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Bangladesh Wants Tough Action Against Israel

Bangladesh has called upon the members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to impose sanctions on Israel to send “a strong message” against its brutalities in Gaza. Suggesting some actions, Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi said the time had come “to move beyond the traditional approach of censure and official declarations and resolutions”. Instead,

China Launches Global ‘Fox Hunt’ For Corrupt Officials

SHANGHAI: China’s Communist Party has launched an international “fox hunt” for corrupt officials, vowing to track fugitives to the four corners of the earth and bring them to justice. Chinese officials have been lining their pockets and skipping the country since the 1980s, the Xinhua news agency reported this week, but the problem has now

Gaza Death Toll Passes 1000

The death toll in Gaza soared to more than 1,000 Saturday as bodies were pulled from the rubble during a 12-hour truce top diplomats urged Israel and Hamas to extend. After the fragile ceasefire went into effect at 0500 GMT, medics began digging through the remains of hundreds of homes, and uncovered more than 100

Obama Warns Israel After Death Toll Crosses 300

US President Barack Obama has backed Israeli’s right to self-defence, but warned against escalation in Gaza. Speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, he underlined his support for Israel’s right to defend itself against Palestinian militants. But he said he was “deeply concerned” about civilian losses, with the Palestinian death toll now over 300.

New Spying Row Hurts US Relationship With Germany

Fresh spying accusations are undermining US efforts to mend fences with Germany, only two weeks after both allies launched a diplomatic initiative to overcome the NSA surveillance row. The White House on Wednesday stayed mum on the alleged espionage, as German lawmakers vented their anger during a visit to Washington and criticized perceived indifference on

Israeli Air Strikes kill At Least 20 Palestinians

At least 20 Palestinians were killed on Thursday in fresh Israeli air strikes targeting over 300 Hamas positions, taking the death toll to 64 in the in three days of offensive, the deadliest in the region since November 2012. Gaza medical officials claimed that half of the total casualties since the Israeli military launched an

World Powers Determined To Reach Iran Nuclear Deal

World powers reaffirmed their commitment Thursday to reaching agreement with Iran on its contested nuclear programme by a July 20 deadline, after Tehran lashed out at “excessive demands” made by them, reports AFP. Officials from Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — plus

Sorrow and Anger as Ukraine Mourns Military Crash Victims

As Ukraine observed a national day of mourning Sunday after the deaths of 49 servicemen, two strong emotions washed over its capital: sorrow  and anger.   At midday Sunday, the nation observed a minute of silence in mourning for 49 soldiers who were killed Saturday when pro-Russian fighters shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane.

Modi, Obama Will Meet in Washington in September

Narendra Modi has confirmed to US President Barack Obama that he will have a bilateral meeting with him in Washington in the last week of September this year. Obama had invited Modi to the US when he called up the PM to congratulate him. Significantly, the meeting won’t happen on the sidelines of the United