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India’s ruling party faces backlash from Arab nations after its spokesperson makes controversial statements

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suspended spokeswoman Nupur Sharma in response to comments she made during a TV debate about the Prophet Mohammed. The BJP said in a statement on its website that the party respected all religions. “The BJP strongly denounces insult of any religious personalities of any religion.” Sharma said on Twitter […]

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Yemen: Death toll in prison air strikes climbs to 82

The death toll from the Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison operated by Yemen’s Houthi rebels climbed to at least 82 detainees, the rebels and an aid group said Saturday. Internet access in the Arab world’s poorest country meanwhile remained largely down as the coalition continued airstrikes on the capital of Sanaa and elsewhere. The […]