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The Arab Spring withers into winter

Its promise has fallen short before the onslaught of the votaries of the old order and ruthless extremist forces, notes Talmiz Ahmad. A little over two years ago, the Arab Spring swept the......

Syrian uprising challenges Indian diplomacy

The extent and nature of India's role in the ongoing turmoil in West Asia must be defined primarily by its strategic interests in the region. Few are, however, sure if New Delhi has any idea about......

Abu Jundal arrest: Who stands to gain?

It's intriguing why Pakistani security establishment sent 26/11 handler Abu Jundal to Saudi despite being aware that he would be highly vulnerable. M K Bhadrakumar analyses Adrenaline has been......

Clinton's Delhi visit not spectacular, but a step forward

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to New Delhi last week was to prepare ground for the next US-India Strategic Dialogue to be held in Washington, says Alok Bansal The visit......

In PHOTOS: On Haj in the midst of Arab Spring

As one of Islam's five pillars, the Haj is enjoined on all Muslims who are physically able to carry it out, but this year the pilgrimage follows uprisings across the Arab world and growing tensions......

Global events that could hit economy

Central bank policy makers had one common theme when they addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. While all of them referred to the relatively stable and benign conditions in......

Bahrain steps up arrests ahead of Sunday's F1 race

Bahrain has arrested several people accused of stealing and burning cars amid heightened security in the island kingdom before Sunday's Formula One race, which the opposition sees as a chance to......

Police, protesters face off as Bahrain Grand Prix begins

Formula One cars took to the track in Bahrain on Friday, while the government, hoping for a successful Grand Prix, squared off against activists determined to mark it with "days of rage" after more......

Petrol bomb raises Bahrain Grand Prix fears

Safety fears grew ahead of this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain on Thursday after members of the Force India team were caught up in a petrol bomb incident and police fired tear gas and......

F1 chiefs give green light to Bahrain GP

Formula One will race in Bahrain as scheduled next week despite continuing anti-government protests, daily street clashes and security concerns for drivers and teams. The International Automobile......

Iraqi soccer fan shoots player dead

An Iraqi soccer fan shot dead a player of the opposing team as he tried to score an equalising goal in the final minutes of a match, police said on Monday.The shooting on Saturday in Hilla, 100 km......
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Q. Please explain Sunnis,Shias,Ahmedias and Wahabis.
:  A. Sunni:Accounting for at least 85 percent of the Islamic world, the Sunni claim to be the direct continuation of the faith as defined by Muhammad....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/please-explain-sunnisshiasahmedias-and-wahabis.//answers/10086926

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Q. Finally what punishment was given tothe rape victim in soudhi arabia ?
Venkat Ramani Ramachandran:  A. Are you referring to the story of the 19-year-old minority Shi'ite woman, victim of a gang-rape, who was sentenced to 200 lashes and six months...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/finally-what-punishment-was-given-tothe-rape-victim-in-soudh/10082722/answers/6519931

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Jordanian jihadis returning from Syria war rattle US-aligned kingdom

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian Islamist Ahmad Mahmoud fought with rebels in Syria for six weeks earlier this year, then... ...

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Concerned for stability, Saudi Arabia tightens curbs on dissent

By Sami Aboudi and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, rattled by regional turmoil that has destabilised the Middle East, is... ...

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Bahrain court jails 11 Shiites over police attack

today sentenced 11 Shiite demonstrators to five years in jail each for attacking police with iron rods and petrol bombs near Manama last year, a... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/bahrain-court-jails-11-shiites-over-police-attack-114041400930_1.html
Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab world

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognise it, looking to establish... ...

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Social challenges as Saudis draw throne's future

While Saudi Arabia's royals work out the succession of the throne behind closed doors, a few voices are raising the most sensitive matter of all in... ...

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