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

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

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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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.

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More than 10 dead after India-Pakistan Kashmir clash

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

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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.

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Saudi Arabia angers India with independent Kashmir banknote

India has requested Saudi Arabia take 'corrective steps' over the banknote showing Kashmir as an independent nation.

After outrage, Indian brand pulls ad with interfaith couple

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After outrage, Indian brand pulls ad with interfaith couple

Tanishq jewelry has pulled an ad featuring a Muslim-Hindu couple after causing outrage.

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Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

India court acquits Hindu nationalists over deadly mosque demolition

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India court acquits Hindu nationalists over deadly mosque demolition

An Indian court acquitted Hindu nationalist leaders over the demolition of a flashpoint mosque that sparked deadly riots.

India's vaccine capacity will help 'all humanity': <em>Modi</em>

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India's vaccine capacity will help 'all humanity': Modi

In his address to the virtual UN General Assembly, Modi said India will use its resources for "all humanity" to battle the spread of ...

At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

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At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

Biden and global Islamophobia

Laila Ujayli

Biden and global Islamophobia

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global ...

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Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

Sabena Siddiqui

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

Hanan Zaffar and Aamir Aijaz

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Independent media outlets say Facebook is restricting content criticising the Hindu nationalist BJP, while failing to curtail hate speech by the ...

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Facebook bans India ruling party politician over hate speech

The BJP politician reportedly called for Rohingya Muslim refugees to be shot.

Saudi Arabia postpones 'Davos in desert' until January

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Saudi Arabia postpones 'Davos in desert' until January

Initially scheduled for October, the Future Investment Initiative (FII), which seeks to showcase the insular kingdom as a dynamic investment ...

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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 ...

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

India airliner crash leaves at least 16 dead

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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.

India's <em>Modi</em> launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

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India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of ...

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