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Saudi Arabia Abolishes Flogging as a Punishment

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia recently abolished flogging as a punishment in the country. This is seen as the latest in a series of measures to reform the orthodox government. Flogging in Saudi Arabia The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia had recently done away with flogging as a mode of punishment. The controversial public ..

Spanish Monarchy

Spain’s King Felipe VI has renounced inheritance from his father, the former King Juan Carlos I, amid allegations of financial impropriety by the latter. Spanish Monarchy The Monarchy of Spain is the highest office in Spain and is a constitutional institution. Spain is a constitutional monarchy. The Spanish king is the head of the state ..

SIPRI released “Trends in international arms transfers 2019” report

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently released its annual “Trends in international arms transfers 2019” report. As per the report, India retained its rank as the world’s second largest arms importers during 2015-19. The five largest arms importers during the five-year period were Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and China, which was 36% ..

Round-up of Saudi Royals

Senior royals of Saudi Arabia were recently arrested for allegedly plotting a coup against the ruling king and his son. Arrested Royals The authorities had arrested 3 senior royals in Saudi Arabia: Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz (the younger brother of King Salman), Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (the former crown prince) and Prince Nawaf bin Nayef ..

Yusuff Ali becomes first Indian to receive Saudi Green Card

The chairman of the LuLu Group, M A Yusuff Ali recently became the first Indian to receive Saudi Arabia’s premium residency. Abu Dhabi-based Indian retail business-person was also ranked the richest expatriate in the UAE by the Forbes magazine last year. The permit also known as Saudi Green Card, grants expatriates the right to live, work ..

G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors held in Riyadh

The Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from G20 nations was recently organised in Riyadh from February 22-23, 2020. The delegates from across the world attended the meeting, which focussed on maintaining the growth of global economy amid the negative effect of Corona virus in China and some countries.

Alphabet hits USD 1 Trillion Mark

The parent company of Google and its several subsidiaries, American multinational conglomerate- Alphabet Inc. has crossed the market valuation of USD 1 trillion mark on Thursday, 16th January 2020 as the shares of the company closed at USD 1,451.70 making Alphabet the fourth company from the United States to cross the valuation after Apple (first ..

Pakistan Foreign Minister to US for Resolving Tensions in the Middle East

For de-escalating and resolving tensions between Washington and Tehran, a neighbor of Iran, Pakistan is trying to insert itself on a mediating role as its Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be on a two-day visit to the United States starting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. New York is said to be the first stop ..