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Pakistan was forced to repay $1 billion of a $6 billion package agreed with Riyadh in 2018.

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny killer that has upended life just about everywhere.

#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

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#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of the victims to date.

Dozens injured after grenade attack on Kashmir rally

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Dozens injured after grenade attack on Kashmir rally

At least 30 people were injured following a grenade attack on a political rally in Pakistan.

India's Modi 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 deadly ...

Narjas Zatat

#PrayForBeirut: People send messages of support after deadly explosion

At least 100 people have died and thousands injured in the deadly explosion near a Beirut port, and people across the world are sending messages of support.

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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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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.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

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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 ...

Harris Iqbal

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Comment: Covid-19 has revealed the vulnerability, resilience and generosity of the UK's disproportionately impacted Muslim community, writes ...

Preventing a global education disaster

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented ...

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

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Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social media to showcase ...

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 ...

Villagers say India targets civilians in <em>Pakistan</em> Kashmir

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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.

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Bodies of Afghans who died seeking asylum brought home

Dozens of migrants were killed last month after a boat capsized in Turkey's Lake Van.

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Pakistan warns video-sharing app TikTok over 'immoral content'

Critics blame TikTok for spreading nudity and pornography among young people in the conservative Muslim-majority country.

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Fatalities in Turkey migrant boat sinking rise to 56

The boat was reported missing in stormy weather on June 27.

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Turkey leads anti-piracy maritime mission in Gulf of Aden

Turkey will lead the Joint Task Force to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

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Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

Analysts say the shake-up could be a sign of how seriously the Taliban are taking the most critical step in a deal Washington signed with the ...

Sara Bakhtiar

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence in ...

<em>Pakistan</em> PM urges 'simplicity' to slow Covid-19 over Eid

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Pakistan PM urges 'simplicity' to slow Covid-19 over Eid

Imran Khan urged Pakistanis to celebrate Eid al-Adha with 'simplicity' to prevent a spike in Covid-19 cases.

<em>Pakistan</em> shelling kills at least 5 Afghan villagers: officials

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Pakistan shelling kills at least 5 Afghan villagers: officials

The incident occurred when Pakistani security forces were erecting a fence along the border with Afghanistan.

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in militant attack

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Three Pakistani soldiers killed in militant attack

At least three Pakistani soldiers were killed in an attack launched in the country's troubled southwest, just days after a similar assault ...

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