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Gaza toll soars to 2,075
GAZA CITY: Three senior Hamas commanders and four children were among 24 Palestinians killed in Gaza on Thursday as Israel stepped up air strikes on day 45 of the bloody conflict. Rescue workers also found the body of a child under the rubble who had been killed on Tuesday and a man died of his injuries sustained earlier in the conflict, emergency services spokesman Ashraf Al Qudra said. Their deaths raised the overall toll in...
Imran quits talks
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Parliament rallied behind Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday as an unrelenting Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government.The National Assembly, cutting across party divides, unanimously rejected “unconstitutional” demands raised by Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri. Government on Thursday appointed a new police chief in the capital...
Schools to reopen on Aug.31
DUBAI: The Ministry of Education has endorsed the academic year calendar for 2014 - 2015, according to which the school year for the teaching and technical staff will start on Sunday, Aug.24, and run until Thursday, July 9, 2015. Kindergartens, primary and secondary school students of various educational levels, will enroll in their classrooms on Sunday, Aug.31. The first term holiday will be on Sunday, Dec.21, 2014, while the...
US admits failing in Foley rescue bid
EDGARTOWN: The US military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a US official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives. Foley, 40, was beheaded by an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant in a video that surfaced on the Internet on Tuesday. The unsuccessful rescue operation...
Burglars post selfie on victim’s account
SANTA CLARITA: Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim’s cloud account? That’s what Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators are trying to determine. Detectives on Wednesday released photos of a man and woman that mysteriously appeared on a Santa Clarita woman’s online account days after thieves broke into her home through a window and ransacked the place. The crooks stole cash and either her cellphone...

Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque
BAGHDAD: Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent reveng..
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New Delhi blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination
NEW DELHI: India has blocked the release of a film on the assassinatio..
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Afghan Taliban attack kills soldier in Pakistan
QUETTA: A paramilitary soldier was killed in an exchange of fire with ..
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18 Israel ‘collaborators’ executed in Gaza
GAZA CITY: Palestinian group in Gaza City executed 18 men on Friday fo..
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PTI lawmakers quit parliament
ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers from the party of Pakistani cricketer-turned poli..
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Death toll from Syria civial war tops 191,000, says UN
GENEVA: The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen..
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Not escorting Russian aid convoy into Ukraine: ICRC
MOSCOW: The Red Cross said on Friday its representatives were not esco..
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S.Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops
KAMPALA: South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its for..
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Indian police rearrest hunger striker
NEW DELHI: Indian police on Friday rearrested a woman who has been on ..
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Israel air strikes kill four more Palestinians in Gaza
GAZA CITY: Israeli air strikes killed four Palestinians in the Gaza St..
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