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    Mahsa Amini's death in Iranian police custody has lit a spark in a nation seething with anger and discontent

    Iranian authorities maintain that she died of a heart attack. Her family says thart she had no pre-existing heart conditions. Her death has sparked outrage in a country seething with anger over a long list of grievances and a wide range of socio-economic concerns.

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    Why Elon Musk's Starlink will not affect protests in Iran

    He was making a promise to allow Iranians affected by state-imposed internet restrictions to use his satellite internet network operated by SpaceX. And the United States government said it would support his efforts by easing its sanctions on Iran by promoting the free use of the internet and issuing the necessary permits to make the process work.

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    At UNGA, UAE minister demands return of 3 islands seized by Iran

    NEW YORK CITY: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud has reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to the UN charter, calling on the international community to strengthen cooperation amid several global challenges. In a wide-ranging speech on the fifth day of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York City, the minister covered several major geopolitical issues across the region and the world.

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    Iran's pro-government counter-protesters try to change narrative

    Tehran, Iran – The calls to gather have been coming through announcements and mass text messages. But with international attention on the protests that have rocked Iran following the death of a woman in the custody of the country’s “morality police”, the mass gatherings called for in the messages have been to show support, not opposition, to the Iranian government. The calls followed a similar effort two days ago following Friday prayers, which saw thousands join.

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    How samovar tea is warming hearts in Qatar

    These are the same Malabaris who have brought samovar tea to Qatar. Samovar and karak look the same but it is the latter that is suddenly rising up the popularity charts and gathering a lot of interest among Qatar residents. A karak, by default, is strong, as the name implies.

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    Hindu nationalists now pose a global problem

    On September 17, young Hindu men marched through the streets of Leicester, chanting “Jai Sri Ram” – now a Hindu nationalist war cry – and attacking Muslims. This is the muscular brand of Hindu pride and chauvinism that Hindu nationalists have always aspired to. These tensions have been in the offing.

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    Putin grants Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Snowden

    President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former US security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader. Snowden is one of 75 foreign nationals granted Russian citizenship by the decree published on an official government website on Monday. The 39-year-old, a former contractor with the US National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the United States after leaking classified documents detailing govern