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

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.

Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

India and China play political football with Muslims

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

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 ...

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.

Shahid Javed Burki

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Comment: India and Pakistan's responses to the coronavirus lay bare the tradeoff between saving lives, and economic downturn, writes Shahid ...

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

Stasa Salacanin

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

The EU is a staunch defender of the two-state solution but remains divided on how to push back against Israel's annexation plans.

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 ...

Indian police beat man 'thinking he was Muslim'

The New Arab

Indian police beat man 'thinking he was Muslim'

The police officers thought Deepak Bundele was Muslim because of his beard, officials allegedly told him.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

Hanan Zaffar

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

India is using the coronavirus pandemic to crack down on Muslim activists following widespread anti-government protests last year.

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, writes ...

The New Arab

Indian doctor 'turns away' Muslim patients amid coronavirus pandemic

A doctor in the Mathura area of Uttar Pradesh, India, reportedly turned away Muslim patients, saying: "We will treat only Hindus, not Muslims."

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

The New Arab

Will the US put India on its religious blacklist?

A US government panel has called for India to be placed on a religious freedoms blacklist as persecution and violence by Prime Minister Modi's ...

The New Arab

Keir Starmer changes Labour position on Kashmir conflict

Labour leader hopeful Keir Starmer has changed Labour's position on the Kashmir conflict, calling it a matter between India and Pakistan.

US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

The New Arab & agencies

US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

A US government panel has called for punitive measures against India over its worsening record on religious freedom.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

Comment: India's state-sanctioned Islamophobia has singled out the country's 201 million Muslims and scapegoated them as disseminators of ...

India charges Muslim leader with 'culpable homicide' over coronavirus

The New Arab

India charges Muslim leader with 'culpable homicide' over coronavirus

Indian Muslims have been faced with heightened Islamophobia during the pandemic, with some accused of 'deliberately' spreading the novel ...

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.

Indian minister slams 'inadequate' UAE quarantine facilities for migrants

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.

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