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  • As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, US expected to OK India drone purchase

    June 24, 2017 9:10 AM 2

    The United States is expected to authorise India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalise ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump. Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones, worth

  • UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face 'divorce'

    June 24, 2017 5:38 AM 3

    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar Friday that it faces ‘divorce’ from its Gulf neighbours unless it takes their demands seriously, as the United Nations offered to help resolve the regional diplomatic crisis. The list of demands includes the closure of Al-Jazeera television, a long-standing source of conflict between Doha and neighbouring

  • Suicide bomber targeting Makkah hurts six: Saudi police

    June 24, 2017 5:15 AM 3

    RIYADH: Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam´s holiest site of Makkah blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this year´s Ramazan, the Muslim

  • Nature of ties with India, Pak different: White House

    June 24, 2017 5:11 AM 3

    Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com WASHINGTON: Asserting that the US' ties with India and Pakistan were not a 'zero-sum game', the White House has said that the Trump administration's priorities and the nature of relationship with the two countries were different. "We seek to have an effective partnership with each country

  • The new Saudi Arabian heir is a dangerous man

    June 24, 2017 4:58 AM 2

    Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com The abrupt change in Saudi Arabia's line of royal succession will probably help maintain the House of Saud's sway over its 31 million people, 70 percent of which are under 30. It is, however, a dangerous move in the context of a new Big Game unfolding in the Middle East, which involves

  • Saudi says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot

    June 24, 2017 1:30 AM 3

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi security forces said Saturday they disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque at Mecca, home to the holiest site in Islam, just as the fasting month of Ramadan concludes. The Interior Ministry said it launched raids in Jiddah province, as well as two areas in Mecca itself, including the Ajyad Al-Masafi neighborhood, located

  • Gulf states warn Qatar to accept 13 demands

    June 24, 2017 12:01 AM 3

    DUBAI: Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply with. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands

  • What’s cooking in the KSA?

    June 24, 2017 12:01 AM 2

    On June 21, the Saudi king changed his mind. He announced that the crown prince – 57-year-old Prince Mohammad bin Nayef – is no longer in the line for royal succession in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Instead, the king’s son – 31-year old Prince Mohammad bin Salman – was appointed the new crown prince. The former crown prince was not only deprived

  • Thin attendance in offices on last working day before Eid

    June 24, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    ISLAMABAD: Thin attendance was reported in Islamabad’s government offices on Friday, the last working day before Eidul Fitr. The government has announced Eid holidays for its employees from Monday (June 26) to Wednesday (June 28). However, the government offices, especially those at the Pak Secretariat, wore a deserted look even on June 23 (Friday) as the people

  • Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six: Saudi police

    June 23, 2017 11:50 PM 4

    RIYADH: Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam´s holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this year´s Ramadan, the Muslim