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US man tries to burn store run by Indian-Americans in Florida, thinking they were 'Muslims'

In yet another incident highlighting the dangerously growing trend of racist attacks in the United States, a man in Florida tried to burn down a convenience store owned by Indian-Americans, thinking they were 'Muslims'.

Mar 12, 2017, 10:35 AM IST

13,000 flee ISIS bastion Manbij since start of assault: Monitor

At least 13,000 civilians have fled the Islamic State group bastion of Manbij in northern Syria since the launch of a US-backed offensive there, a monitor said Monday. 

Jul 04, 2016, 17:14 PM IST

Istanbul airport bombers planned hostage-taking: Report

The three suicide attackers in Istanbul`s main international airport are believed to have been planning to take dozens of people hostage.

Jul 01, 2016, 14:41 PM IST

Most young Arabs reject Islamic State, think 'caliphate' will fail

A vast majority of young Arabs is increasingly rejecting the Islamic State (IS) extremist group and believes it will fail to establish a caliphate, a poll has found.

Apr 12, 2016, 19:51 PM IST

Israeli MPs vote to make Arabic compulsory in schools

Israeli MPs voted on Wednesday to make Arabic classes compulsory for students from the age of six.

Oct 29, 2015, 00:05 AM IST

Israel arrests more than 1,000 Palestinians this month

Those who were arrested were young men and women, the Ramallah-based aid group said.

Oct 26, 2015, 00:15 AM IST

Thousands of Israelis rally for peace talks with Palestinians

The demonstrators chanted "Jews and Arabs don't want to hate each other".

Oct 25, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

At least 18 killed in Algerian ethnic clashes: Medical sources

At least 18 people have been killed in clashes between Arabs and Berbers in Algeria`s desert town of Ghrdaia, with several businesses burned down, medical sources and state media said on Wednesday.

Jul 08, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Iran`s Rouhani says Arabs, West miscalculated in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused Arab and Western governments of miscalculating in their backing for Syrian rebels as the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group gathered in Paris Tuesday.

Jun 02, 2015, 14:09 PM IST

Arabs vow to pound Yemen rebels until they surrender

Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen`s main international airport and a renegade troop base in the capital Sunday, as Arab leaders vowed to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender.

Mar 30, 2015, 01:38 AM IST

Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power.

Mar 27, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

Israel Prez calls for 'healing', opens govt formation talks

Israeli President on Sunday began consultations with representatives of parties elected to the parliament for formation of a new government, calling upon them to start "healing" the rifts created during the "passion- filled" election, won by incumbent premier Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mar 22, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

Mali peace deal to be signed Sunday in Algiers: Ministry

 Mali`s government and six militant groups from the country`s violence-strewn north are to sign a peace accord in Algiers on Sunday, the Algerian foreign ministry announced.

Mar 01, 2015, 01:21 AM IST

Arabs to ask UN to ease Libya arms embargo

Arab states will ask the UN Security Council Wednesday to lift an arms embargo on weapons sales to Libya`s internationally recognised government for its fight against jihadists, Egypt said.

Feb 19, 2015, 00:46 AM IST

Israel Arabs declare nationwide strike after Bedouin deaths

 Leaders of Israel`s 1.7 million Arabs declared a general strike throughout the country on Tuesday in protest at the recent deaths of two Bedouin men in confrontations with police.

Jan 20, 2015, 14:10 PM IST

Arabs discuss UN resolution to end Israel's occupation

Arab ambassadors met on Monday to discuss Palestinian amendments to a UN resolution that would call for an end to Israel's occupation within three years, a move vehemently opposed by Israel.

Dec 30, 2014, 00:54 AM IST

Eva Longoria says she relates to struggle of Arabs

 Eva Longoria has revealed that that she can relate to struggle faced by the Arabs.

Dec 15, 2014, 19:20 PM IST

Israel president admits wrongs to Arabs at massacre memorial

President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday acknowledged past and present wrongdoings to Israel's Arabs, while calling for calm in the wake of growing unrest in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Oct 26, 2014, 23:45 PM IST

Long flight from Sunni militants leads Iraqi Turkmens to Baghdad

Iraq`s third largest ethnic group after Arabs and Kurds, they include both Sunnis and Shi`ites and have a history of being targeted in previous conflicts. 

Aug 16, 2014, 01:53 AM IST

More than 50 Palestinians arrested in Jerusalem for rioting

At least 57 Palestinian Arabs were arrested in various parts of east Jerusalem overnight for recent riots and protests, the Israeli police said Wednesday.

Aug 14, 2014, 00:20 AM IST