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Shia Muslims protesting in Pakistan. | By special arrangement | ThePrint

Why Pakistan’s Shias are disappearing and going into ‘small, dark cells’

Between 120 and 160 Pakistani Shias were 'detained' and reported 'missing' in the past several years. Many were taken away on their return from Iran, Iraq or Syria.
People from the Shia and Sunni Muslim community jointly hold namaaz at Masjid Babul Ilm. People with hands folded are Sunnis and those with their hands down are from the Shia community | By special arrangement

How an IS attack on a Kuwait mosque brought Delhi’s Shias & Sunnis together in namaz

Just this Wednesday, Shias and Sunnis came together at a Delhi mosque as the world celebrated Eid, continuing a practice started in 2015.

On Camera

People waiting to enter a supermarket have their identity documents checked by staff in Singapore (Representational image) | Photo: Roslan Rahman | Getty Images/AFP via Bloomberg

Don’t ignore the good news on Covid-19 from Asia

The perception of an Asian advantage often falls prey to essentialist thinking — that somehow the East's values, politics and culture is letting it do things the West can't.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

These are the measures China has proposed to ease tensions at LAC in Ladakh

Over a series of meetings, China has made several suggestions to de-escalate tensions at the border, but India has rejected them since they boost Beijing's strategic position.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.