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    Gulf powers Saudi and UAE clash over oil and strategy as rivalry grows

    Gulf powers Saudi and UAE clash over oil and strategy as rivalry grows They were the brash power couple of the Arabian Peninsula, partnered up in joint efforts against regional rivals including Iran, Qatar and Turkey, and ideological foes such as the Muslim Brotherhood organisation. In recent...
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    ‘I drink cow urine every day. That is why I do not have Covid right now’ sa

    An Indian MP has encouraged citizens to drink cow urine, like she does herself, to protect themselves against Covid-19 and lung infections, despite medical experts urging people not to use alternative treatments. In a widely circulated video, believed to have been recorded on Monday, Pragya...
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    CrossTalk | Russia-China Embrace

    Russia-China relations are strong and getting deeper. We are told this is dangerous for the Washington-led world. Is it? Why are Moscow and Beijing moving closer together? Did the miscalculations of the Washington Consensus have anything to do with it? Is the China-Russia alliance made in...
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    Kumbh Mela: how a superspreader festival seeded Covid across India

    On 12 April, as India registered another 169,000 new Covid-19 cases to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country, three million people gathered on the shores of the Ganges. They were there, in the ancient city of Haridwar in the state of Uttarakhand, to take a ritual dip in the holy...
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    Indian variant in UK is ‘worrying’, say scientists

    Coronavirus variants first detected in India risk becoming the UK’s second most dominant within weeks, experts have warned after total cases rose to 400. Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday that there was “no evidence of widespread community transmission or that these variants cause...
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    Iran and China sign 25-year cooperation agreement

    Iran and China have signed a long-gestating 25-year cooperation accord as both countries remain under Unites States sanctions. The agreement was signed in Tehran on Saturday by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Wang, who touched down in Tehran...
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    Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi crown prince ‘served with lawsuit’ accusing him of k

    Lawyers for the fiancé of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi say they have served the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a legal complaint - allowing proceedings against the Saudi royal to proceed. Last year, Hatice Cengiz, who was poised to marry the writer and activist, and members...
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    Senate election

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    Turkey to land on moon by 2023: Erdoğan

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Turkey's plans to land on the moon by 2023, in a press conference Tuesday during the inauguration ceremony of Turkey's National Space Program and the Turkey Space Agency. "Our first goal is to land on the moon by 2023, the 100th anniversary of the...
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    UK under pressure to follow Biden’s lead with freeze on Saudi Arabia arms

    The US decision to freeze arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pending a review has led to renewed calls for the UK, Riyadh’s second largest arms supplier, to reassess its own policy. UK government officials said there were no plans to review sales, but at a minimum the Biden...
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    Mahatma Gandhi's killer venerated as Hindu nationalism resurges in India

    Last Sunday, in a nondescript building in the India city of Gwalior, 200 miles south of Delhi, a large crowd of men gathered. Most wore bright saffron hats and scarves, a colour evoking Hindu nationalism, and many held strands of flowers as devotional offerings. They were there to attend the...
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    Indian priest and 'disciples' arrested for alleged gang rape

    A Hindu priest and two of his male followers have been arrested for the alleged gang rape and murder of a 50-year-old woman in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, local authorities said. Police arrested the priest on Thursday night for the alleged rape and murder, which took place at a temple...
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    Cows are sacred in India.

    India has introduced a nationwide "cow science" exam to "infuse curiosity" about the bovine, according to officials, in the latest promotional push by the country's Hindu-nationalist government that critics say politicizes the sacred animal. The optional exam will take place annually, primarily...
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    Indian Muslims flee their homes after Love Jihad laws

    Nearly 40 Muslim families in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are planning to flee their village after saying they had been subjected to a campaign of harassment by a Hindu nationalist group, one month after laws were passed criminalising marriage between Hindus and Muslims. On Dec 23...
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    Jobs, Houses and Cows: China’s Costly Drive to Erase Extreme Poverty

    JIEYUAN VILLAGE, China — When the Chinese government offered free cows to farmers in Jieyuan, villagers in the remote mountain community were skeptical. They worried officials would ask them to return the cattle later, along with any calves they managed to raise. But the farmers kept the cows...
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    Shaheen Sehbai Interview

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    Tribute to Qaide-e-Azam

    Tomorrow is Qaide-e-Azam's birth day.He was a genius who used his legal training and intellect to give us our own country.He save us from Hindu tyranny and oppression.We must never forget him and all his colleagues who made the dream of Pakistan a reality.
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    Trump administration considers immunity for MBS in assassination plot

    Riyadh has requested that the Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman be shielded from a US lawsuit accusing him of sending a death squad to kill Saad Aljabri, a former Saudi spymaster. The US administration is weighing a request to grant legal immunity for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from...