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    Hate crimes against Muslims, S. Asians rise in US

    There has been a 58 per cent increase in hate crimes against South Asians and a 19pc increase in hate-motivated attacks on Muslims, a South Asian advocacy group reported on Wednesday.

    World
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    'Saudis, Israel Working Together to Provoke War in Lebanon'

    Secret documents made public by Israeli TV Channel 10 indicate that this provocative war scenario was  coordinated by Saudi Arabia and Israel to instigate a new Middle East war.

    South Asia
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    Israel welcomes Saudi mufti's pro-Israel remarks, invites him to visit the country

    We congratulate Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, as well as the head of Ulema (Islamic scholars) for his fatwa forbidding the fight against the Jews and forbidding to kill them.

    West Asia
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    Researchers find name of Allah woven into ancient Viking burial fabrics

    The silk patterns were originally thought to be ordinary Viking Age decoration but a re-examination by archaeologist Annika Larsson of Uppsala University revealed they were a geometric Kufic script. 

    Art and Culture
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    Free at last from ISIS, millions of Muslims stage the greatest religious march in the world

    Millions of black-clad Shia pilgrims are converging on the holy city of Kerbala for the Arbaeen religious commemoration, the largest annual gathering of people anywhere on earth.

    West Asia
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    Earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, leaves 450 dead

    A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 339 people, almost all of them in Iran.The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 09:18 pm local time.

    West Asia
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    Saudis 'declared war on Lebanon' : Hezbollah

    The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah says Saudi authorities have clearly and openly declared a war on Lebanon by holding Prime Minister Saad Hariri hostage in the oil-rich kingdom.

    South Asia
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    Erdoğan criticizes Saudi Crown Prince’s ‘moderate Islam’ pledge

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the recent vow by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to make Saudi Arabia a bastion of “moderate Islam”

    South Asia
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    How India's cow vigilantes deny Muslims their livelihood

    As if on cue, the reports on cow vigilantism and Muslims being targeted in an organised manner by self-proclaimed “gau rakshaks”, often with covert nod from the BJP governments in their states.

    South Asia
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    Saudi Arabia orders citizens to leave Lebanon

    Saudi Arabia advised its nationals to leave Lebanon, further fueling fears of a heated confrontation with Iran in a country long known for being a battleground for proxy wars in the Middle East.

    West Asia
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    Iran Protecting Arba’een Pilgrims with Missile, Radar Systems

    Brigadier General Shamkhal Jafari, a senior commander at Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base, said the base is closely monitoring the country’s airspace during Arba’een religious ceremonies.

    West Asia
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    US sets up fund against religious violence in India

    The United States has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for a non- governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence.

    South Asia
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    Millions of mourners in Karbala to mark Arba’een

    Millions of pilgrims from across the world are in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

    West Asia
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    In Saudi,where family and State are one,arrests may be selective

    A major Saudi investment firm founded by one of the king’s sons, and now chaired by another, owns a significant stake in a conglomerate that does extensive government business, including.

    West Asia
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    ‘Game of Thrones’ Comes to Saudi Arabia

    Over the weekend, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia announced the arrests of 11 of his princely cousins, among them some of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen; he also announced several.

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    Saudi crackdown on high-profile figures widens

    Saudi authorities have detained the founder of one of the kingdom's biggest travel companies as part of an ongoing anti-corruption probe that is reportedly aimed at strengthening the crown prince’s grip on power.

    West Asia
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    Saudi king meets outgoing Lebanese PM Hariri

    Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Monday met with outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation on Saturday citing Iran's "grip" on the country and threats to his life, Al Arabiya reported.

    West Asia
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    Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

    A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday when a helicopter with several officials on board crashed near the kingdom’s southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said.

    West Asia
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    Bahrain orders citizens to leave Lebanon

    Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” Sunday after the country's prime minister resigned in a sudden televised address, citing Iranian meddling in Lebanese and regional affairs.

    West Asia
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    Raping women in ripped jeans is a 'national duty': Egyptian lawyer

    An Egyptian lawyer has sparked outrage after claiming that raping and sexually harassing women in revealing clothing is a "national duty".Nabih al-Wahsh, a well-known conservative lawyer, made the remarks.

    Off Track
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    Bangladesh caught in China-India rivalry

    With nearly a million ethnic Muslims taking refuge in Bangladesh in recent months to avoid torture in Myanmar, the government in Dhaka is caught in the brinkmanship of India and China, the two nations jockeying.

    View Point
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    Saudi women to be allowed into sports stadiums

    Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums as of next year, the kingdom’s latest step towards easing rules on gender segregation but they will be seated in the so-called family section.

    Sports
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    Jinnah did not want Partition: Ayesha Jalal

    When [people at American universities] think of South Asia, they primarily think of India and that has been a problem. One had to fight with this limitation. I have never taught a course on Pakistan.

    Interview
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    The Many, Many Things We Don’t Know About Baba Ramdev

    Ram Kisan Yadav, aka Baba Ramdev, has been one of the most public figures in India since he started revolving his stomach on Sanskar TV in 2002. As Priyanka Pathak-Narain notes in her closely-researched book.

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