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Bali suggests foreign tourists get dengue fever vaccines amid increasing cases

Jakarta, April 20 (IANS): Indonesia's Bali regional government has called on foreign tourists in the resort island to get dengue jabs as the dengue fever cases are currently increasing in the country. Bali Health Agency's Acting Head of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P), Gusti Ayu Raka

Palestinian death toll in Gaza nears 34,000: Ministry

Gaza, Apr 18 (IANS): The Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 33,970, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said in a press statement on Thursday. During the past 24 hours, the Israeli army killed 71 Palestinians and wounded 106 others in the coastal enc

Israel attacks Rafah in Gaza Strip, 7 killed

Tel Aviv, Apr 17 (IANS): The Israel Air Force has attacked a building in Rafah in southern Gaza, killing seven people. According to Israeli media, the attack occurred early Wednesday morning. The US and other allies of Israel had asked Israel not to attack Rafah as there was a high civili

Iran Attacks Israel In Retaliation, Raises Fears Of A Regional War

  Iran has launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel after pledging retaliation for a strike on its consular building in Syria.  Iran launched over 200 drones and missiles at Israel as its proxies and allies also carried out coordinated attacks on Israeli positions

Tens of thousands of Israelis rally against Netanyahu as Gaza war reaches six month mark

Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets on Saturday to protest against Benjamin Netanyahu, as Israel’s war in Gaza reached its half-year mark. Organisers said about 100,000 people converged at a Tel Aviv crossroads renamed, Democracy Square, since mass protests against controversi

Israeli government says it will block Al Jazeera from broadcasting

The Israeli parliament has approved a law giving the government the power to ban broadcasts of TV channels including Al Jazeera, the Qatari-owned network. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would "act immediately" to close the network's local office. The US expressed conce

US again vetoes Gaza cease-fire resolution at UN Security Council

NEW YORK — The United States was the lone veto against a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza on Tuesday, marking the third time Washington has opposed such a measure. The vote on the resolution drafted by Algeria was 13-1, with the U.K. abstaining, on the 15-me

Special Instructions Issued for Visitors of Masjid al-Haram

Mecca: Special instructions have been issued for visitors of Masjid al-Haram, as stated by the guardian of Masjid al-Haram’s gates, Saif al-Salami, that water coolers and large bags will no longer be allowed inside Masjid al-Haram. According to foreign sources, Saif al-Salami stated that vi

Hamas demands release of 3,000 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel - reports

Hamas has demanded that Israel release 3,000 Palestinian prisoners during their indirect talks on a fresh pause to fighting in the Gaza Strip, Al Arabiya news channel reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the talks. Hamas wants the three-stage truce to include the release of Palestin

Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan, deputy Shah Mahmood Qureshi get 10-year jail term for leaking state secrets

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder and former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi have been given 10-year prison sentences by a Pakistan court in the controversial Cipher case.  Pakistan's state media and a spokesman for PTI confirme

Israel’s war on Gaza updates: Nasser Hospital doctors work amid sound of tanks

Doctor at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis tells Al Jazeera that 95 percent of staff have fled to Rafah, as Israeli forces “bomb anything in front of them”. Gaza’s Health Ministry says 174 Palestinians were killed and 310 wounded in the enclave in 24 hours. Thousands fleeing fighti

"Loss Of Lives Unacceptable, Dialogue Only Way Forward": India On Israel-Hamas War

New York: India's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, strongly condemned the loss of civilian lives in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas saying that the alarming humanitarian crisis was 'clearly unacceptable'. "The ongoing conflict between Israel

Maldives govt suspends 3 ministers after ‘derogatory’ remarks on PM Modi amid Lakshadweep visit: Report

The Maldives government suspended three of its ministers- Mariyam Shiuna, Malsha and Hassan Zihan- for their ‘derogatory remarks on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, following the latter's Lakshadweep visit., local media Atoll Times reported. The local media quoted Maldives go

Muslims In Tech Industry "Uncomfortable Speaking" Up, Says Sam Altman

Washington: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said on Thursday he felt members of the Muslim and Arab communities in the tech industry were uncomfortable speaking about their recent experiences, in an apparent reference to the impact of the ongoing war in Gaza. "Muslim and arab (especially palestinian) co

Israel withdraws five brigades from Gaza: reports

Gaza, Jan 1 (IANS): Israel has withdrawn five military brigades from Gaza as it transitions into the third phase of operations in the enclave, media reports said. As per the reports the Institute for the Study of War -- a policy research organisation focused on US national security -- said t

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake jolts Japan's western area; tsunami alert issued

Japan issued tsunami alerts Monday after a series of strong quakes in the Sea of Japan. The Japan Meterological Agency reported quakes off the coast of Ishikawa and nearby prefectures shortly after 4pm., one of them with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. It issued a major tsunami warning for Ish

South Africa files case at ICJ accusing Israel of ‘genocidal acts’ in Gaza

South Africa has filed a case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing it of crimes of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza after nearly three months of relentless Israeli bombardment has killed more than 21,500 people and caused widespread destruction in the besieged en

At least 20 killed near hospital in Khan Younis

Gaza Health Ministry says at least 20 people killed and many more injured in a deadly Israeli army attack near El Amal City Hospital in Khan Younis. The ministry says 195 people were killed and 325 injured in the past 24 hours. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has appointed Sigrid Kaag as Gaz