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    Some Rohingya are a serious security threat, Indian govt tells top court

    The Indian government told the country's top court on Monday that some of the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of them.

    South Asia
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    Hamas ready to hand over Gaza to Palestinian unity govt

    Hamas has agreed to dismantle the administration that runs Gaza, it said on Sunday, in a major step towards handing over control of the Palestinian enclave to a unity government after a decade of bitter rivalry.

    West Asia
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    OIC has no locus standi on Kashmir: India at UN

    Reacting to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s statement on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, India on Friday said the group has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs.

    South Asia
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    Iraq’s Kurdistan region approves referendum

    Iraqi Kurdish legislators of the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence from Baghdad later this month, a contentious move spearheaded.

    West Asia
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    Qatar diplomatic crisis engulfs a major US military base

    Qatar's emir is persona non grata to four US-allied Arab states that accuse his wealthy Gulf nation of sponsoring extremists, but he recently received a warm welcome at the sprawling military base his troops.

    West Asia
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    Qatar's emir to meet Turkey's President Erdogan

    Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will visit Turkey on Thursday to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his first trip abroad since the start of the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

    West Asia
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    The graveyard where the Hazaras of Quetta celebrate life

    Incidents such as the one a few days ago in which members of a Hazara family travelling to Quetta from Chaman were fired upon, killing four of them, including a 12-year-old boy, have become part.

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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure.

    Southeast Asia
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    Cleric who tweeted for peace with Qatar arrested by Saudi

    A prominent Saudi religious leader has been arrested, according to social media postings on Sunday, in what appears to be a crackdown on militants seen as critics of the conservative kingdom’s absolute rulers.

    West Asia
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    Malay set to be Singapore's first woman president: Straits Times

    Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob has promised to do the best she can as President to serve the people of Singapore. She will also become the second Malay President after Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak.

    Southeast Asia
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    UN warns of ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslims

    The situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, as the number of Rohingya Muslims.

    Southeast Asia
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    OIC countries vow to launch joint research projects

    India has registered an official complaint with the Australian government over a local advertisement that features the Hindu god Ganesha and other religious icons endorsing lamb.

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    Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar's Muslims

    The Dalai Lama has spoken out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

    Southeast Asia
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    Afghanistan's 7,000 lost films, hidden from the Taliban, go digital

    The Taliban, who banned popular entertainment including cinema and music during their brutal 1996-2001, raided Afghanistan's state-run film company and burned several movie reels -- but thousands

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    Soros and Hydrocarbons: What's Really Behind the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

    The Rohingya conflict in Myanmar, which had caught its second wind in August 2017, appears to be a multidimensional crisis with major geopolitical players involved, experts say, referring to both internal and external.

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    Netanyahu bars Al-Jazeera journalist from seminar on free press

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has personally intervened to bar an Al-Jazeera journalist from a government conference on press freedoms that uses the broadcaster as a case study.

    West Asia
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    'Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border'

    Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.

    Southeast Asia
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    Haj success opens way for talks with Saudi: Iran

    “We thank Saudi Arabia... for adopting a new approach in dealing with Iranian pilgrims,” said Ali Ghazi-Askar, the head of the Haj organisation in Tehran, according to the state broadcaster.

    West Asia
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    How Re-alignment of Forces is Shaping New Middle-East

    Iran has won another round in the Saudi-Iran cold war that currently dominates the political landscape in the Middle East. This outcome is largely the result of Saudi Arabia’s own folly. Riyadh forced Qatar.

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    Muslim world blasts Myanmar persecution of Rohingya

    A Nobel laureate and several Muslim nations have strongly denounced and staged protests against Myanmar's government over persecution of Muslim Rohingya minority in the western state of Rakhine.

    Southeast Asia
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    Millions of Muslims converge for Hajj at Mount Arafat

    With temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius under the desert sun, the faithful climbed the hill east of Makkah on the second day of the pilgrimage, which is dedicated to prayer and reflection.

    World
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    Trump calls King Salman, urges diplomatic solution for Qatar crisis

    US President Donald Trump has called for a diplomatic solution for the crisis between Qatar and its neighbouring countries, urging them to follow their commitment in fighting terrorism.

    West Asia
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    'Hajj Can Be Cure for Grave Maladies Muslim World Is Suffering From'

    Hajj can be a cure for grave maladies the Muslim Ummah (community) is suffering from, including those caused by materialism and by the system of domination. This was stated by Ayatollah Khamenei in his Hajj message

    West Asia
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    Only international pressure can save Rohingya now

    Tens of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing for their lives as the Burmese military engages in a scorched earth policy against Rohingya civilians. My organisation, Burmese Rohingya.

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