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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Bad tidings for Middle East’s religion-based political groups

Arab News 09 Dec 2019
Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, former chairman of the Arab Council for Social Sciences, who says the Middle East has had enough of extremism, with Arabs having realized that political parties, groups and organizations based on religion were “taking them nowhere.” ... he told Arab News....
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Arabs reject religion’s role in politics

Arab News 09 Dec 2019
Militant groups in the Arab world face a gradual decline and most Arabs oppose the use of religion for political gain, a new survey suggests ... The Middle East had had enough of extremism and Arabs realized that political groups based on religion were “taking them nowhere,” Abdulla told Arab News ... Arabs fed up with corruption, survey suggests....
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Unemployment high on list of Arab youth’s major concerns

Arab News 09 Dec 2019
Sadly, only a few Arab countries offer their youth these opportunities ... According to an Arab NewsArab Strategy Forum research study conducted by YouGov, 55 percent of this demographic group believe corruption is the main problem in their country, followed by unemployment (46 percent) and lack of trust in government (30 percent) ....
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MBC's group appoints new CEO

The National 09 Dec 2019
MBC Group appointed Marc Antoine d’Halluin, former chairman of M7 Group, a Luxembourg-based television provider, as its group chief executive, the Arab broadcaster said ... Long-serving MBC Group chief executive resigns ... M7 Group was recently sold to Vivendi’s Canal+ Group for 1 billion euros....
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MBC group appoints new CEO

The National 09 Dec 2019
MBC Group appointed Marc Antoine d’Halluin, former chairman of M7 Group, a Luxembourg-based television provider, as its group chief executive, the Arab broadcaster said ... Long-serving MBC Group chief executive resigns ... M7 Group was recently sold to Vivendi’s Canal+ Group for 1 billion euros....
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Lebanon's Hariri reemerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws

Gulf Daily News 09 Dec 2019
Beirut ... President Michel Aoun responded by postponing until Dec ... The delay was requested by most parties in parliament, the presidency said ... After Hariri quit, talks to agree a new cabinet became mired in divisions between Hariri, who is aligned with Western and Gulf Arab states, and adversaries including the Iran-backed group Hezbollah ... ....
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Lebanon’s Hariri reemerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws

Middle East Monitor 09 Dec 2019
Read ... After Hariri quit, talks to agree a new cabinet became mired in divisions between Hariri, who is aligned with Western and Gulf Arab states, and adversaries including the Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah ... But this demand has been rejected by groups including Hezbollah and its ally Aoun, a Maronite Christian....
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Russians in Raqqa two years after US helped take city from ISIS

The Jerusalem Post 09 Dec 2019
Russian forces entered Raqqa according to a Russian TV channel and other reports ... It appears that it is part of another plan by the Syrian regime to negotiate with Arab tribes and other groups by sending a delegation to Qamishli and continue outreach that is designed to undermine the remaining US role in Syria ... ....
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Iranian Port City Bears Brunt of Crackdown

The Algemeiner 08 Dec 2019
The Ahvaz National Resistance, an Iranian Arab separatist group, claimed responsibility in September 2018 for an attack on a Revolutionary Guards parade in that city, in which 29 people were killed and 70 wounded ... International human rights groups have long accused Iran of ......
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An End to Magical Thinking in the Middle East

The Atlantic 08 Dec 2019
ensuring freedom of navigation and access to hydrocarbons in the Gulf; guarding against a regional or external hegemon who might endanger the security of long-standing friends such as Israel or key Arab states; and working with others to prevent the emergence of terrorist groups ......
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With eye on Iran, GCC summit could try to resolve dispute with Qatar

Gulf News 08 Dec 2019
In June 2017, the quartet cut off diplomatic and transportation links with Qatar over its support for extremist groups ... In 2014, Qatar signed a pact in Riyadh to end an earlier Gulf crisis, committing it to halt support for terrorist groups and hostile media campaign against other Arab countries....
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Lebanon's Hariri reemerges as prime minister candidate as Khatib withdraws

The Jerusalem Post 08 Dec 2019
Hariri quit as prime minister on Oct ... After Hariri quit, talks to agree a new cabinet became mired in divisions between Hariri, who is aligned with Western and Gulf Arab states, and adversaries including the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah ... But this demand has been rejected by groups including Hezbollah and its ally Aoun, a Maronite Christian ... ....

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