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Hope India will back just side: ex-PLO envoy on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

New Delhi, Apr 2 : Palestine hopes that India would play its role of an upholder of human rights and back the side which is just when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a former envoy of the Palestine Liberation Organisation said today. Ribhi Halloum, who has served as the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s ambassador in […]

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Gaza protests fade for now, but both sides brace for more

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories), Apr 2: Protests along the Gaza border with Israel have dwindled after the conflict’s deadliest day in years, but both sides braced for further tensions today after Palestinians called for more demonstrations. The death toll from Friday’s violence along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel rose by one to 17 […]

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18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Kano (Nigeria), Apr 2 : At least 18 people were killed and 84 wounded when Boko Haram jihadists clashed with Nigerian soldiers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri overnight, the emergency services agency said today. “So far we have recovered 18 dead bodies from the two villages Bale Shuwa and Bale Kura,” on the outskirts […]

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Pope urges end to ‘carnage’ in Syria

Pope urges end to ‘carnage’ in Syria

Vatican City, Apr 1 : Pope Francis called today for an end to “carnage” in Syria and “reconciliation” in the Middle East in his traditional Easter message. “Today we implore fruits of peace upon the entire world, beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria,” the pontiff said in the “Urbi et Orbi” (To […]

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‘Final evacuation deal’ reached for Syria’s Ghouta

‘Final evacuation deal’ reached for Syria’s Ghouta

Douma (Syria), Apr 1 : A final deal has been reached for fighters and civilians to leave the last opposition-held pocket of Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said today, paving the way for Syria’s regime to retake the onetime rebel enclave near Damascus. The deal brokered by regime ally Russia would see fighters with the Jaish […]

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Defunct space lab to re-enter earth tomorrow: China

Defunct space lab to re-enter earth tomorrow: China

Beijing, Apr 1 : A defunct uncontrolled Chinese space laboratory is set to re-enter the earth’s atmosphere tomorrow and expected to fall anywhere from Australia to the US, Chinese officials said today. China’s Tiangong-1 space station, which is falling towards earth, was reported to have been 179 km outside the earth’s atmosphere by Sunday noon (local […]

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Afghanistan to hold legislative elections after years of delays

Kabul, Apr 1 : Afghanistan’s legislative elections will be held on October 20, officials said Sunday, following three years of delays as the war-torn country grapples with a resurgent Taliban and political instability. The polls were originally set to be held in 2015 following presidential elections the previous year, but were repeatedly pushed back due to […]

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Rajapaksa hopes Sirisena will back no-confidence motion against PM

Colombo, Apr 1 :  Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed hope that incumbent Maithripala Sirisena – who was responsible for his ouster in 2015 – will support a no-confidence motion backed by the Joint Opposition against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The motion scheduled for April 4 was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya […]

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H-1B application process to begin tomorrow; to face unprecedented scrutiny

  Washington, Apr 1 : The process of filing petitions for H-1B, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins tomorrow amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump Administration. A strong indication is coming from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency which is responsible to process all H-1B […]

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UN chief calls for independent investigation into Gaza deaths

UN chief calls for independent investigation into Gaza deaths

United Nations, Mar 31 :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an “independent and transparent investigation” after 16 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded during clashes with the Israeli military, a spokesman said. His call came as the UN Security Council heard fears of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip […]