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The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

The Holy month of Ramadan has commenced, with millions of Muslims across the world observing the month-long fast.

Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against Modi

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Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against Modi

Five supporters of the hardline Islamist Hefazat-e-Islam group were shot dead in Bangladesh after taking part in anti-Modi protests.

Refugees trickle across India border from Myanmar turmoil

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Refugees trickle across India border from Myanmar turmoil

Indian police said nine people crossed the 1,600-kilometre (1,000-mile) border into Mizoram state on the same day, three of them police refusing ...

Delhi's anti-Muslim riots: ‘We have no hope for justice’

Aakash Hassan

Delhi's anti-Muslim riots: ‘We have no hope for justice’

In-depth: The communal violence in 2020 was the deadliest in decades as armed Hindu mobs rampaged through Muslim neighbourhoods. A year ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indian rooster kills owner with cockfight blade

A rooster fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight in southern India has killed its owner, sparking a manhunt for the organisers of the event, police said Saturday.

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

The New Arab Staff

Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' inaction

The case is now being examined by a government inquiry into the forced conversions of religious minority women and girls.

The New Arab Staff

Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

India’s Hindu Nationalist government appears deeply troubled by celebrities’ expressing solidarity with protesting farmers

Twitter blocks accounts over India farm protests

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Twitter blocks accounts over India farm protests

The suspensions, which included the accounts of a news magazine and farmer activists, were slammed by a global media watchdog as a "shocking ...

Arif Rafiq

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in ...

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Jillian C. York

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for ...

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

Kamal Afzali

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

The New Arab Staff

Mob sets Hindu temple on fire in Pakistan

The mob attacked the shrine in northwest Pakistan amid rumours of its expansion.

Shashi Tharoor

A dispatch from India's culture war

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now ...

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu ...

Aniqah Choudhri

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious ...

Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

US President-elect Joe Biden held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

More than 10 dead after India-Pakistan Kashmir clash

Over 10 have been killed after India and Pakistan exchanged fire in occupied Kashmir.

Indian Kashmir shuts down over land rights law

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Indian Kashmir shuts down over land rights law

Local anger is brewing in Indian-ruled Kashmir over a new measure allowing outsiders to buy land in the disputed territory.

Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the ...

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