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England cricketer Moeen Ali warned over pro-Gaza Test wristbands

England cricketer Moeen Ali warned over pro-Gaza Test wristbands

England batsman Moeen Ali has been warned not to wear wristbands showing support for Gaza during the third Test with India any more. The 27-year-old wore bands saying "Free Palestine" and "Save Gaza" on the second day in Southampton. International Cricket Council rules state players should not wear messages relating to "political, religious or racial...

Israeli pogrom in Gaza

Israeli pogrom in Gaza

UPON expiry of the 24-hour UN-brokered truce, Israel has resumed its naval, air and ground attack on Gaza since Sunday morning, despite Hamas's announcing a 24-hour ceasefire. During the short-lived lull in hostilities, what Gaza residents, humanitarian and rescue workers and foreign journalists saw was mind-boggling. It was as if demons were let loose...

Israel's Attack On Gaza

Urdu speakers in Bangladesh urge permanent ceasefire

Minority Council of Urdu Speaking People of Indian Origin in Bangladesh has urged the UN to intervene and lift the siege on Gaza and broker a permanent ceasefire. The council formed a human chain in front of the United Nations office in Agargaon in the capital yesterday protesting Israel's 20-day long military attack on Gaza, which left more  than 1,000 people dead, said a press release. Later, the council submitted a written petition to the local UN office addressed to UN...

GAZA CRISIS

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, saying the Palestinian territory is in a "critical condition". "In the name of humanity, the violence must stop," he told reporters. Shortly after he spoke, news agencies reported that the compound housing Gaza's main hospital had been hit by an Israeli...

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors...

Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow

Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow

A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict. The remarks by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, came as Israeli...

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Palestinian militants launched a big rocket salvo at Israel early Sunday, endangering a unilateral cease-fire and opening the way for a possible expansion of the 20-day operation, which has already killed 1,047 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said seven rockets were fired at southern Israel early Sunday, after Israel accepted but...

Israeli shells kill 18 Gazans of a single family

Israeli shells kill 18 Gazans of a single family

Israeli tank shelling killed 18 Palestinians from a single family in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said, shortly before a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas went into effect. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said that the 18 members of the Al-Najar family had been trapped...

Old story, new twists in Gaza war

Old story, new twists in Gaza war

The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault. Then as now, a question persists: Beyond...

Missed opportunity on Gaza

EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's statement on the ongoing Gaza crisis during a discussion in the Rajya Sabha is an exercise in political correctness. By stating that New Delhi's stance on the Israel-Palestine issue has not shifted, and going ahead with a pro forma denunciation of violence, Ms. Swaraj has missed a golden opportunity to impress upon a domestic audience that the Modi administration is pursuing a fresh statesman-like approach on a complex global issue. Besides, she may have...

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