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Friday, August 24th, 2018


Saudi Aramco IPO Plan Halted, Oil Giant Disbands Advisors

Saudi economy overall has turned a corner due to higher oil revenue and other reforms that involve boosting non-oil revenue AUG 24, 2018: Saudi Arabia has called off both the domestic and international stock listing of state oil giant Aramco, billed as the biggest such deal in history, four senior industry sources told Reuters. The financial advisors working on the proposed listing have been disbanded. “The decision to call off the IPO was taken some time ago, but no-one can disclose this, so statements are gradually going that way –Read More

America’s Pakistan Policy Shows White House Ignorant of Major Geostrategic Shift

F. MICHAEL MALOOF (former Pentagon security analyst). While observers point to similarities in the rise of Donald Trump and Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, that’s where they end as relations between the US and Pakistan enter into a serious period of political uncertainty. America’s Pakistan policy shows Trump administration lacks geostrategic thinking at highest levels America’s Pakistan policy shows top echelons of Trump administration lack geostrategic nous America’s Pakistan policy shows White House ignorant of major geostrategic shift The primary issue between the US and Pakistan revolves around theRead More

Template For Hate: India’s Polarized Politics and Mainstream Intolerance

ROHINI MOHAN — Mohammed Akhlaq went to bed early on the night he was murdered. His wife, Ikraman, stayed downstairs to clean up the kitchen and help her mother-in-law onto the cot in the living room. Around ten, Ikraman was laying out mattresses for her daughter and herself when she heard a loudspeaker crackling nearby: “People, assemble near the electric transformer. Go quickly, quickly!” She didn’t pay attention; it was probably the priest at the Hindu temple in their village, Bisada, and as a Muslim she was used to lettingRead More

Trump: ‘US Market Would Crash If I Were Impeached’

AUG 23, 2018: President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Thursday that the US economy would collapse if he were impeached. “I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse,” Trump told the program Fox and Friends. Trump was responding to a question on his mounting legal woes after his former attorney Michael Cohen said underRead More