Anuj Chopra
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Vaccine misinformation spawns 'pure blood' movement
by Anuj Chopra - January 25, 2023 - 10:34am
Vaccine skeptics blocking transfusions for life-saving surgeries, Facebook groups inciting violence against doctors and a global search for unvaccinated donors -- Covid-19 misinformation has bred a so-called "pure...
Second coming of once-banned conspiracy theorists after Twitter amnesty
by Anuj Chopra - January 9, 2023 - 10:49am
Twitter has turned into what campaigners call a cesspool of misinformation, hate-filled conspiracies and racial slurs amid what appears to be reduced content moderation in recent weeks following mass layoffs and...
Waste of tears -- fake 'onion water' flu cure exposes disparities
by Anuj Chopra - December 23, 2022 - 8:53am
If it tastes this bad, it must be good for you?
Twitter turmoil, staff exodus aggravate security concerns
by Anuj Chopra - November 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Twitter's owner Elon Musk has pledged the platform will not become a "hellscape," but experts fear a staff exodus following mass layoffs may have devastated its ability to combat misinformation, impersonation and...
Saudi hosts vaccinated pilgrims for 2nd downsized hajj
by Anuj Chopra - July 15, 2021 - 11:35am
The kingdom seeks to repeat last year's success that saw no virus outbreak during the five-day Muslim ritual.
Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8
by Anuj Chopra - September 8, 2020 - 8:19am
Eight unnamed defendants were handed jail terms of between seven and 20 years in a verdict that comes after Khashoggi's sons "pardoned" the killers in May, paving the way for a less severe punishment.
Push for COVID-19 vaccine as Trump disinfectant theory sparks uproar
by Anuj Chopra - April 25, 2020 - 9:34am
The United Nations on Friday launched a global push for a coronavirus vaccine as President Donald Trump triggered an uproar by suggesting patients be treated with disinfectant and the US death toll passed 50,00...
Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus
by Anuj Chopra - February 27, 2020 - 2:55pm
Saudi Arabia, which so far has reported no cases of the virus but has expressed alarm over its spread in neighboring countries, said the suspensions were temporary.
Coronavirus puts 'fragile' global recovery at risk: IMF to G20
by Anuj Chopra - February 24, 2020 - 8:50am
Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.3 percent this year, up from 2.9 percent last year, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said after a two-day meeting of G20 finance ministers...
Saudi court sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder
by Anuj Chopra - December 24, 2019 - 8:17am
Five people were sentenced to death Monday over Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but two top aides to the powerful crown prince were exonerated in a verdict that sparked international condemnation.
Saudi Aramco shares to begin trading after world's biggest IPO
by Anuj Chopra - December 11, 2019 - 4:16pm
Saudi Aramco's shares begin trading on the domestic stock market Tadawul on Wednesday, after the energy behemoth completed the world's biggest initial public offering.
WATCH: First Saudi woman driver to race car in kingdom
by Anuj Chopra - November 27, 2019 - 5:34pm
Sliding behind the wheel of a sleek electric SUV, Reema Juffali is set to blaze a trail in male-dominated motor sports as the first Saudi woman to race in the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time
by Anuj Chopra - September 27, 2019 - 11:34am
Kickstarting tourism is one of the centrepieces of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform program to prepare the biggest Arab economy for a post-oil era.
Drones hit Saudi Aramco plants, disrupting oil flow
by Anuj Chopra - September 15, 2019 - 12:35pm
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it was ready to respond to drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels on two major oil facilities, which severely disrupted production as Washington blamed Tehran for the str...
'Rebel' Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe
by Anuj Chopra - September 12, 2019 - 10:39am
Her high heels clacking on marble tiles, a defiant Saudi woman turned heads and drew gasps as she strutted through a Riyadh mall -- without a body-shrouding abaya.
In Saudi trial, detained women speak of torture, abuse
by Anuj Chopra - March 28, 2019 - 9:07am
Saudi women activists detained for almost a year offered their defense at an emotionally charged hearing on Wednesday, alleging torture and sexual harassment during interrogation, courtroom sources said.
Saudi king orders government reshuffle after Khashoggi fallout
by Anuj Chopra - December 28, 2018 - 12:48am
Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a sweeping government reshuffle yesterday, replacing key security and political figures including the foreign minister, as the kingdom grapples with the international fallout over...
Facing global censure, Saudi envoy seeks to prop up Yemen
by Anuj Chopra - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Sinking into a padded leather chair on a government jet, Saudi ambassador Mohammed al-Jaber buckles up for what he calls a mammoth mission -- rebuilding Yemen as it teeters on the edge of catastrophe.
Saudi crown prince attends investment forum amid 'crisis'
by Anuj Chopra - October 24, 2018 - 2:35am
Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince yesterday attended a glitzy investment forum boycotted by a host of global business leaders, as the petro-state admitted it is facing a "crisis" after the murder of journalist...
Saudi Arabia admits journalist killed in Istanbul consulate
by Anuj Chopra - October 20, 2018 - 10:13am
Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, more than two weeks after his disappearance tipped the kingdom into one of its worst international cris...
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