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  • Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse Oct 25, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

    While the Mideast remains a crucial source of work for women in Asia and Africa hoping to provide for their families back home, Facebook acknowledged some countries across the region have 'especially egregious' human rights issues when it comes to laborers’ protection.

  • IPO-bound Nykaa eyes house of brands strategy, will expand into UK & Middle East Oct 25, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    IPO-bound Nykaa eyes house of brands strategy, will expand into UK & Middle East

    While Nykaa started out as a multi-brand beauty products e-tailer, it forayed into fashion three years ago, with plans to further expand in categories such as wellness, tech accessories, mom and baby and jewelry. It has an inventory-led model for beauty and cosmetics, and a marketplace model for fashion.

  • Instasafe eyes expansion in Middle East, Europe for cybersecurity solution Oct 10, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Instasafe eyes expansion in Middle East, Europe for cybersecurity solution

    Sandip Kumar Panda, the CEO of InstaSafe Technologies, said that the company saw a spike in demand for its products in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic as businesses scrambled to ensure secure, and remote access for all the employees in "work-from-home" mode.

  • Biden wants Afghan exit to end US global cop role Sep 04, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Biden wants Afghan exit to end US global cop role

    Where Biden differs sharply from isolationist Trump is in enthusiasm for building alliances. The United States may not be a swaggering global cop, the Biden theory goes, but it can be a friendly community leader.

  • Middle East's share of India's oil imports hits 25-month low Jun 23, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Middle East's share of India's oil imports hits 25-month low

    India imported about 4.2 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil in May, just below the previous month but about 31.5% higher than a year earlier

  • China-Iran Deal | Beginning of multi-polarity in West Asia Apr 02, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    China-Iran Deal | Beginning of multi-polarity in West Asia

    US dominance in the region has surely been challenged, and China is demonstrating that it's now time for multi-polarity in the region 

  • Sterlite Tech wins $100 million order in Middle East, Africa to set up 5G wireless service infrastructure Mar 01, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Sterlite Tech wins $100 million order in Middle East, Africa to set up 5G wireless service infrastructure

    STL's orderbook now stands at a record of Rs 11,300 crore with the new deals. This would exhibit the company’s unwavering focus on building future-ready digital networks in the region.

  • Foreign Affairs | Why a major escalation in West Asia is unlikely Dec 02, 2020 11:16 AM IST

    Foreign Affairs | Why a major escalation in West Asia is unlikely

    While the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh aims to destroy Iran's nuclear capabilities on the one hand, it also seeks to weaken the Iranian regime from within. The method points to the enemy within and sows suspicion and discord within the ranks of Iranian security and intelligence

  • Saudi Arabia’s outreach to Israel is a dramatic effort to transition to a modernising, post-Petro State Nov 28, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia’s outreach to Israel is a dramatic effort to transition to a modernising, post-Petro State

    In Prince Salman’s vision, the Saudi state can only emerge as a globalised, technological society if profound cultural changes sweep aside its traditional and religious foundations. However, the plan to transition to a post-Petro State will clearly be a perilous one.

  • In Arab states' embrace, Israelis see a reshaped Mideast Sep 14, 2020 10:38 AM IST

    In Arab states' embrace, Israelis see a reshaped Mideast

    What Israeli and US officials are working hard to portray as the beginning of a toppling of dominoes — a guessing game of who’s next — is in fact the culmination of a long process, experts said.

  • Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances Jul 08, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances

    Depending on when the expats are asked to leave the country, Kerala’s remittances economy could see a shrinkage of up to $4 billion — about 25 percent of its total inward remittances

  • Middle east economies take massive hit with oil price crash Apr 27, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Middle east economies take massive hit with oil price crash

    Saudi Arabia will likely have to delay mega-projects. Egypt and Lebanon face a blow as their workers in the Gulf send back less of the much-needed dollars that help keep their fragile economies afloat.

  • Two Indian refiners cut Middle east crude purchases in May: Sources Apr 22, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Two Indian refiners cut Middle east crude purchases in May: Sources

    This is the second consecutive month that Indian refiners have sharply cut imports of term crude supplies as space to store excess oil ran out and as stay-home measures to curb the spread of the virus slashed fuel demand.

  • Rahul Gandhi asks govt to bring back Indian workers stuck in Middle East Apr 15, 2020 10:35 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi asks govt to bring back Indian workers stuck in Middle East

    "The Covid19 crisis and shutting of businesses in the Middle East have left thousands of Indian workers in deep distress and desperate to return home.

  • Saudi Arabia may slash April oil prices to Asia by most since 2012 Feb 28, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia may slash April oil prices to Asia by most since 2012

    Large Saudi crude price cuts for a second straight month indicate that Asia, the world's fastest growing demand centre for oil, is swamped with supplies after the spreading virus led to run cuts at Chinese refineries.

  • Hassan Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks Feb 17, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Hassan Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks

    Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and world powers under which Tehran accepted curbs to its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Jerusalem 'not for sale' after Trump Middle east plan Jan 31, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Jerusalem 'not for sale' after Trump Middle east plan

    "They say, 'the deal of the century', what deal? This is a project of occupation," Erdogan said in Ankara. "Jerusalem is our red line... Jerusalem is not for sale.

  • Donald Trump's Middle east peace plan will be 'historic': Benjamin Netanyahu Jan 26, 2020 12:26 PM IST

    Donald Trump's Middle east peace plan will be 'historic': Benjamin Netanyahu

    "An opportunity such as this comes once in history and cannot be missed... I am full of hope that we are on the verge of a historic moment in the annals of our state," Netanyahu, who has been invited to meet Trump at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the plan, said in a statement.

  • Donald Trump says will release Middle East peace plan by January 28 Jan 24, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    Donald Trump says will release Middle East peace plan by January 28

    Speaking to reporters on Air Force One en route to Miami for a political event, Trump said Palestinians might react negatively to his plan at first, but that it would benefit them.

  • Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser asks Donald Trump for equal treatment in Middle east Jan 23, 2020 02:02 PM IST

    Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser asks Donald Trump for equal treatment in Middle east

    "They are getting more optimistic for the second half of the year than they have for the first half and actually 2019," Kaeser said in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

  • Middle East share of India's oil imports falls to four-year-low in 2019: Trade Jan 20, 2020 12:11 PM IST

    Middle East share of India's oil imports falls to four-year-low in 2019: Trade

    India, the world's third-biggest oil consumer, imports about 84% of its oil needs and traditionally relies on the Middle East for the majority of its supplies.

  • Eros Now partners with Ooredoo Qatar Jan 16, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Eros Now partners with Ooredoo Qatar

    Eros Now, the online video streaming platform owned by Eros International will offer its Bollywood and Indian regional content library to Ooredoo users in Qatar

  • Oil prices dip as Middle east tensions ease; market eyes trade deal Jan 14, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    Oil prices dip as Middle east tensions ease; market eyes trade deal

    However, the declines were limited by expectations of a drawdown in U.S. crude oil inventories and optimism about the signing of a preliminary trade deal between the U.S. and China, the world's top oil consumers.

  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe heading to Middle East as planned ahead of warship dispatch Jan 10, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe heading to Middle East as planned ahead of warship dispatch

    Media had reported this week the trip would be cancelled as tensions rose in the region after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and a retaliatory missile attack by Iran on U.S. forces in Iraq.

  • Oil prices fall further as threat of Middle East war recedes Jan 10, 2020 08:06 AM IST

    Oil prices fall further as threat of Middle East war recedes

    Brent crude was down 14 cents, or 0.2%, at $65.23 at 0119 GMT, after falling more than 4% over the last two days. WTI was also down 14 cents, or 0.2%, at $59.42, after dropping slightly on Thursday and plunging around 5% on Wednesday.

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