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Hamas using embassy as ‘excuse’ for violence: US

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | AFP | Washington

Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules Gaza, is using the controversial unveiling of the American embassy in Jerusalem as an “excuse” to encourage violence, the US State Department said on Wednesday, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during protests. When pressed by journalists in Washington, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert refused...

Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after US move

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | AFP | Jerusalem

Guatemala inaugurated its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United States’ deeply controversial move. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales were among officials attending an inauguration ceremony at the new embassy at an office park in...

B’desh SC grants bail to ex-PM Zia in graft case

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | PTI | dhaka

Bangladesh’s former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, serving a five-year jail term in a corruption case, was on Wednesday granted bail by the country’s Supreme Court, which upheld a high court order in her favour. Her lawyers, however, said that the verdict was unlikely to bring Zia out of prison as her...

Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | AP | Kuala Lumpur

Reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim celebrated a “new dawn” for Malaysia after he was given a royal pardon and freed from custody on Wednesday, transforming a political prisoner into a Prime Minister-in-waiting following his alliance’s stunning election victory. Anwar, 70, was convicted of sodomy in 2015 in a case he said was...

Palestine toll rises to 59, more protests against Israel planned

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | AFP | Gaza City:

Fresh protests were expected today a day after Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians during clashes and protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem in the conflict’s bloodiest day in years. Palestinians on Tuesday mark the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who were...

Iran says Israelis should be tried as ‘war criminals’

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | AFP | Tehran

Iran said on Tuesday that Israeli officials should be tried as war criminals over the “brutal massacre” of Gazan protesters the previous day. “The killing of children, women and defenceless people of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands has become the main strategy of the Zionists over the 70 years...

Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation: ministry

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | AP | Gaza City

A Palestinian baby died as a result of inhaling tear gas during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, the health ministry announced on Tuesday. Eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour was exposed to the gas during major protests yesterday, in which the health ministry said 58 Palestinians were killed. It was not immediately clear how...

Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest Gaza day since 2014

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | AFP | Gaza City

Palestinians observed a strike today to mourn dozens killed by Israeli troops in a mass protest on the Gaza border — the single deadliest day there since a 2014 war and part of a high-stakes campaign by Gaza’s Hamas rulers to break a decade-long border blockade. In Monday’s protest, Israeli forces...

Globe Trotting

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | Agencies

minimal interest in royal wedding: Poll London: Two in three Britons are ‘not interested’ in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding this weekend, according to a new poll published on Tuesday. The YouGov survey found 66 per cent of British people were uninterested in the upcoming nuptials — with around a...

China bans ‘wrongly educated’ India-trained monks

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | PTI | Beijing

A Chinese county has banned Tibetan Monks “wrongly educated” in India from teaching Buddhism, fearing that they may spread “separatist” content, according to a state-run media report. “Monks wrongly educated in India are banned from teaching Buddhism to residents of Litang county in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province,” state-run Global Times quoted...


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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Women’s youth camp under ‘Go Rurban’ series

22 May 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A women’s youth camp under Go Rurban camp with the objective to connect rural and urban youth together will be held at village Sijora district Dindori. The basic idea of the camp is to build a stronger bridge in order to fill the gap between rural and urban society...

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