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    Raheel Sharif not leading any army in Saudi Arabia:Pak

    While answering questions of lawmakers in the Senate on Tuesday on allowing ex-army chief general (retd) Raheel Sharif to head the Saudi-based alliance of Islamic countries, Adviser to Pak Prime Minister.

    South Asia
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    Indian Cricketers wife 'exposing' arms photo causes internet frenzy

    Indian all-rounder cricketer Irfan Pathan on Monday posted a picture with his wife Safa Baig on Facebook which created a heating debate among his fans. The photo portrays the couple.

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    Why Modi’s Israel visit really matters

    According to Forbes magazine, the state visit was rightly hailed a resounding success by both sides, with India and Israel formalising the multidimensional strategic partnership the two countries have embarked.

    South Asia
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    Iran’s outreach to Iran-i-Saghir

    When the then foreign minister Inder Kumar Gujral was about to undertake an official visit to Iran in 1991, Iranian government conveyed to New Delhi that the minister was not welcome in Tehran.

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    Pak Lawmakers question Raheel Sharif's role in Saudi military alliance

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, speaking on the matter, had told the Senate that the ToRs governing the operations of the Islamic military alliance had not been finalised as yet.

    South Asia
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    Philippine Prez offers Muslim self-rule to counter ISIS

    President Rodrigo Duterte offered self-rule to the Philippines’ Muslim minority on Monday in an attempt to defeat Islamist militants who seized a southern city in the gravest challenge to his year-old rule.

    Southeast Asia
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    Israel reopens Al Aqsa mosque compound but Muslims refuse to enter

    Israel reopened ultra-sensitive holy site on Sunday, closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras.

    West Asia
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    UK Event Hears Call for Action on Anti-Muslim Coverage

    U.K. politicians should consider regulation to tackle the tide of negative media coverage about British Muslims. This was the message from a Liverpool conference this week.

    World
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    Al-Quds gunfight kills 3 Palestinians, 2 Israel officers

    A shooting incident in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds has left at least three Palestinians and two Israeli police officers dead.The incident took place on Friday morning close to Haram al-Sharif.

    West Asia
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    When Salim Saved the Day and HM the Dignity of the Indian Home Minister's Office

    Two things will be remembered about the dark Tuesday, July 11 that saw countrywide outrage at Monday night's cowardly attack on a bus (bearing the registration number of Gujarat) full of Amarnath yatris.

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    Indian censors want 'cow', 'Hindu' beeped in film

    Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like “cow” and “Hindu India” are beeped out, the director said on Wednesday.

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    China's Uighur Muslims struggle under 'police state'

    Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China's far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers.

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    Saudi Arabia silence Shia dissent with execution:Amnesty

    These brutal executions are the latest act in the Saudi Arabian authorities’ ongoing persecution of the Shia minority. The death penalty is being deployed as a political weapon to punish them for daring to protest.

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    Malaysian state introduces public caning for sharia crimes

    A Malaysian state amended its Islamic laws on Wednesday to allow public canings, sparking criticism that the change was unconstitutional and could infringe on the rights of religious minorities.

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    Saudi Arabia Executes Shia Men For 'Violent Attacks'

    Saudi Arabia has executed four Shia men convicted on charges of "terrorism" for alleged attacks against police and participating in protest-related violence against security forces.

    West Asia
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    Afghan cycling sisters take refuge in home of 'Grand Boucle'

    With discreet black scarves tucked beneath their helmets, Afghan refugees Zahra and Masomah Alizada hurtle down Brittany’s rural and winding roads… the sisters back on their bikes training after the Ramadan recess.

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    Saudis use 2013 'secret accord' to pile pressure on Qatar

    A Saudi Arabian-led quartet of Arab states is seeking to pile pressure on Qatar over charges it backs terrorism, saying the publication of previously secret accords between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar .

    West Asia
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    Amarnath terror attack: ‘Kashmiri Islamist terrorists killed Hindu pilgrims’ narrative is flawed

    About an hour after the killing of seven Amarnath yatris in south Kashmir on Monday, a childhood friend, now a management professional in Hyderabad, wrote on Facebook: “Do not shoot them.

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    Seven Hindu pilgrims killed in Kashmir attack

    Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide.

    South Asia
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    India's top court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughter

    India’s Supreme Court suspended on Tuesday a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, a boost for the multi-billion dollar beef and leather industries mostly run by members of the Muslim minority.

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    A Strategic Partnership and its Burdens

    The joint statement released after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel has a resonant declaration in its very first paragraph : “The  historic first ever visit by an Indian Prime  Minister to Israel.

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    Why no one protests against Modi’s Israel visit

    No other country has been given the sort of access to the Indian national security apparatus as Israel. Whether it is the country’s advanced weapon systems, counterterrorism, cybersecurity and even the nuclear arsenal.

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    Inside the mind of the Indian Muslim

    This year, I did not want to serve ‘them’ biryani on Eid. But that is not our ‘tehzeeb’, our culture, my father insisted. So, on June 26, one guest after another – some among them likely BJP voters.

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    Philippines police proposes identification cards for Muslims

    Police from a Christian-majority region of the Philippines has proposed issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims of the region, reported The Guardian.Authorities in Central Luzon

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