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    Is The Idea Of Romantic India Dead?

    Yogi Adityanath’s unanticipated rise to the helm of affairs in Uttar Pradesh is a huge leap of the Hindutava wave that had so far been arriving steadily but slowly in Ind

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    Flying While Muslim

    Muslims have been getting kicked off flights at an increasingly alarming rate in the last few months. The justification for removing Muslims from flights has varied from case to case, but many seem to be based solely.

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    The Carpets of Turkey

    The Grand Bazaar is the heart of old Istanbul. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, with more than 3,000 shops, store-houses, stalls, workshops — many in old Ottoman hans (hostels).

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    In the moment of his political triumph, Modi has chosen to defeat India

    The elevation of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is an odious and ominous development. It is an odious choice because the BJP has picked someone who is widely regarded as the single most divisive.

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    Everybody Loves Ali: Can He Bring Amity Between Shias and Sunnis?

    Of all the companions and relatives of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, none enjoys as much love, reverence, and respect as does Ali ibn Abi Tallib.

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    Turkey’s referendum

    Reasonable people have long believed that the first person in a conversation to mention Adolf Hitler or the Nazis loses the argument. Turkey’s President Recep Tayib Erdogan does not subscribe

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    CPEC: Pakistan, China and India

    The recently held strategic dialogue between India and China provides a useful reality check on the state of the play. Over the past year,the relationship had reached an impasse owing to China’s unwillingness to support.

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    Sehwan Sharif attack aftermath: Pakistan is growing intolerant of Sufism

    "Why do you visit dargahs yaar? It is shirk (idolatry)," is how most Pakistanis confront me when I tell them about my reverence for the Sufi saints of the subcontinent.

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    Netanyahu wants a war that he knows he can’t win

    The Israel Defence Forces could launch their fancy missiles to take out the alleged centres of Iran’s alleged nuclear programme, while, hopefully, balking at using their own, very real, nuclear weapons of mass.

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    Backgrounder: The Qalandar's magnetism

    Sindh's centuries-old bond with Sufis and Sufism is no secret. And among the great mystics that draw devotees from across the province — and indeed across the country — is Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

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    The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started 

    It's been a month now that investors and analysts have been closely watching two main drivers for oil prices: how OPEC is doing with the supply-cut deal, and how U.S. shale is responding to fifty-plus-dollar oil.

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    For 40 years, Iran’s been preparing for the war the US has been threatening

    The Trump administration’s aggressive rhetoric and actions have alarmed the world. The protests in response to his visa ban that have targeted mostly Muslims from seven nations the United States.

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    When Saudi Arabia asked Indian journalist not to write on Muslim issues

    An Indian Muslim journalist working for a Saudi daily newspaper Al-Riyadh was ‘forced’ to quit his job for reporting on excesses faced by Muslims in Kashmir and Gujarat.

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    Spectacular dive of the ghazi general

    Our outgoing general on the basis of his record was considered a better commander than most in our water-logged history, taking decisions and risks that others were too afraid or nervous to take.

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    Muslim Americans have every reason to worry about the Trump presidency

    Donald Trump, who mocked a disabled reporter, said he would ban Muslims from entering the United States, referred to Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, and made countless sexist statements.

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    Will Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Leave India Out of Afghanistan?

    As Russia works with China and Pakistan to engage the Taliban, jettisoning its historic animosity to the group, India might find itself regionally isolated. The Afghan government is too weak to assert its primacy.

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    ‘We will fight until the last drop of blood’: A meeting with insurgent group fighting for Rohingyas

    The Faith Movement of Arakan, also popularly known as Harakah al-Yaqin, is an insurgent group in Myanmar’s Rakhine state which claims to be fighting for Rohingya rights.

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    Reliable renewable electricity is possible if we make smart decisions now

    Unreliable electricity supply can cause many inconveniences, such as the inability to check Facebook, being forced to play board games by candlelight in the evenings

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    Buddhist and Islamist Extremists Wage War

    In recent years, we’ve naturally been very aware of the spread of Islamist extremism globally, according to a University of Maryland report, from 2002 to 2015, ISIS and its allies murdered over 33,000 people.

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    America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

    While most of these air attacks were in Syria and Iraq, US bombs also rained down on people in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. That’s seven majority-Muslim countries.

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    Indian Court’s Ban on Identity Politics Ruling Will Benefit Hindu Nationalists

    It is clear that the aim of the Indian Supreme Court in its recent ruling to prevent political parties from invoking religion, caste or language for electoral gains was to eliminate a protracted problem.

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    Why Arab Countries Should Follow The Iranian Role Model

    The interminably arrogant Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu now has the audacity to challenge the agreement reached by the six powers with Iran on its nuclear program.

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    Why the West is terrified of Muslims reading History…

    It is this fundamental question which cuts to the very heart of a global Muslim awakening. It is this question which explains why Western powers are currently murdering their way across the Muslim world.

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    Why don’t refugees just stay in Turkey or Greece? We asked them

    The European Commission has decided to start returning migrants from other European countries back to Greece, lifting a ban on the practice that was put in place in 2011.

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