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PM Modi discusses Israel-Hamas war with Netanyahu, highlights 'India’s consistent stand in favour of...'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. PM Modi took to social media to inform about his conversation with Netanyahu and said the two leaders “had a productive exchange of views with PM Netanyahu on the on

India, Pakistan abuzz over health status of Dawood; if he was ‘poisoned, critical’

Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS): The political establishments, intelligence circles and media in India and Pakistan are abuzz with intense speculation that the absconder terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, has reportedly been “poisoned and critical” in a Karachi hospital, barely a week ahead of

Israel steps up Gaza bombardment after talks on hostages

Israel stepped up its bombardment of Gaza overnight and into Sunday, killing at least 40 people, Palestinians said, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued that the only way to secure the release of hostages was intense military pressure on Hamas. The Israeli attacks took place ami

Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah passes away

Kuwait, Dec 16: On Saturday December 16, His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, passed away, as announced by the Amiri Diwan. In response to this significant loss, the Kuwaiti government declared a three-day holiday and a 40-day period of mourning. The Kuwa

Gaza: Israeli commanders among nine soldiers killed in Hamas ambush

Two senior Israeli commanders and seven other soldiers have been killed by Hamas in a complex ambush in the Gaza City suburb of Shejaiya, an area that has seen intense urban fighting in recent days. The latest Israeli combat deaths came amid fears of a rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in Ga

Netanyahu calls on Hamas militants to 'surrender now'

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, December 10, called for Hamas militants to lay down their arms, saying the Palestinian Islamist group's end was near, as the war in the Gaza Strip raged more than two months after it began. "The war is still ongoing but it is the

US vetoes UN resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire

The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza. Thirteen Security Council members voted in favour of a brief draft resolution, put forward by the United Arab Emirates on Fr

Benjamin Netanyahu affirms ongoing talks with Hamas on hostage release

TEL AVIV: Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed ongoing efforts to secure the release of hostages in Gaza through military operations, The Times of Israel reported. Netanyahu emphasised the need for strategic and careful decision-making by the war cabinet. stating, "We are contin

Over 700 killed as Israel pounds Gaza, widens evacuation orders

Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air raids in the past 24 hours in Gaza as the Israeli army ordered more areas in and around the enclave’s second-largest city of Khan Younis to evacuate. The Director General of the Government Media Office in Gaza told Al Jazeera on Sunda

Centre asks states to review hospital preparedness amid China pneumonia scare, says ‘no need for alarm’

Amidst a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China, the Union health ministry on November 26 said it has asked the state governments to review hospital preparedness, even as it underlined that there is “no need for alarm". “All states and Union territories are advised to implement

Hamas releases 13 Israeli, four Thai captives after hours-long delay

Hamas has handed over 13 Israeli captives and four Thai nationals to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) after a delay of seven hours as the group claimed that Israel had violated the terms of a truce. The impasse was resolved following mediation by Qatar and Egypt on Saturday, th

X may lose up to $75 mln by year-end on advertiser exodus

Nov 25 (Reuters) - Elon Musk-owned social media company X could lose as much as $75 million in advertising revenue by the end of the year as dozens of major brands pause their marketing campaigns, the New York Times reported on Friday. Musk backing an antisemitic post on the platform last week

Israel-Hamas truce begins with a cease-fire ahead of hostage and prisoner releases

A four-day cease fire in the Israel-Hamas war began Friday morning in Gaza as part of an agreement that Qatar helped broker. The deal also includes the release of dozens of hostages held by militants and Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, which was to take place later Friday. With the deal comes

Hostage and ceasefire deal won't be implemented before Friday, US and Israel say

A long-awaited hostage and ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas won’t take effect before Friday, US and Israeli officials have said, dashing the hopes of families who thought captives may be freed earlier and prolonging the suffering of Palestinians under bombardment in Gaza. “The

Israel approves 4-day ceasefire deal with Hamas for release of 50 hostages

In the first truce between Israel and Hamas amid the war going on for over six weeks, the Israeli government on Wednesday approved a deal of ceasefire in which 50 women and children would be freed by Hamas. This, however, is not the end of the war, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said befor

Joe Biden Says He Believes Gaza Hostage Release Deal Is Close

Washington: President Joe Biden said on Monday he believes a deal is near to secure the release of some of the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza, telling reporters "I believe so" when asked at the White House about a possible agreement. Reuters reported last week that Qatari mediators

Dozens killed, wounded in hospital encircled by Israeli tanks

At least 13,000 people have been killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza since October 7. In Israel, the official death toll in Hamas’s attacks stands at about 1,200. Thirty-one prematurely born babies have been evacuated from al-Shifa Hospital and taken to the European and Nasser hospitals in th

Israeli PM Netanyahu reacts to Hamas hostage deal reports

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday said there was heavy international pressure against Israel’s war on Hamas, as he pledged to continue pressing the military campaign in Gaza until the terror group is overthrown and the hostages it seized are returned. Speaking during a lengthy p