Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about PM Modi speaks to Saudi King Salman, two leaders exchange views on global challenges following COVID
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She denounced the fact that "the high-level officials who organised and embraced the execution ... have walked free from the start", and that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman "has remained well protected against any kind of meaningful scrutiny in his country". … [Read more...] about Saudi verdict in Jamal Khashoggi case without ‘legal, moral legitimacy’: UN expert
The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents convicted of his murder who'd been sentenced to execution, according to a PTI report on May 22, 2020. … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabian courts sentences 8 in connection with Khashoggi’s murder: Report
Oil prices dropped more than a percent on September 7 after earlier hitting their lowest since July as Saudi Arabia made the deepest monthly price cuts for supply to Asia in five months while optimism about demand recovery cooled amid the coronavirus pandemic. Asia is Saudi Arabia's largest market by region. … [Read more...] about 3 Point Analysis | Oil drops more than $1 after Saudi price cuts: Where is oil headed?
The world’s wealthiest man hasn’t dirtied his hands by weaponizing the Post, as far as we know. But it does operate as a shield. While the left is harshly critical of Bezos, the paper’s anti-Trump orientation makes him something of a political bedfellow. It’s harder to hate the enemy of your enemy. Owning the Post has provided more oblique benefits, too. When evidence of his marital infidelity was leaked to the Trump-aligned National Enquirer, Bezos claimed that he had been hacked by the Saudi government in retaliation for the Post’s coverage of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Whether or not it was true, it was a good story. The tabloid scandal was replaced by geopolitical intrigue. … [Read more...] about Bezos, antitrust, and the power of media patronage