Arabs in India

A small but recognizable people with Arab origins have over time settled in the India.Many who arrived in Gujarat were later recruited to the army. Most Gujarati Arabs were traders, and business men who sold or traded silk, diamonds and other valuables resulting in wealthy business men. The city of Surat and villages within the city are notorious for Arab settlements. Variav and Randev are the few villages that Arabs started their lives in. In Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Iraqis arrived in 15th and 16th century from Sindh, Pakistan. These people claim ancestry from Arab tribe of Bani Tamim.In Hyderabad, Chaush are Arab community of Hadhrami descent whose ancestors were recruited as soldier by Nizam of Hyderabad. In Kerala, Syed Thangals of Hadhrami descent settled around 17th century as missionaries to propagate Islam. There are also Shia Sayyids in Northern region of country who claim descent from Wasit, Iraq like Zaidis. Sunni Sayyid of the country also claim Arab descent from Sufi missionaries but it is hard to say that every Sufi really belonged to Arab. Most of the Sufis migrated from Persia. Sunni Sayyid also include converts from higher Hindu castes like Brahmin and Kshatriya. Sunni Sheikhs also claim Arab descent from Sufis or migrants but it remains hoax. They don't know their tribe but trace lineage from Umar, Abu Bakr and Uthman, the Rashidun Caliphate. Many of present Sheikhs converted from Hindu castes such as Kayasth and Rajput.

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Saudi Dissident Writer Jamal Khashoggi's Dream Comes to Life 2 Years After His Killing

Yahoo Daily News 30 Sep 2020
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Gazans hold protest against normalization of ties with Israel

Press TV 30 Sep 2020
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The geopolitics of future normalization of Arab-Israeli relations

The Jerusalem Post 30 Sep 2020
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Tell-Tale at the New York Times

Blitz 30 Sep 2020
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Jamal Khashoggi’s vision realised as Saudia Arabia activists launch opposition groups

The Times/The Sunday Times 30 Sep 2020
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G20's debt-suspension initiative helps Arab countries defer $500m in payments

The National 30 Sep 2020
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Long-serving MBC Group chief executive resigns

The National 30 Sep 2020
British media executive Sam Barnett, who has been at the helm of one of the Arab world's leading broadcasters MBC Group since 2002, has resigned....
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The Latest: Israel says Hezbollah has ‘arms depot’ in Beirut

Federal News Radio 30 Sep 2020
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The Latest: Mali notable in its absence from UN meeting

The Sun Chronicle 30 Sep 2020
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The Latest: New Zealand representative gives live UN speech

The Milton Standard Journal 30 Sep 2020
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Ex-UN diplomat hails global support for Palestine cause

Middle East Monitor 30 Sep 2020
“This letter was signed by a group of Arab figures supporting the Palestinian people and their resistance, using all legitimate means against the apartheid they live and theft ......
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Why Middle East’s newest proxy battlefield is Libya

Asiatimes 30 Sep 2020
In various ways, diplomatic and military, France, Russia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Italy have all embroiled themselves in the conflict, each for its own reasons ... Russia, Turkey and the United States are still tussling in Syria, even if other Arab countries have stepped back from supporting opposition groups....
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Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as Kuwait's new ruling emir

The Argus Press 30 Sep 2020
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