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Around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020.

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens India's pluralist and liberal democracy, writes Shashi Tharoor.

Hundreds of Pakistanis and <em>Indians</em> stranded at Dubai Airport

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Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians stranded at Dubai Airport

Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians have been stranded at Dubai Airport since Tuesday after failing to meet stringent UAE visa requirements.

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious ...

WATCH: Bahraini woman arrested for smashing Hindu statues

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WATCH: Bahraini woman arrested for smashing Hindu statues

The Bahraini interior ministry says it will refer a woman for prosecution after a video of her angrily smashing Hindu statues in a shop appeared ...

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India airliner crash leaves at least 16 dead

A passenger jet repatriating Indians stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic crashed upon landing, leaving at least 16 dead.

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Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state continues to ...

CJ Werleman

India and China play political football with Muslims

Comment: Both Beijing and New Delhi are seeking to smear each other's reputation by pointing to their respective mistreatment of Muslims, writes ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

India has become the third country to surpass one million Covid-19 cases.

Kuwait general reserves plummet by third after coronavirus lockdowns

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Kuwait general reserves plummet by third after coronavirus lockdowns

Low oil prices and coronavirus lockdowns have forced the Kuwaiti government to tap into reserves.

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Fears that Kuwait bill could lead to 'Indian exodus'

Hundreds of thousands of Indian expatriates could lose their jobs.

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Puja Changoiwala

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Comment: One in six Indians reside in slums which are fast becoming hotbeds of coronavirus infection. The government must act now to ...

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

The New Arab & agencies

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

The New Arab & agencies

Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

Healthcare workers from Egypt and South Asia are battling coronavirus in parts of the Gulf.

The New Arab & agencies

UAE's Indian expats frustrated over government repatriation plans

Indian expats in the Gulf country are worried about plans to return them to India, as coronavirus restrictions make travel hard.

The New Arab

Indians employed in UAE face probation over Islamophobic posts

UAE employers are monitoring social media posts of Indian workers following complaints of Islamophobic posts during the coronavirus pandemic, a ...

The New Arab

Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

Istanbul's tourist hotspot waterways have quietened considerably amid the coronavirus pandemic, enticing dolphins to swim and play in clear view.

Indian hospital segregates Hindu, Muslim coronavirus patients

The New Arab

Indian hospital segregates Hindu, Muslim coronavirus patients

Coronavirus patients at an Indian hospital are being placed in separate wards depending on their religion.

The New Arab

Indian minister slams 'inadequate' UAE quarantine facilities for migrants

Around three million Indian citizens work in the UAE, often living and working in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.

India's lockdown triggers mass exodus of desperate migrant workers

Aamir Ali Bhat

India's lockdown triggers mass exodus of desperate migrant workers

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are desperately trying to return home, after India's nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus ...

India to go into total coronavirus lockdown, says Modi

The New Arab & agencies

India to go into total coronavirus lockdown, says Modi

India will begin a total lockdown in the latest measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Saqib Mugloo & Bhat Burhan

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Kashmir's families are being left in the dark over the fate of their children studying in coronavirus-stricken Iran.

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