Gaza ceasefire holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | AFP | Gaza City

A ceasefire announced by Hamas held on Sunday after the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, reducing fears of a wider conflict for now. Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the blockaded Gaza Strip, said late on Saturday a...

Muslim woman with headscarf racially targeted in US

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | New York

A Muslim woman with headscarf has been racially targeted by a white lady who mocked her English accent and threatened that the US immigration and customs officials would take her kids away, according to a media reports. During an argument on the New York transit bus going to Staten Island, a...

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghan hit record high: UN

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | AFP | Kabul

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country’s long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed on Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death. The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one per cent more than a year...

Pak yet to crush terror groups despite tall claims by Govt: Newspapers

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

As Pakistan observed a day of national mourning following the massacre of nearly 150 people in terror attacks ahead of the general elections, leading newspapers have questioned the claims of the Government and the Army that they have crushed terrorism in the country. Three deadly back-to-back attacks on election rallies in...

Suicide bombers could be used to target politicians, warns Pak body

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan’s top counter-terrorism body has warned that there were serious security threats to political leaders of all major parties and suicide bombers could be used to target them, a media report said on Sunday. National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) chief Suleman Ahmad told the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday...

Globe Trotting

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Agencies

Haiti PM resigns after deadly unrest Port-au-Prince: Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant HAS resigned following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices. Cuba to reshape Govt with new constitution Havana: Cuba has revealed new details about plans to reshape its Government, courts and economy with...

Relations with May ‘strong’ after talk: Trump

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AP | ELLESBOROUGH, England

A day after landing a series of broadsides against his British hosts, President Donald Trump declared Friday that his relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May was better than ever in yet another bout of diplomatic whiplash that has come to define the American president’s European visit. Trump’s pomp-filled visit to the...

May’s Brexit plan could kill US trade deal: Trump

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

President Donald Trump has rubbished embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying it will probably “kill” the chances of a bilateral trade deal, inviting sharp criticism from MPs, many of whom described it as an insult to the country. The Brexit strategy, spelt out in a White Paper on...

UK pound falls, UK politicians reel after Trump broadside

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AP | London

The British pound fell and U.K. politicians reeled Friday from the tornado-blast of US President Donald Trump, who humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, dashed hopes of a quick US-UK trade deal and praised May’s opponents in the high-stakes battle over Brexit. All in just 24 hours in Britain. In an interview with...

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-ISIS strike in Syria: monitor

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AFP | Beirut

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday. The US-led coalition fighting the jihadists said it or its allies may have carried out air raids in the...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Demolition continues, encroachment in gated colonies to be razed too

19 Jul 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

The court ordered anti-encroachment drive continued in Dehradun with 280 encroachments being demolished and 185 being marked on Wednesday. A total of 2196 encroachments have been demolished, 4674 have been marked and 88 buildings have been sealed so far...

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