Royal Keep: Is Saudi Arabia’s Deposed Crown Prince on Lockdown?

Riyadh—The former crown prince of Saudi Arabia, the king’s 57-year-old nephew Mohammed bin Nayef, who was deposed as heir to the crown by the decision of King Salm?n ibn Abd al-Aziz Al Saud himself, is rumored to be locked within the premises of his palace in Jeddah, according to a Wednesday report by the New York Times. According to the newspaper, which quotes four current and former American officials […]

US: Gulf crisis chance to influence Saudi and Qatar

United Nations—The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has called on Saudi Arabia to start talks with Qatar to resolve the Gulf crisis. In a statement at a US Congress hearing on Wednesday, Haley stressed that the current Gulf crisis is an opportunity “to influence” both Qatar and Saudi Arabia. She pointed out […]

Yemeni missile hits Saudi base, kills six soldiers

Sanna—Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have conducted a fresh missile attack against a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southern Najran region, killing six Saudi soldiers. The Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported on Thursday that the missile hit the al-Shabakah base. Yemeni forces carried out a similar attack on the al-Farizah military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan […]

Indians flying abroad not to fill departure card from tomorrow

New Delhi: Indians flying abroad will not be required to fill departure cards from Saturday. However, those going out of the country via rail, seaport and land immigration checkposts will have to fill the embarkation card. “It has been decided to discontinue the practice of filling up of departure card by Indians at all international airports […]

Aggravates an already tense situation: Pak slams Modi-Trump meeting

Islamabad—Pakistan criticised the Indo-US joint statement asking Islamabad to rein in cross-border terrorism, saying it failed to address key sources of tension and instability in South Asia and “aggravates” an already “tense situation”. The meeting in Washington between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a missed opportunity to induce India to alter […]

Lavrov: Russia to respond ‘in proportion’ to US strike on Syria

Moscow—Russia has said it will react “in proportion” to any US military actions against Syria on the pretense of preventing a chemical attack. “We will react with dignity, in proportion to the real situation that may take place,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday during a press conference. Lavrov added that he hoped […]

Modi to sleep in Trump’s bed in Israel

Jerusalem—After the big bear hug that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave US President Donald Trump in Washington this week, the news is that he will be the next occupant of Trump’s bed – well, not exactly. When Modi arrives in Jerusalem next week, he will be given the same luxury suite at the King David Hotel […]

How to improve health outcomes and reduce costs

Much has been said about the health of this country’s population, the burden of cost to the Government and the need to improve health outcomes. However, little has been mentioned about the public health workforce, who are expected to find solutions and create healthier communities.     We must not lose sight of the importance […]

Khamenei names Kashmir, calls for jihad

Even before the holy month of Ramzan could conclude and Eid spread its munificent blessings over the vale of Kashmir, a deputy superintendent of the Jammu & Kashmir police was stripped, brutally assaulted and killed on the premises of the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Just as the faithful had gathered to mark the Shab-e-Qadr or […]

10-yrs after iPhone was launched:We’re more connected–and isolated–than ever before

Sometime around 2011 or 2012, it suddenly became very easy to predict what people would be doing in public places: Most would be looking down at their phones. For years, mobile phones weren’t much to look at. The screens were small, and users needed to press the same key several times to type a single […]