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UN says Palestinians, Israelis reach deal on Gaza reconstruction

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th September 2014

UN says Palestinians, Israelis reach deal on Gaza reconstruction UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday. Serry told the U.N. Security Council that the United Nations had brokered the...


Rates of camps at holy places to be reduced during Hajj

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th September 2014

Rates of camps at holy places to be reduced during Hajj ISLAMABAD: Saudi Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar,has said the ministry will reduce occupancy rates of camps at the holy places from 85 percent to 75 percent with the aim to reduce the cost of the pilgrimage. Hajjar revealed that the ministry is considering the re-evaluation of Haj companies and allowing them to reduce the number of...


PIMA invites surgeons to get registered for relief work in Gaza

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2014

PIMA invites surgeons to get registered for relief work in Gaza KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) here on Friday announced to despatch its third team of doctors to Gaza by end of September this year. A PIMA spokesman said there was urgent need of general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, vascular surgeons and plastic surgeons for around 10,000 injured citizens in Gaza. Interested doctors were advised to...


Gaza truce holds as Israel, Hamas claim ‘victory’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th August 2014

Gaza truce holds as Israel, Hamas claim ‘victory’ GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories : The skies over Gaza remained calm Wednesday as a long-term ceasefire took hold, ending the deadliest violence in a decade, with Israel and Hamas both claiming ‘victory’ in the 50-day war. Millions in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome night of peace during which there were no strikes...


Saudi set for $8.5 billion from hajj: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2014

Saudi set for $8.5 billion from hajj: study MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia could earn $8.5 billion from this October’s hajj, according to a study published on Monday, which predicted that two million Muslims would make the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Mecca Chamber of Commerce said revenues from the world’s largest annual gathering of Muslims would increase by three percent from last year....


Israel in deadly Gaza air raids, Egypt in new truce plan

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Israel in deadly Gaza air raids, Egypt in new truce plan GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Violence reverberated across Gaza on Monday with at least eight Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes as Egypt proposed a new ceasefire that would open key crossings into the blockaded territory. Since an earlier truce collapsed on August 19, the death toll in Gaza has risen steadily with 109 Palestinians killed...


Israeli strikes kill 24 on day 45 of Gaza war

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Israeli strikes kill 24 on day 45 of Gaza war GAZA CITY: Three senior Hamas commanders and four children were among 24 Palestinians killed in Gaza Thursday as Israel stepped up air strikes on day 45 of the bloody conflict. Aside from the 24 people killed in air strikes, rescue workers also found the body of a child under the rubble who had been killed...


Clashes near Kabul as Karzai calls for political unity

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Clashes near Kabul as Karzai calls for political unity KABUL: About 200 Taliban fighters launched an offensive in a province near Kabul on Tuesday as Afghanistan’s disputed election threatens to leave the central government weakened at the same time as US troops pull out. President Hamid Karzai appealed for the two men vying to succeed him to end their stand-off over the poll result...


Saudi top cleric blasts Qaeda, IS as ‘enemy No 1′ of Islam

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Saudi top cleric blasts Qaeda, IS as ‘enemy No 1′ of Islam RIYADH: Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh on Tuesday blasted Al-Qaeda and Islamic State jihadists as “enemy number one” of Islam, in a statement issued in Riyadh. “The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism… have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam,” the kingdom’s top cleric...


Three Gaza rockets hit southern Israel during truce: Army

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Three Gaza rockets hit southern Israel during truce: Army JERUSALEM: Three rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip struck near the southern Israeli city of Beersheva Tuesday, hours before a ceasefire was due to expire, the military said. “Three (rockets) fell on open ground in the Beersheva area,” a spokeswoman told AFP. There were no reports of casualties. Source:...


Israel will hit back hard if more Gaza rocket attacks: PM

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Israel will hit back hard if more Gaza rocket attacks: PM JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that Israel will hit back hard if Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza resume, speaking just hours before the midnight expiry of a five-day ceasefire. “We are ready for all scenarios… the army is ready to respond with force if the firing (of rockets) resumes,” he said in a...


Iran backs choice of new Iraq PM: top official

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Iran backs choice of new Iraq PM: top official TEHRAN: Iran, a key ally of Iraq’s sidelined Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said Tuesday it backed the legal process to pick his replacement, following the nomination of Haidar al-Abadi as new head of government. Ali Shamkhani, secretary and representative of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, made the remarks at...


‘Resistance!’ cry crowds at Hamas Gaza victory rally

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th August 2014

‘Resistance!’ cry crowds at Hamas Gaza victory rally GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Aug 07, (APP/AFP) – Hundreds of Palestinians poured onto the streets of Gaza City on Thursday to attend a Hamas victory rally, chanting support for resistance against Israel, an AFP reporter said. Loudspeakers mounted by the roadside blared out Hamas victory songs as the crowd — most of them men but...


Israeli offensive deteriorates Gaza water crisis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th August 2014

Israeli offensive deteriorates Gaza water crisis Palestine: Israel’s offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip has exacerbated a crippling water crisis in the Palestinian enclave.The Gaza Strip was already facing a water shortage before the Israeli  war on the blockaded enclave began on July 8. The Israeli onslaught on the area has deteriorated the situation and most of the families in the...


British Muslim minister quits government over Gaza policy

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th August 2014

British Muslim minister quits government over Gaza policy LONDON: A British minister who was the first Muslim woman to sit in the Cabinet has resigned over the British government’s policy on Gaza, she said on Tuesday. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, wrote on Twitter: “With deep regret I have this morning written to...


Israel, Palestinians agree 72-hour truce from Tuesday: source

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th August 2014

Israel, Palestinians agree 72-hour truce from Tuesday: source CAIRO: Israel and the Palestinians have agreed a new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire starting 0500 GMT Tuesday after negotiations in Cairo, a senior Egyptian official said. A Palestinian delegation, including Hamas representatives, has been holding talks in Cairo with Egyptian mediators for a durable truce in Gaza, but Israel has not yet sent any negotiators to...


Sisi says Egypt truce plan ‘real chance’ to end Gaza clashes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd August 2014

Sisi says Egypt truce plan ‘real chance’ to end Gaza clashes CAIRO: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday an Egyptian truce plan provided a “real chance” to end the Gaza conflict, stressing the need for its speedy implementation. “The Egyptian proposal is the real chance to find a solution to the crisis in Gaza and to end the bloodshed,” Sisi told a joint news conference with...


Gaza toll rises over 1,270 on day 23 of Israeli assault

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th July 2014

Gaza toll rises over 1,270 on day 23 of Israeli assault GAZA CITY: Forty people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza Wednesday, including 16 killed when shells hit a UN school, sending the Palestinian toll from 23 days of fighting over 1,270. The latest violence saw six members of the same family, three of them children, killed when an Israeli shell hit the Tuffah neighbourhood in...


UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 28th July 2014

UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire. The statement expresses strong support for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire, allowing for the...


Israel sets temporary Gaza humanitarian truce

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th July 2014

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

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th July 2014

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

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2014

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

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th July 2014

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...


 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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