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    Why Modi’s Israel visit really matters

    According to Forbes magazine, the state visit was rightly hailed a resounding success by both sides, with India and Israel formalising the multidimensional strategic partnership the two countries have embarked.

    South Asia
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    Iran’s outreach to Iran-i-Saghir

    When the then foreign minister Inder Kumar Gujral was about to undertake an official visit to Iran in 1991, Iranian government conveyed to New Delhi that the minister was not welcome in Tehran.

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    Philippine Prez offers Muslim self-rule to counter ISIS

    President Rodrigo Duterte offered self-rule to the Philippines’ Muslim minority on Monday in an attempt to defeat Islamist militants who seized a southern city in the gravest challenge to his year-old rule.

    Southeast Asia
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    Egypt Sentences Eight Muslim Brotherhood Members To Death

    Egypt's court, on Monday, sentenced eight members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to death, over an attack on a police station in Damanhour, Beheira, north of Cairo, state-run MENA news agency reported.

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    UK Event Hears Call for Action on Anti-Muslim Coverage

    U.K. politicians should consider regulation to tackle the tide of negative media coverage about British Muslims. This was the message from a Liverpool conference this week.

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    'No breakthrough',UN wraps up Syria talks

    The seventh round of intra-Syria talks aimed at helping end the country's six-year-old war wrapped up Friday, and the U.N. envoy said they featured "no breakthrough, no breakdown, no one walking out, incremental progres.

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    India’s SC orders probe into extrajudicial killings in Manipur

    India’s Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to open an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles and police in the insurgency.

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    Al-Quds gunfight kills 3 Palestinians, 2 Israel officers

    A shooting incident in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds has left at least three Palestinians and two Israeli police officers dead.The incident took place on Friday morning close to Haram al-Sharif.

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    ‘150 Saudi officers helped Daesh in Mosul battle’

    Saudi Arabia had dispatched more than 100 intelligence officers to Mosul to join the Takfiri Daesh militants and direct them in battles against Iraqi government forces and allied fighters from Popular.

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    India rejects China's offer on Kashmir, says ready for dialogue with Pak

    In what could be seen as a virtual snub to China for offering to mediate in the long-pending India-Pakistan issue, including Kashmir, the Modi government said on Thursday its stand of bilaterally resolving

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    US-led coalition killed 744 Iraqis and Syrians in June

    In its report, Airwars – a London-based collective of journalists and researchers that use social media, eyewitness reports, and other sources to compile its data – said that the concurrent assaults on Mosul in Iraq.

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    China's Uighur Muslims struggle under 'police state'

    Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China's far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers.

    Central Asia
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    Saudi Arabia silence Shia dissent with execution:Amnesty

    These brutal executions are the latest act in the Saudi Arabian authorities’ ongoing persecution of the Shia minority. The death penalty is being deployed as a political weapon to punish them for daring to protest.

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    Iraqi army clearing final Daesh redoubt in Mosul

    Iraqi government forces are fighting to eliminate the last pockets of Daesh terrorists in the Old City of Mosul, more than two days after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared victory over the extremists.

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    Malaysian state introduces public caning for sharia crimes

    A Malaysian state amended its Islamic laws on Wednesday to allow public canings, sparking criticism that the change was unconstitutional and could infringe on the rights of religious minorities.

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    Saudi Arabia Executes Shia Men For 'Violent Attacks'

    Saudi Arabia has executed four Shia men convicted on charges of "terrorism" for alleged attacks against police and participating in protest-related violence against security forces.

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    Gaza may already be 'unlivable' 10 years after Israel's blockade, UN says

    Robert Piper, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the Palestinian territories, told AFP in an interview to mark a new report on living conditions in Gaza all the "indicators are going in the wrong direction".

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    71 victims of Srebrenica massacre laid to rest in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    A total of 71 victims of the Srebrenica massacre were finally laid to rest Tuesday, marking the 22nd anniversary of the Europe's largest genocide since the Holocaust.On July 11, 1995 more than 8,000 Bosnians.

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    Amarnath terror attack: ‘Kashmiri Islamist terrorists killed Hindu pilgrims’ narrative is flawed

    About an hour after the killing of seven Amarnath yatris in south Kashmir on Monday, a childhood friend, now a management professional in Hyderabad, wrote on Facebook: “Do not shoot them.

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    Seven Hindu pilgrims killed in Kashmir attack

    Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide.

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    British court rejects bid to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    London’s High Court on Monday rejected a claim by campaigners that Britain’s multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international.

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    Man shoots wife over delay in serving dinner

    A 55-year-old woman was shot dead by her husband allegedly over delay in serving dinner at their house in Ghaziabad late on Saturday night. The accused, Ashok Kumar (60), was arrested on Sunday.

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    The Syrian war's worst kept secret is out

    Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an interview with a Syrian rebel commander and half a dozen fighters, who confirmed the worst kept secret of the Syrian conflict: Israel is directly aiding Syrian.

    West Asia
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    Inside the mind of the Indian Muslim

    This year, I did not want to serve ‘them’ biryani on Eid. But that is not our ‘tehzeeb’, our culture, my father insisted. So, on June 26, one guest after another – some among them likely BJP voters.

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