NIA arrests Kerala based Islamic State operative on arrival from Qatar

New Delhi, Apr 10: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a resident of Kerala in connection with an Islamic State related case.

The accused person, Shaibu Nihar a resident of Kozhikode was arrested upon his arrival at the Calicut International Airport from Doha, Qatar.


Iran sends five planes with vegetables to Qatar

iranairIn a bid to reach out, Iran has sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar which has been boycotted by several Gulf countries. So far five planes carrying… vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 tonnes of cargo, while another plane will be sent on Sunday,” Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi said.

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Arab crisis: Flying to Qatar from India to be costlier, longer

qatarindiaFlights to Qatar from India will be costlier. There would be no disruption of flight services between India and Qatar or vice-versa, but the travel time will be longer. Saudi Arabia, Baharain among other countries on Monday cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar accusing the country of supporting terrorism.

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Oil prices higher following rift in Middle East

petrolThe political rift in the Middle East saw crude futures rise. Saudi Arabia and three other countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar accusing it of supporting terrorism and meddling in internal affairs.

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Why Qatar has Arab nations fuming against it, an explainer

On Monday four Arab nations, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. The main reason cited is the country’s support for Islamist groups and its relations with Iran. What is the dispute about and also what triggered this entire episode?

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Why the conflict between Qatar and Gulf nations is bad news for India

Hyderabad: The Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, on March 25, 2015. (Photo: IANS)The fall out between Qatar and the Gulf nations is not good news for India. While India cannot do much at this juncture, it could hope that the issue is sorted out. Qatar is home to 8 million Indians and is vital to India’s energy supply.

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IB vs Wahabi: The war against saudi funding

saudiThe crackdown on the NGOs which have been getting foreign funds will also include the finances that come in from Saudi Arabia and Qatar into India, a home ministry official informed.

India The government which has cracked down on several NGOs for not making public the foreign contributions has also identified several NGOs which have been getting funds from Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a bid to spread radical extremism in India. Read more

Why does Saudi Arabia fund the ISIS?

ISIS FLAGTerrorism may appear to be mindless, but it is a well known fact there are governments which fund terrorist groups and use them as proxies to disrupt other nations.

India is no stranger to this concept and has been facing the proxies from Paksitan which continue to disrupt peace and tranquility, especially in Jammu and Kashmir and the occasional metropolitan strikes.

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