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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Anadolu Agency 27 Oct 2021
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Navigating Influence in Afghanistan: the Cases of Qatar and Pakistan

The Washington Institute 27 Oct 2021
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Saudi Arabia, UAE summon Lebanon envoys over Yemen war criticism

Al Jazeera 27 Oct 2021
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has been hoping to improve ties with Gulf Arab states which have been strained for years because of the influence wielded in Beirut by the Iran-backed Shia group Hezbollah. Lebanon, he added, was eager for the best relations with Arab states ... “I stated my position with love as a human who feels Arab suffering.”....

Yemen comments put fresh strain on Lebanon’s Gulf ties

Metro USA 27 Oct 2021
5 have, since it began circulating on social media on Tuesday, further strained Lebanon’s already difficult ties with Gulf Arab states ... Mikati has been hoping to improve ties with Gulf Arab states which have been strained for years because of the influence wielded in Beirut by the Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah....

Healing Israelis and Palestinians - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 27 Oct 2021
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GCC condemns Kordahi’s comments on Yemen war

The Arab Weekly 27 Oct 2021
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Saudi Arabia U23 footballers set out on Olympic journey in Uzbekistan

Arab News 27 Oct 2021
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Call for Entries Issued for the 2022 Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards

Egypt Commercial News 27 Oct 2021
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates & Yemen ... Nominations citing innovative achievements will be accepted & judged in both Arabic & English in more than 100 categories across the following groups....

A new overarching Asian order

Hindustan Times 27 Oct 2021
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Turkish Parliament Extends ‘Military Mandate’ for Cross-border Operations in Iraq and Syria

GlobalResearch 27 Oct 2021
... armed groups backed by Iran in the besieged nations will create a “terrorist corridor.” ... The news also comes following reports by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) saying Turkey has deployed reinforcements for its allied armed groups in Hasaka governorate in northwestern Syria....

Persianate Selves: Fostering conviviality from tradition

The New Arab 27 Oct 2021
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US FDA advisers back Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children

Gulf Daily News 27 Oct 2021
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People burn tires during a protest a day after the military seized power Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021.

Sudan coup: Why the army is gambling with the future

BBC News 27 Oct 2021
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