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

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.

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 phenomenon, writes Laila Ujayli.

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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 ...

Facebook bans India ruling party politician over hate speech

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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.

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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 ...

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 ...

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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Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

Imran Khan has claimed that Pakistan's mediation efforts prevented a fall-out between Saudi Arabia and Iran from escalating.

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Hindu temple to be built on destroyed mosque site

The Hindu nationalist premier will lay the foundations for a Hindu temple on the site of the Babri mosque, demolished by a mob in 1992.

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Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

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 violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

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Villagers say India targets civilians in Pakistan Kashmir

Villagers say most people who live along the Line of Control have lost close relatives because of Indian firing in recent decades.

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

Hanan Zaffar

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

India has issued 25,000 domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, raising fears that New Delhi is engineering demographic change in the ...

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Mobashra Tazamal

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Comment: If anything, the Modi government has weaponised the coronavirus pandemic to further dehumanise India's Muslims, writes ...

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

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