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Israel disappears from online maps run by Chinese tech giants

The word "Israel" is missing on digital mapping platforms of tech giants Baidu and Alibaba, the Wall Street Journal has reported. According to the US media outlet, while Baidu's Chinese language online maps have Israel and the Palestinian territories delineated, the name of the country

Israel Demands UN Chief's Resignation After His Remarks On Gaza Strikes

  Tel Aviv, Israel: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday alleged violations of international law in Gaza and urged an immediate ceasefire as Israel pounds the Palestinian territory in response to Hamas attacks, with the crisis deeply dividing the Security Council. Israel

15 Killed, 100 Others Injured After 2 Trains Collide In Bangladesh

At least 15 people were killed and several others injured on Monday when a passenger train collided with a freight train in Bangladesh, officials said. The accident took place when the passenger train headed from Kishoreganj to Dhaka collided with the freight train around 4:15 pm. Thirteen bodies

Israeli air raids kill at least 55 in Gaza overnight, Hamas says

Israel’s overnight air raids have killed at least 55 people and destroyed 30 homes in Gaza, authorities in the besieged enclave said, marking an escalation in Israel’s air campaign in advance of an expected ground invasion. The Hamas government press office said in a statement that &l

Aid trucks to Gaza didn't have enough supply for even 1 school, says Palestinian spox

 After days of diplomatic negotiations regarding the terms of relief delivery, trucks loaded with humanitarian aid, which had been stuck in Egypt, successfully crossed into the blockaded Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing on Saturday. Amid escalating regional tensions due to the co

Former PM Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after 4 years of self-imposed exile in UK

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan on Saturday after 4 years of self-imposed exile. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo is returning home after he was granted a protective bail in the graft cases against him and the accountability court also decided to susp

The US sanctions 10 Hamas members and its financial network over the surprise Israel attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday sanctioned a group of 10 Hamas members and the Palestinian militant organization's financial network across Gaza, Sudan, Turkey, Algeria and Qatar in response to the surprise attack on Israel that left more than 1,000 people dead or kidnappe

Israel-Hamas war: No ceasefire for humanitarian aid to enter Gaza

Israel’s government on Monday denied reports it had agreed to a ceasefire that would allow humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip and let foreigners flee to Egypt. “There is currently no ceasefire and humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the expulsion of foreigners,&rd

Why has Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza been delayed?

The threat of Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza has been looming large. Over one million in the northern part of the enclave have fled their homes amid non-stop airstrikes. On Sunday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) set a three-hour deadline for the residents to roughly evacuate the northern h

Water a ‘matter of life and death’ for Gaza after Israeli siege, says UN

Strong Tremors Felt In Delhi, Nearby Areas دہلی-این سی آر میں زلزلہ کے تیز جھٹکے، ملک کے کئی شہروں میں زمین لرز اٹھی The United Nations refugee agency for Palestinians has said water has now become a “matter of life and death” for

Israel defense minister orders 'complete siege' on Gaza Strip

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday, October 9, ordered a "complete siege" on the Gaza Strip as the military pounded the Palestinian territory with air strikes. "We are putting a complete siege on Gaza... No electricity, no food, no water, no gas – it's all clo

Israel pounds Gaza after deadly Hamas raid as conflict threatens to spiral

JERUSALEM/GAZA, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Israel battered Palestinians in Gaza on Sunday after suffering its bloodiest day in decades when Hamas fighters rampaged through Israeli towns, with hundreds killed on both sides and spiralling violence threatening a major new Middle East war. In a sign

Israel launches counter offensive after surprise Palestinian attack

The Israeli Defence Forces on Saturday launched major air strikes on Gaza after a surprise attack by Islamist militant group Hamas killed at least 100 Israelis and injured more than 1,000 others. Earlier today, hundreds of Hamas militants infiltrated Israel through land, air and sea along the Gaza S

16-Year-Old Girl In Coma After Alleged Assault Over Hijab Rules In Iran Metro

  Paris:  An Iranian girl, aged 16, has been left in a coma and is being treated in hospital under heavy security after an assault on the Tehran subway, a rights group said on Tuesday, blaming the Islamic republic's notorious morality police. The Kurdish-focused rights group H

Katalin Kariko, Drew Weissman win Nobel Prize in medicine for mRNA vaccines

Hungarian-born Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman of the US have won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research that led directly to the first mRNA vaccines to fight COVID-19, made by Pfizer and Moderna, according to the awarding body. “The laureates contributed to the

China willing to work with South Korea for promoting strategic partnership: Xi Jinping

China is willing to work with South Korea to promote a strategic partnership to develop with the times, President Xi Jinping told South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Saturday, amid rising tensions surrounding Russia, the US and North Korea. Xi held talks with Han in the eastern Chinese ci

Covering Controversy: Egypt’s Ban on Niqab Sparks Heated Debate in Schools

Education Minister Reda Hegazy has officially confirmed the decision to ban the wearing of the niqab (full-face veil) in Egyptian schools starting from the next academic year. The new dress code allows students to wear a hair covering that doesn’t obscure their face. According to Minister H

"Unbearable Screams": Over 1000 Killed In Morocco Earthquake

Washington: Morocco's deadliest earthquake in decades has killed over 1,000 people, authorities said Saturday, causing widespread damage and sending terrified residents and tourists scrambling to safety in the middle of the night. The 6.8-magnitude quake struck a mountainous area 72 kilometres