demand growth forecast on hope pandemic wanes

LONDON: OPEC on Tuesday raised its forecast for growth in world oil demand this year on expectations the pandemic will subside, providing help for the...

India considers reviving FTA talks with Gulf Cooperation Council

India is reconsidering a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) after the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country’s biggest trading member...

Hindu mistaken for Muslim buried in Saudi Arabia; HC hearing widow’s plea directs MEA official to appear with status report | India News

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs to remain present in the court with the...

Saudi Arabia’s bold plan to rule the $700 billion hydrogen market

Sun-scorched expanses and steady Red Sea breezes make the northwest tip of Saudi Arabia prime real estate for what the kingdom hopes will become a...

Pakistan explores options to import cotton from India to meet shortfall

Pakistan is mulling to import cotton from India with better prospects of gradual restoration in trade ties following last week’s bilateral arrangement to maintain peace...

After Rajasthan, petrol crosses Rs 100-mark in Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi: After Rajasthan, petrol price on Thursday crossed the Rs 100 per litre mark in Madhya Pradesh after fuel rates were increased for the...

Indian-Americans are more liberal towards issues in US, conservative in India: Survey | India News

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans have relatively more conservative views of policies in India while on issues affecting the US, the diaspora has a more liberal take, according...

China starts smear campaign against India’s vaccine diplomacy | India News

NEW DELHI: As India’s vaccine diplomacy puts China on the back foot in South Asia, Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times has sought to mount a...

Brazil President thanks India for ‘Sanjeevni Booti’ against Covid; PM Modi says will continue to partner on healthcare | India News

BRAZIL: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying “dhanyavaad” for supplying the “sanjeevni booti” (the vaccine) against the coronavirus...

Petrol price today: Petrol, diesel prices rise again, reach new highs on Friday

NEW DELHI: Petrol and diesel prices rose sharply again on Friday reaching new all-time high levels as oil marketing companies decided to break the pause...

India draws up nations’ list for Akash, BrahMos export | India News

NEW DELHI: In its quest to emerge as a major arms exporter and bolster strategic ties with “friendly” countries, India has drawn up a list...

Our investment plans in India on track, Indian economy has strength to bounce back: Saudi Arabia

NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, on Sunday said its investment plans in India are on track, noting that the Indian economy...

General Naravane’s visit to Saudi Arabia will strengthen bilateral defence cooperation: Indian Army

Riyadh: Army chief General M M Naravane’s historic visit to Saudi Arabia will strengthen bilateral defence cooperation, the Indian Army said on Monday. Gen Naravane,...

Mohammed bin Salman: Israeli PM Netanyahu held secret talks in Saudi Arabia with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Pompeo: Report

Jerusalem:Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held secret talks in Saudi Arabia Sunday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, media said, in the first reported trip...

Pompeo tour seeks to cement Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran

ABU DHABI: US top diplomat Mike Pompeo has used a late term Middle East tour to cement Washington‘s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran, so President-elect...