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Israel sets temporary Gaza humanitarian truce

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Israel sets temporary Gaza humanitarian truce JERUSALEM: Israel said on Wednesday it would temporarily halt fire in the Gaza Strip on Thursday for a five-hour period, citing humanitarian reasons. The military said after contacts with U.N. officials Israel has decided that “between 1000 (0700 GMT) and 1500 (1200 GMT) the Israeli military will cease operational activity with the Gaza Strip and...


30% of Gazans killed by Israel are women, kids: Report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th July 2014

30% of Gazans killed by Israel are women, kids: Report ISLAMABAD: Thirty percent of the Gazans killed by Israeli offensive against the blockaded sliver are women and children, a report said. The figure was announced according to a DPA count based on a list of names provided by Gaza’s Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra, Press TV reported. Nearly 200 people have been killed and more...


Israel warns 100,000 Gazans to leave homes: military

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th July 2014

Israel warns 100,000 Gazans to leave homes: military JERUSALEM: The Israeli army has warned some 100,000 Palestinians in the eastern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes, military sources said Wednesday. AFP correspondents saw flyers dropped over the Zeitun neighbourhood south-east of Gaza City, and residents there and elsewhere also reported receiving recorded phone and text messages urging them to evacuate by 0500 GMT....


Israel air raid targets senior Hamas leader’s home: officials

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th July 2014

Israel air raid targets senior Hamas leader’s home: officials GAZA CITY:Israeli war planes bombed the house of senior Hamas leader Mahmud al-Zahar on Wednesday, security officials said, on day nine of an operation against militants in the besieged Palestinian territory. There was no one in the house, in western Gaza City, at the time the air strike hit, the security sources and witnesses said, adding that...


Israel accepts Egypt’s Gaza truce proposal: media

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Israel accepts Egypt’s Gaza truce proposal: media JERUSALEM: Israel’s security cabinet on Tuesday accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal after a week of the deadliest violence in and around Gaza in years, Israeli media reports said. Ministers in the security cabinet, which began meeting early on Tuesday, decided to accept the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire which began at 0600 GMT, army radio...


Israeli forces shell Lebanon after cross-border rocket attack

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Israeli forces shell Lebanon after cross-border rocket attack JERUSALEM: Israeli forces shelled southern Lebanon on Monday in response to a cross-border rocket attack, both sides said. A spokeswoman for Israel’s army said it “immediately responded with artillery fire towards the source of the fire” from Lebanon, where security sources confirmed the Israeli shelling. Source:...


Security Council urges Shiite rebels to quit Yemeni city

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Security Council urges Shiite rebels to quit Yemeni city UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council called on Shiite rebels Friday to leave the northern Yemeni city of Amran, which they seized in a major advance toward the capital. In a unanimous declaration, the council’s 15 members threatened targeted sanctions on those impeding the political transition process in Yemen and renewed their support of...


UN Security Council to vote Monday on Syria aid access resolution

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UN Security Council to vote Monday on Syria aid access resolution UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution to allow aid access at four border crossings into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent, said Western diplomats, who were hopeful Russia and China will support the move. Australian U.N. Ambassador Gary Quinlan, who drafted the resolution with Luxembourg and Jordan, posted...


Gaza toll at 118 in day five of Israeli strikes

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Gaza toll at 118 in day five of Israeli strikes GAZA CITY :Thirteen Palestinians have been killed in  Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Saturday, bringing the toll on the fifth day of violence to 118, medics said. Two were killed in a strike that hit a charitable association for the disabled in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, while three others died in...


Kuwait calls for urgent Arab ministers meeting on Gaza crisis

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Kuwait calls for urgent Arab ministers meeting on Gaza crisis CAIRO:Kuwait requested on Friday an urgent Arab foreign ministers meeting to discuss “the deteriorating situation” in the Gaza Strip, its Arab League representative said, as Israeli air strikes pound the Palestinian enclave. Israel’s aerial military campaign targeting rocket-firing militants in Gaza has killed around 110 Palestinians since it began early Tuesday. The Arab foreign ministers’...


Israeli air strike kills three in Gaza City: medics

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Israeli air strike kills three in Gaza City: medics GAZA CITY:Three Palestinians were killed in a new Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, raising the toll in five days of violence to 121, medics said. The men were killed in the Tufah neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, according to Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for Gaza’s health ministry. Source:...


Lebanon news agency says two rockets fired from south Lebanon towards Israel

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Lebanon news agency says two rockets fired from south Lebanon towards Israel BEIRUT:Lebanon’s national news agency said on Friday two rockets were fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel at 6.30 a.m. local time (0430 GMT). The agency said it was not clear who had fired the rockets,which were launched from the Hasbaya area towards “occupied territories”. Source:...


Huge blast as Gaza rocket slams into Israel gas station

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Huge blast as Gaza rocket slams into Israel gas station JERUSALEM: A rocket fired from Gaza hit a petrol station in southern Israel on Friday, causing a huge explosion and injuring three people, the army and medics said. “A barrage of rockets was fired at Ashdod, one of which hit a gas station causing massive damage,” a statement from the army said. Medics said three...


Hyundai Heavy wins $2.0 billion UAE offshore project

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

Hyundai Heavy wins $2.0 billion UAE offshore project SEOUL: South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries said Friday it had won a $2 billion project to build offshore oil production facilities in the United Arab Emirates. The deal with the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) is for a project in the Nasr oil field, 130 kilometers (80 miles) off Abu Dhabi. The facilities to...


Iran’s supreme leader reveals demands in nuclear talks

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Iran’s supreme leader reveals demands in nuclear talks TEHRAN:Iran’s supreme leader revealed Tuesday that it ultimately wants 190,000 nuclear centrifuges — a figure he said was 19 times higher than world powers want to allow under a deal being discussed in Vienna. The comments, published on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s website on Tuesday, represent a dramatic intervention in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and...


UAE president in good health despite rumours -Abu Dhabi crown prince

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UAE president in good health despite rumours -Abu Dhabi crown prince DUBAI: The president of the United ArabEmirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, is in good health, his brother, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, said on Monday, after speculation on social media about his condition. OPEC member UAE, a key Western ally, is a major oil exporter and a regional financial, trade and tourism...


Israel PM calls father of murdered Palestinian teen

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Israel PM calls father of murdered Palestinian teen JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday telephoned the father of an east Jerusalem teenager who was kidnapped and killed last week in a suspected revenge attack by Jewish extremists. The brutal murder of Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, on Wednesday has sparked days of clashes between angry protesters and riot police which began...


Six killed during attacks on Saudi-Yemeni border post

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th July 2014

Six killed during attacks on Saudi-Yemeni border post DUBAI: At least six people, including a suicide bomber and two security personnel, were killed at a Saudi-Yemeni border crossing on Friday, in attacks that highlighted the threat posed by militants to the security of both nations. Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, has long viewed its 1,800 km (1,100 mile) border with impoverished,...


Militants ready new assault on Iraq’s Samarra: witnesses

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th June 2014

Militants ready new assault on Iraq’s Samarra: witnesses SAMARRA, Iraq: Militants were gathering Friday for a new attempt to take the Iraqi city of Samarra, home to a revered Shiite shrine whose 2006 bombing sparked a sectarian war, witnesses said. A major offensive launched by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and its allies late Monday has overrun second city...


Saudi wife shoots her husband over second marriage

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th June 2014

Saudi wife shoots her husband over second marriage RIYAD: A Saudi woman attacked her husband and his new bride in the Sakaka town of Al Jouf province in northwestern Saudi Arabia, a few days after their wedding. According to Arab website, a Saudi man did second marriage over which, his first wife got angry. The dispute became severe between the couple, as a result of which,...


Bombs at Iraq funeral procession kill 20: police

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th June 2014

Bombs at Iraq funeral procession kill 20: police BAQUBA, Iraq: Two bombs exploded near a funeral procession in the Iraqi city of Baquba on Tuesday, killing 20 people, police and a doctor said. The blasts in the capital of Diyala province, 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of Baghdad, also wounded 28 people, the sources said. Mourners were carrying the body of a teacher...


Turkey coal mine explosion kills 166, traps hundred others

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2014

Turkey coal mine explosion kills 166, traps hundred others At least 166 people were killed and hundreds more trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said Wednesday, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time. The latest toll, expected to rise further, came as rescue operations continued overnight following Tuesday’s disaster when a total...


Car bomb, rocket fire kill 45 in Syria’s Homs: governor

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th April 2014

Car bomb, rocket fire kill 45 in Syria’s Homs: governor DAMASCUS: A car bomb and rocket attack on a government-held district of the Syrian city of Homs killed at least 45 people and wounded 85 on Tuesday, the provincial governor said. Governor Talal al-Barazi told AFP the car bomb detonated in the Zahra neighbourhood in the central city, killing 36 people, adding that the blast...


Al Qaeda chief mourns slain Syria fighter, says infighting must end

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th April 2014

Al Qaeda chief mourns slain Syria fighter, says infighting must end BEIRUT: Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for fighters in Syria to end the infighting that killed a one-time companion of Osama bin Laden earlier this year, according to an audio tape posted online. In the message, Zawahiri mourned the death of Abu Khaled al-Soury, who was killed by an al Qaeda splinter group...


Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd April 2014

Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad BAGHDAD: Iraqi soldiers killed more than 40 militants in clashes near Baghdad on Thursday as anti-government fighters edged close to the capital just weeks before national parliamentary elections. The firefight was the latest in a surge in bloodshed over the past year, amid fears insurgents could seek to destabilise the April 30 polls by upping...


Ancient ‘ritual wand’ with human faces discovered in Syria

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th March 2014

Ancient ‘ritual wand’ with human faces discovered in Syria ISLAMABAD: Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient staff carved with two realistic human faces in southern Syria. The roughly 9,000-year-old artifact was discovered near a graveyard where about 30 people were buried without their heads which were found in a nearby living space. “The find is very unusual. It’s unique,” said study co-author Frank Braemer, an...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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