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    Tight security in place for Rouhani's India visit

    Tight security arrangements have been put in place with about 1,500 police officers deployed as part of the security arrangements for Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the city on Thursday and Friday.

    South Asia
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    Rouhani to begin maiden visit to India from Hyderabad

    President Hassan Rouhani will land in Hyderabad first and not the national capital of New Delhi. “He will land in Hyderabad on Thursday evening. After completing his schedule here, he will leave for New Delhi on Saturday

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    Iraqi militia vows to back Hezbollah in war with Israel

    The head of the powerful Iraqi Shiite militia Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba pledged on Tuesday to stand alongside its Lebanese ally Hezbollah if a new war breaks out with Israel.

    West Asia
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    Pak Court bans Valentine's Day celebrations; rules it un-Islamic

    The Voice of America reported that in order to comply with the court ruling, Pakistan's Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) imposed guidelines to its TV and radio licenses.

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    Trump questions Israel’s interest in making peace with Palestine

    President Trump questioned Israel's interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published on Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor.

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    Saudi women need not wear abaya robes, senior cleric says

    Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public, a senior cleric said, in the latest sign of a far-reaching liberalisation drive.

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    What is behind the hostility between Iran and the US?

    Washington’s hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran dates back nearly 40 years to February of 1979, when revolutionary forces overthrew the Western-backed monarchy of Mohammad Reza Shah.

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    'Israel Using Tourism to Legitimize Illegal Settlements'

    According to a leaked EU report obtained by the Guardian, Israel is developing archaeological and tourism sites to legitimize illegal settlements in the Palestinian neighborhoods of Beit-ul-Moqaddas.

    West Asia
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    'Padmaavat' barred in Malaysia over 'sensitivities of Islam'

    Controversial Bollywood movie Padmaavat, which has released in India after a struggle, is now barred from opening in cinemas in Malaysia over concerns regarding “sensitivities of Islam”.

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    Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal released after paying settlement

    Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom’s top international businessmen, was released from detention on Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody.

    West Asia
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    Padmavat Collections Crosses 50 Cr, in 2 days

    Bollywood magnum opus movie ‘Padmavat’ finally released on January 25th after so many hurdles and controversies on the film. Karni Sena, Kshtriya Mahasabha and some other organisations protest.

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    Padmaavat protests: 18 arrested for attack on school bus in India

    Indian Police Thursday arrested 18 persons in connection with yesterday’s attack on a school bus in Gurugram locality . The men were part of the mob that attacked the bus with stones and sticks

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    UN says attacks on Rohingya continue, return to Myanmar still not safe

    Attacks on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Myanmar and it is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning home, a senior United Nations official said.

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    Ex-Islamophobic German politician finds Allah, converts to Islam

    German far-right politician affiliated with a party known for its animosity towards Islam has become a Muslim himself, news that Muslims might see as corroboration of the Quran's declaration that God.

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    Hindu Groups Call for All-India Protest Ahead of Controversial Movie Release

    Indian right wing Hindu groups intensified protests against the release of a controversial Bollywood film "Padmaavat" amid heightened police presence in various states on Wednesday.

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    By exploiting ‘Baby Moshe’ as a mascot, India and Israel betray poor moral sense

    The Israeli prime minister’s official visit to India commenced this week with Benjamin Netanyahu arriving in Delhi and 11-year old Moshe Holtzberg in Mumbai. “Baby Moshe”

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    Pakistan, Iran agree to resume fortnightly train service

    Officials of the two neighbouring countries made the decision at a meeting held on Thursday. Under the proposal, the train’s final destination will be either Mashhad or Qom, Iran.

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    Detained Saudi cleric hospitalised: Amnesty

    Prominent Saudi cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awda has been hospitalised after almost five months in solitary confinement, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday, citing family members.

    West Asia
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    Trump’s al-Quds decision threatens global peace: OIC lawmakers

    Muslim parliamentarians have condemned US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital as a threat to the global peace and a violation of the Palestinian nation’s rights.

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    Afghan president criticises Pakistan's anti-terror fatwa

    Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has criticised the anti-terror fatwa (Islamic directive) issued by religious scholars in Pakistan earlier this month, saying the anti-terrorism fatwa should.

    Central Asia
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    An Indian Haj subsidy that did not exist!

    The Indian government on Tuesday announced ending the subsidy saying the move would help empower Muslims with dignity. Making the announcement, minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

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    India: Worry mounts for Assam's Bengali-Speaking Muslims ahead of second NRC list

    Kazi Neel doesn’t go to Jumma, the Friday prayers. The 25-year-old youth from Assam’s Barpeta district calls himself an atheist. None from Kazi's family made it to the first draft of the updated National.

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    India ends decades-old subsidy for Haj pilgrims

    The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its opponents in the Congress party — who introduced the Haj assistance scheme in the 1950s — of trying to woo Muslim voters through handouts.

    South Asia
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    Is Saudi Arabia Israel's protector?

    Saudi Arabia has long been accused of ignoring Palestine, and even working with Israel, to the detriment of the Palestinian struggle. A look at Saudi Arabia's history shows that this accusation is not without merit.

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