Anchal Vohra

Anchal Vohra writes on the Middle East and Europe

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Who Will Win the Middle East Cold War?

Game of Thobes

05 December 2018
In the 1960s, Beirut was widely called ‘the Paris of the East’
Beirut of the Mind

An iconic city retrieves its romance from the wreckage of war

25 January 2018
Modi and Netanyahu at Olga Beach in Israel, July 2017
India-Israel Partnership
India-Israel Romance: Anxiety Over the Amity

The India-Israel romance irks the Middle East a bit but it has not damaged India’s interests in the region so far

18 January 2018
Muhammad bin Salman at the royal palace in Riyadh
Arabian Knights and Nightmare

The purge in Riyadh and the deepening Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran

16 November 2017
The remains of the prison in Badush, where the 39 Indians were reportedly last kept hostage by ISIS
Still Looking for the Lost 39

ISIS has been defeated but there is still no trace of the Indians who went missing

08 November 2017
As ISIS faces defeat in Iraq, pilgrims return to the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf
ISIS: The End of an Idea

The defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria should not be an occasion for global complacency. Anchal Vohra reports from Najaf and Baghdad

25 October 2017
A Syrian worker clears debris
On the Road to Damascus

The war may not be over yet but Syria begins to rebuild from the ruins. What’s there for India as China monopolises the reconstruction contracts? Anchal Vohra reports from Damascus

31 August 2017
Al-Nuri mosque which was destroyed this July
Hauntings in Mosul

The dead and the missing in the ruins of this historical city merge into the larger narrative of the future of the Islamic State

27 July 2017
Modi and Netanyahu en route to Haifa to pay homage to Indian soldiers
Modi Embraces History in Israel

India chooses its partner of the future as an anxious Middle East watches

06 July 2017
Instinctively Together
Instinctively Together

Israel waits for Modi, a natural friend

29 June 2017


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