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    Photographs of tribal leaders from UAE back when it was under British control

    In 1939, the Trucial Coast States – the present day United Arab Emirates – were part of Britain’s Informal Empire in the Persian Gulf. Britain had effectively controlled this region since the early 19th century .

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    A Strategic Partnership and its Burdens

    The joint statement released after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel has a resonant declaration in its very first paragraph : “The  historic first ever visit by an Indian Prime  Minister to Israel.

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    Why no one protests against Modi’s Israel visit

    No other country has been given the sort of access to the Indian national security apparatus as Israel. Whether it is the country’s advanced weapon systems, counterterrorism, cybersecurity and even the nuclear arsenal.

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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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    O’ Parachinar, your loyalty is not enough for Pakistan

    “I was a little girl of seven and the memory of him sitting in a room and sewing green coloured clothes and the flag of Pakistan with his own hands before the Partition is still afresh in my eyes.

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    The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the 'culturecide' we've become so used to

    Over the years, I’ve almost lost count of the priceless treasures of art and antiquity which I’ve seen with my own eyes – and which now lie in pieces. 

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    The GCC crisis: Draconian demands and juvenile politics

    The list of demands that Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries say Qatar must comply with in order to end the diplomatic and trade siege they imposed on the country two weeks ago is so draconian.

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    Enter The Prince Of Arabia

    Like Pharaoh and Ahasuerus, King Salman woke up one night sweating between his silken linen, marble floors, and gilded bathtubs, and asked what the Israelite king whose name he bears asked in his own twilight.

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    Why ISIS Have Declared War On The Hazara Shias Of Afghanistan

    Mohammad (PBUH) and the fourth caliph of Muslims. Masjid Al-Zahra, a popular mosque in Shia-dominated Dasht-e-Barchi area of Kabul which Haji Ramazan founded, was packed with worshippers.

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    By naming Salahuddin, is Trump mediating in Kashmir?

    It was like an Eid gift from US president Donald Trump to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The Muslims of the sub-continent were celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on the night of June 26, when the US administration.

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    Qatar is giving Saudi and the UAE a masterclass in international diplomacy

    When it comes to international diplomacy, Saudi Arabia and its friends in the Gulf have the grace of a ballerina wearing hobnailed boots. Weighed down by their own sense of self-importance.

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    Significance Of Al-Quds Day

    International Quds Day is an important day for humanity. It is the day to express our solidarity with the oppressed people and demonstrate the resentment against the oppressors. It is the day which breaks.

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    Pakistan’s dilemma

    Following the holding of Arab-Islamic-US summit held in Riyadh in May and the Saudi led action taken against Qatar in June, Pakistan having cordial relations with both Saudi Arabia and Qatar is facing a paradoxical.

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    May and Might

    ANY pundit of contemporary politics expecting a good night’s sleep during the past fortnight had not contended with US Presi­dent Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May and with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman.

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    Obfuscating the truth, Israeli way

    Back in 2008, a Zionist Jew named Barre Seid living in the US issued a check for just under $17 million. The purpose was to fund the distribution of 28 million copies of a hate-filled documentary.

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    Understanding the diplomatic storm in the Gulf in the wake of Trump's West Asia visit

    Long-simmering tensions between Saudi and Qatari rulers burst like a thunderclap. The Saudis and two Gulf allies suddenly moved to sever diplomatic ties by withdrawing diplomats, also cutting off land.

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    Qatar-Saudi rift beyond war of words

    Qatar – today a regional economic powerhouse – has tried to introduce itself as a key player in Middle East politics over the past few years. It has even attempted to act as a peace broker in several crisis points.

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    Ramadan in Yemen: Fasting by day, starving by night

    "I used to live with dignity in my house, and Ramadan was my best month. The war has deprived us of joy every day. Last Ramadan was fine, but this one is very tough. We fast in the daytime and starve in the night."

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    Afghanistan must stand firm and resist US war-making

    President Trump is expected to make a decision on a proposal to strengthen US military presence in Afghanistan and send between 3,000 to 5,000 additional American troops to the country. Under the new plan.

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    View from Kashmir Observer: Award for Major Gogoi is a crude message for Kashmir – expect no mercy

    Nobody in Kashmir expected Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi to be taken to task for using a civilian as a human shield during the Srinagar bye-poll but no one in his worst imagination would have thought he would be conferred.

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    After Fake News, Fake Speech

    Trump talked of peace but was preparing the Arabs for a Sunni-Shia war. The fawning leaders of the Muslim world, needless to say, clapped away when the mad president of America had finished speaking. But did they underst

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    How young Kashmiris are finding love in the time of conflict and curfew

    Since July 2016, unrest has become the new normal in Kashmir. As violence escalates, so does the rebellion against it, some of it taking newer forms and some, the oldest kind – love.

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    Why are Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike?

    When nearly 1,500 Palestinian prisoners declared an open hunger strike on April 17, protesting about unfair and degrading conditions in Israel jails, much of the US mainstream media ignored them.

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    Understanding China's South Asia strategy

    THE comments were made to an Indian audience, but they are of profound relevance here in Pakistan. In a recent speech to a think tank, the Chinese ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui.

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