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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Qatar to host 22-team Arab Cup in Dec 2021

Beijing News 25 Nov 2020
Qatar will host an Arab Cup tournament, featuring 22 teams in ... In the Arab Cup, the 16 teams that take part in the final stage will be split into four groups, with the top two from each qualifying for the quarter-finals....

Mass prayers to be held for Jews buried in Arab countries

Cleveland Jewish News 25 Nov 2020
Groups already registered for the event include the Israeli umbrella organization for Jews from Arab countries, representing millions of people in the Jewish state; Maccabi World Union, the Jewish organization with the largest active global membership; the European Jewish ......

Qatar and Iran sign agreements to boost trade and ties

The National 25 Nov 2020
Relations between Doha and Tehran has been a cause for concern for both the US and Gulf Arab states who accuse Iran of meddling into regional affairs and arming proxy groups in the region ... In 2017, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, over its funding of terrorism and ties to extremist groups....

Two blasts kill seven in Syrian rebel-held northwest near Turkish border

Yahoo Daily News 25 Nov 2020
The two cities, which Turkey administers with the help of Syrian Arab rebels it backs, have in the last year been frequently hit by bombings detonated in crowded civilian areas ... The YPG says Ankara wants to drive out Kurds and settle Arabs....

Houthi official: Missile used in Jeddah attack should have been fired at Eilat

Cleveland Jewish News 25 Nov 2020
A Houthi-developed Quds 2 cruise missile was used in Monday’s attack against Saudi Arabia, a spokesman for the group said on Monday. “Quds” is the Arabic term for Jerusalem.. ....

Cluster Munitions: Condemn New Use, Production

Human Rights 25 Nov 2020
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The election was historic for Biden, Arab Americans and the US

Erie Times-News 24 Nov 2020
The following was submitted by Marwan Kreidie, the executive director of the Philadelphia Arab American Development Corps and a professor at West Chester University, and Dr ... Just a half century ago, our ethnic groupsIrish, Italian, Polish, Arab, and Eastern and Central European, — formed the bedrock of the Democratic Party....

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi becomes first Arab woman appointed president of the International Publishers Association

The National 24 Nov 2020
... in the UAE, across the GCC and in the wider Arab region. She is the founder of Kalimat Group, the UAE's first publishing house solely for publishing children's Arabic books, founder of the Emirates Publishers Association, and founder of the UAE Board on Books for Young People....

Arab authors call for UAE boycott

The Jerusalem Post 24 Nov 2020
A group of Arab authors are calling for a boycott of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, which are both funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to protest Abu Dhabi's decision to normalize ties with Israel, according to Financial Times....

Netanyahu planning trip to Bahrain 'soon'

The Hill 24 Nov 2020
Last week, a group of Bahraini officials made their first visit to ... The normalization of relations between the Gulf states and Israel has caused criticism from Palestinian groups, arguing that the move undermines an agreement among Arab nations to boycott Israel in solidarity....

Landmark offers ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ option

Gulf Daily News 24 Nov 2020
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Arab Strap Announce First Album Since 2005, Share First Song ‘Compersion Pt. 1′

Spin 24 Nov 2020
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How a Haditha-Haifa Pipeline Would Benefit Iraq

The Washington Institute 24 Nov 2020
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