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Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submits resignation amid mounting pressure from mass anti-govt protests
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Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submits resignation amid mounting pressure from mass anti-govt protests

Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 others wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament

Iraqi forces shoot dead 40 anti-govt protesters in 24 hours as violence spirals in Baghdad after the burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf
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Iraqi forces shoot dead 40 anti-govt protesters in 24 hours as violence spirals in Baghdad after the burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf

Security forces shot dead 40 anti-government protesters during 24 hours of bloodshed amid spiralling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south, security and medical officials said Thursday, one day after an Iranian consulate was torched

Iraqi forces shoot dead 14 protesters, authorities impose curfew in aftermath of burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf
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Iraqi forces shoot dead 14 protesters, authorities impose curfew in aftermath of burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf

The torching of the consulate in Najaf, the southern holy city, escalated violence in Iraq after weeks of mass demonstrations that aim to bring down a government seen as corrupt and backed by Tehran

More than 30 dead, 100 wounded in Iraq's Karbala as stampede breaks out at Shiite shrine
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More than 30 dead, 100 wounded in Iraq's Karbala as stampede breaks out at Shiite shrine

It is Iraq's deadliest stampede in recent history during Ashura, whose commemorative marches had previously been targeted by Sunni extremist groups

Muharram 2019: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory, takes elaborate measures in view of Tazia processions; bus services to be suspended in few areas
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Muharram 2019: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory, takes elaborate measures in view of Tazia processions; bus services to be suspended in few areas

Another procession will start from Pahari Dheeraj area in north Delhi at around 1 pm on Tuesday and will reach Paharganj bridge via Bara Tuti before merging with the main procession at Chelmsford Road, the officials said.

Muharram 2019: Why Muslims mourn on this day; know history, significance of occasion that marks beginning of Islamic New Year
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Muharram 2019: Why Muslims mourn on this day; know history, significance of occasion that marks beginning of Islamic New Year

Muharram 2019: Muharram is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by the Muslim community as it marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year. It is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered to be the holiest of all months after Ramadan.

Muharram restrictions in Kashmir: Intensified restrictions make an already tough job tougher for journalists
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Muharram restrictions in Kashmir: Intensified restrictions make an already tough job tougher for journalists

After the Centre revoked Article 370 to allow non-residents to own land and other properties in Kashmir, journalists have faced a tough time in Kashmir. Apart from snapping internet facilities in Srinagar's Press Enclave, the authorities have also questioned some journalists over their reporting on Kashmir.

In Quetta, Pakistan’s long-embattled Hazara community leads a life of defiance in the face of peril
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In Quetta, Pakistan’s long-embattled Hazara community leads a life of defiance in the face of peril

The Hazara community is said to be descendants of the Mongols who swept out of central Asia to rule the subcontinent for many centuries. They are easily distinguishable in Pakistan by their facial features.

US has long itched for war with Iran; India should prevent confrontation between its two allies to stave off ultimate damage
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US has long itched for war with Iran; India should prevent confrontation between its two allies to stave off ultimate damage

India should do what it can to ensure that our the US and Iran do not get into a confrontation that is meaningless and ultimately damaging to everyone, including the country.

Bandipora rape case: Shia-Sunni divisions deepen after rape of a toddler in Kashmir exposes sectarian fissures
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Bandipora rape case: Shia-Sunni divisions deepen after rape of a toddler in Kashmir exposes sectarian fissures

The house where the girl's parents lived lied only a few metres away from that of the accused.

After Sabarimala, Kerala-based Muslim women's forum to move SC seeking right to offer prayers, entry in mosques
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After Sabarimala, Kerala-based Muslim women's forum to move SC seeking right to offer prayers, entry in mosques

"Our demand is to end this gender discrimination and allow Muslim women to pray in all mosques, cutting across denominations," said NISA president VP Zuhra.

Mohammed bin Salman's US visit: Ambitious Saudi crown prince aims at strengthening ties with Washington
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Mohammed bin Salman's US visit: Ambitious Saudi crown prince aims at strengthening ties with Washington

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman doesn't do things by halves, and his meeting with President Donald Trump is just the beginning of a three-week US tour

Iran president Hassan Rouhani arrives in India on three-day visit, calls for unity among Shias and Sunnis
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Iran president Hassan Rouhani arrives in India on three-day visit, calls for unity among Shias and Sunnis

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad on Thursday on a three-day visit to India

AIMPLB sacks Salman Husaini Nadwi for 'compromising' on Babri: Influential Muslim cleric once wrote a letter supporting Islamic State
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AIMPLB sacks Salman Husaini Nadwi for 'compromising' on Babri: Influential Muslim cleric once wrote a letter supporting Islamic State

Salman Husaini Nadwi is highly revered among the Muslims in Lucknow. He had earlier to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and expressed support for the Islamic State.

Muslim women should not watch men with 'bare knees' playing football, says Deoband Islamic cleric
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Muslim women should not watch men with 'bare knees' playing football, says Deoband Islamic cleric

A senior cleric at an influential Islamic seminary issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women should not watch men playing football.

Pakistan: Eight of family killed, one injured after landmine explodes in Kurram Agency
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Pakistan: Eight of family killed, one injured after landmine explodes in Kurram Agency

Eight members of a family were killed and another person was injured when a mine exploded on Tuesday as a vehicle was passing through the tribal region of northwestern Pakistan, an official said.

Kabul blast claimed by Taliban: Timeline of terror attacks in Afghanistan capital since 2016
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Kabul blast claimed by Taliban: Timeline of terror attacks in Afghanistan capital since 2016

Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have stepped up their attacks in Kabul since 2016, turning the city of some five million people into one of the deadliest places in Afghanistan for civilians

'Madrassas encourage terrorism': Shia Waqf Board chief tells Narendra Modi to shut down 'these educational institutions'
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'Madrassas encourage terrorism': Shia Waqf Board chief tells Narendra Modi to shut down 'these educational institutions'

The Shia Central Waqf Board has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shut down madrassas in the country, alleging that education imparted in these Islamic schools encouraged students to join terrorist ranks.

6,000 Africans who fought for Islamic State could return home, pose national security threat, says African Union official
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6,000 Africans who fought for Islamic State could return home, pose national security threat, says African Union official

Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned

As Iran-Saudi Arabia 'Cold War' escalates, a look at what could happen next
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As Iran-Saudi Arabia 'Cold War' escalates, a look at what could happen next

From a Yemeni missile attack to the resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, the "Cold War" between the West Asia rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has been heating up