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Gaza truce holds, finally

Gaza truce holds, finally

A 72-hour truce took hold in the Gaza Strip yesterday as Israel withdrew ground troops after a month of bitter fighting with Hamas and Palestinians surveyed ruined homes. The guns fell silent after 29 days of fighting, bringing relief to millions as both sides counted the cost from a conflict that killed 1,875 Palestinians...

UN warns of 'dire' situation as Gaza deaths top 710

UN warns of 'dire' situation as Gaza deaths top 710

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has expressed extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, describing a ceasefire as "vital". She said the conflict meant 44 percent of Gaza was a no-go area for Palestinians, and residents were running out of food. More than 710 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed in the past 16...

Israel ex-PM jailed for 6yrs for bribery

Israel ex-PM jailed for 6yrs for bribery

The former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, has been sentenced to six years in prison for bribery. Olmert's spokesperson said he would appeal to the Supreme Court and ask to be freed on bail until it had ruled. His lawyer had asked the court in Tel Aviv to give him community service. The 68-year-old was...

Blitz editor Shoib jailed for 7yrs

Blitz editor Shoib jailed for 7yrs

A Dhaka court today sentenced Salauddin Shoib Chowdhury, the editor of English weekly Blitz, to seven years rigorous imprisonment for sedition. Mohammad Abdul Hanif, then officer-in-charge (OC) of the Airport Police Station, filed the case against Shoib on January 24, 2004 for his involvement with Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.

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