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India's total coronavirus caseload has become close to 20 million as oxygen shortages in hospitals continue.

The first emergency medical supplies arrived in India on Tuesday as part of a global campaign to staunch a catastrophic wave in the latest pandemic hotspot.

UK adds India to Covid travel 'red list'

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UK adds India to Covid travel 'red list'

Britain on Monday imposed its strictest travel curbs on India after an explosion of coronavirus cases there, hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called off a trip to New Delhi.

Pakistan and Indian FMs in crossover visits to UAE

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Pakistan and Indian FMs in crossover visits to UAE

As the UAE mediates between the two rival nations of India and Pakistan, the foreign ministers of both countries have visited during the weekend.

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

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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.

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Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

Narendra Modi has written to Imran Khan as relations between the two countries continue to thaw.

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UAE brokering India-Pakistan talks to end diplomatic spat

Emirati officials have been facilitating negotiations between Pakistan and India, officials say.

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 later, ...

UK minister mocked for confusing Myanmar with Kashmir

Diana Alghoul

UK minister mocked for confusing Myanmar with Kashmir

Nigel Adams, the UK's Minister for Asia, has been mocked on social media for replying to a parliamentarian's question about Kashmir with a ...

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Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

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

Explosion outside Israeli embassy heightens New Delhi nerves

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Explosion outside Israeli embassy heightens New Delhi nerves

A small bomb that exploded outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi left the Indian capital on heightened alert.

Israeli embassy in Delhi on high alert before blast

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Israeli embassy in Delhi on high alert before blast

Ambassador Ron Malka said he was not surprised by Friday's attack on the New Delhi embassy.

Explosion outside Israeli embassy in New Delhi

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Explosion outside Israeli embassy in New Delhi

A police statement described the explosive as a "very low intensity improvised device" that blew out the windows on three nearby cars.

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

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 India, writes ...

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Farmers storm India's Red Fort in challenge to Modi

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers broke stormed the New Delhi's historic Red Fort, in their most significant challenge yet to Narendra Modi's government.

Shashi Tharoor

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, ...

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World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

World leaders have sent messages of congratulations to President Biden, with many hoping that a change in attitudes and approach will follow his ...

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World leaders congratulate US President Biden

World leaders extended their congratulations to US President Joe Biden.

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.

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 ...

New Pakistan-India clashes erupt along restive Kashmir border

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New Pakistan-India clashes erupt along restive Kashmir border

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in clashes along the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan’s military said.

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

Sabena Siddiqui

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

Analysis: The Biden-Harris campaign took a robust stance on Kashmir. But with burgeoning India ties and an eye on China, the new administration ...

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

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 women into ...

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