Kashmir Explained: Why India and Pakistan Fight Over It

Kashmir Explained: Why India and Pakistan Fight Over It

Tensions are rising in South Asia after India ended the special status for Jammu and Kashmir by revoking Article 370. Lockdown continues in the Indian state as key leaders are in custody, communications are blocked and thousands of troops patrol the streets. Across the border, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has tweeted that just as Germany had

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Letters from our frontline heroes

Letters from our frontline heroes

Dear Customer, I request you from the bottom of my heart not to leave your homes, but to stay safe during this lockdown period. It is really a dangerous situation out there these days. We are continuously trying to fight back the coronavirus and we need your help to win this fight. I will bring

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How To Start A Blog In 2020

How To Start A Blog In 2020

My name is Scott Chow, and I am going to show you how to start blogging. I have been building blogs and websites since 2002. In that time I have launched several of my own blogs, and helped hundreds of others do the same. I know that starting a blog can seem overwhelming and intimidating. This

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Global standing

Global standing

Saudi Arabia’s global reputation was critically damaged by the Khashoggi murder and the initial botched cover-up. Even the Saudi ambassador to London called it “a stain on our reputation”. The subsequent trial and convictions, which allowed some of the leading suspects to walk free, have attracted further criticism from human rights groups and the UN

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The Economy

The Economy

This week’s austerity announcements will have come as unwelcome news to many Saudis, who had been looking forward to a brighter future under grandiose plans to diversify the economy away from oil income.

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‘Built-in resilience

‘Built-in resilience

First, some perspective. The coronavirus pandemic has wrecked economies all over the world and Saudi Arabia is no exception. It does have a sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, to fall back on, with an estimated value of $320bn (£260bn; 295bn euros). Coronavirus stokes Middle East boiling points Saudi royal arrests: Why top princes

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