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EU mulls ways to help defuse Israel-Palestinian fighting

EU mulls ways to help defuse Israel-Palestinian fighting

Brussels: European Union foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday to discuss how to use the 27-nation bloc’s political clout to help diplomatic efforts to end the fighting between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants. The EU has been united in its calls for a ceasefire and the need for a political solution to end the latest […]

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Calls mount for Gaza-Israel cease-fire, greater US efforts

Calls mount for Gaza-Israel cease-fire, greater US efforts

United Nations: UN Security Council diplomats and Muslim foreign ministers convened emergency weekend meetings to demand a stop to civilian bloodshed as Israeli warplanes carried out the deadliest single attacks in nearly a week of Hamas rocket barrages and Israeli airstrikes. President Joe Biden gave no signs of stepping up public pressure on Israel to […]

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Israel says Gaza tunnels destroyed in heavy airstrikes

Israel says Gaza tunnels destroyed in heavy airstrikes

Gaza City (Gaza Strip): The Israeli military unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Monday, saying it destroyed 15 kilometers (nine miles) of militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. Residents of Gaza awakened by the overnight barrage described it as the heaviest since the war began a week […]

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Saudi Arabia eases travel ban for vaccinated citizens

Saudi Arabia eases travel ban for vaccinated citizens

Jiddah: Vaccinated Saudis will be allowed to leave the kingdom for the first time in more than a year on Monday as the country eases a ban on international travel aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus and its new variants. For the past 14 months, Saudi citizens have mostly been banned from travelling […]

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Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City

Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City

Gaza City: Israeli warplanes unleashed a new series of heavy airstrikes at several locations in Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on. Explosions rocked the city from north to south for 10 minutes in an attack that was heavier, on a […]

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Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

Gaza City:  Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight. Gaza’s Hamas rulers and other militant groups have fired barrages of hundreds of rockets […]

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Erdogan tells Putin that Israel needs a ‘lesson’

Erdogan tells Putin that Israel needs a ‘lesson’

Ankara, May 12 (AP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the international community should “give Israel a strong and deterrent lesson” against its conduct toward the Palestinians. That’s according to the Turkish Presidential Communications Directorate, which said the two leaders talked by phone Wednesday about the escalating confrontation sparked […]

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Gaza militants, children among 24 dead as Israel hits Hamas

Gaza militants, children among 24 dead as Israel hits Hamas

Gaza City:  Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza early Tuesday, hitting the high-rise home of a Hamas field commander and two border tunnels dug by militants, as Hamas and other armed groups fired dozens of rockets toward Israel. It was an escalation sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem. Since sundown Monday when the […]

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9 people killed in a school shooting in Russia – reports

9 people killed in a school shooting in Russia – reports

Moscow:  A school shooting erupted Tuesday in the Russian city of Kazan, leaving eight students and one teacher dead, Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing local emergency services. According to the Interfax news agency, two gunmen opened fire in the school, and one of them a 17-year-old has already been apprehended. Local officials […]

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Pakistan seals 2nd test and 2-0 series sweep in Zimbabwe

Pakistan seals 2nd test and 2-0 series sweep in Zimbabwe

Harare:  Pakistan quickly took the one wicket it needed Monday for another innings victory over struggling Zimbabwe in the second Test and a 2-0 series sweep. It took only five overs on Day 4 for Shaheen Shah Afridi to end it by having Luke Jongwe caught behind by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for 37. Pakistan won […]