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Israeli air strike destroys Hamas TV building in Gaza

Israeli air strike destroys Hamas TV building in Gaza

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories), Nov 13 :  An Israeli air strike destroyed Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV building in the Gaza Strip Tuesday after a series of warning shots, AFP journalists reported, drawing threats of a harsh response from Palestinian militants. The strike came as violence again flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Hamas confirmed […]

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India appeals to donors to enhance contributions to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

India appeals to donors to enhance contributions to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

United Nations, Nov 13 :  India has voiced concern over the financial crunch at the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and appealed to nations to enhance contributions to it, saying this support will be a practical way of expressing continued solidarity with millions of Palestine refugees. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine […]

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US security chief Bolton vows to ‘squeeze’ Iran

US security chief Bolton vows to ‘squeeze’ Iran

Singapore, Nov 13:  US National Security Advisor John Bolton vowed Tuesday to “squeeze” Iran “until the pips squeak”, a week after a tough new round of sanctions came into force. President Donald Trump has dramatically increased pressure on Tehran, withdrawing from an international agreement aimed at ending its nuclear programme and introducing several rounds of […]

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Saudi ‘kill team’s’ luggage contained syringes, scissors: Report

Saudi ‘kill team’s’ luggage contained syringes, scissors: Report

Istanbul, Nov 13 :  Luggage carried by a 15-member Saudi team dispatched to Istanbul included scissors, defibrillators and syringes that may have been used against journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate, a pro-government Turkish daily said Tuesday. X-ray images of the luggage were published in the Sabah newspaper as the New […]

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Exchange of fire during Israel operation in Gaza, six dead: officials

Exchange of fire during Israel operation in Gaza, six dead: officials

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories), Nov 12 : Israel’s army said an exchange of fire erupted Monday during an operation in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinian officials reported six people killed, including a local commander of Hamas’s armed wing. “During (Israeli military) operational activity in the Gaza Strip, an exchange of fire evolved. More details to follow,” […]

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US seeks voluntary and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from B’desh to Myanmar

US seeks voluntary and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from B’desh to Myanmar

Washington, Nov 12 :  Seeking a voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, the US asserted that Dhaka must ensure that the returnees have the freedom of movement and “not be confined to camps”. Dhaka and Naypyidaw have agreed last month to begin by mid-November the repatriation of hundreds of […]

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Sri Lanka parties file court challenge against parliament sacking

Sri Lanka parties file court challenge against parliament sacking

Colombo, Nov 12:  Sri Lanka’s main political parties on Monday filed petitions challenging President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of parliament and asked the Supreme Court to restore the legislature. Three parties, which together enjoy an absolute majority in the assembly, asked the highest court to also declare Sirisena’s October 26 sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe […]

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149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics, military

149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics, military

Hodeida, Nov 12 :  At least 149 people including civilians were killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday. A military source in Hodeida confirmed seven civilians had died in the key port city, without giving further details. Medics in […]

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New statue in France commemorates role of Indian soldiers in World War I

New statue in France commemorates role of Indian soldiers in World War I

Paris, Nov 11:  A new statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers in World War I was unveiled in the town of Laventie in France on Sunday to mark Armistice Day when the war ended in 1918. The seven-foot bronze statue is the first of 57 similar commemorative sculptures planned by the Inter-Faith Shaheedi Commemoration […]

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Nepal hit by moderate earthquake

Nepal hit by moderate earthquake

Kathmandu, Nov 11:  An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in Darchula in far-west Nepal, and the surrounding districts on Sunday afternoon, creating panic among the residents. The epicenter of the earthquake was Khela in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that occurred at 12.52 pm, the Seismological Department of Nepal said. Khela […]

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