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Death toll hits 10 as Israel continues airstrikes on Gaza

Death toll hits 10 as Israel continues airstrikes on Gaza

Gaza: Israeli warplanes carried out more airstrikes on the Gaza Strip overnight on Saturday in continuing aggression that started on Friday, killing two Palestinians in Bureij refugee camp, in the center of the enclave, and one in the town of Beit Lahia, WAFA reported according to medical sources. Israeli fighter jets bombed a group of […]

Palestinians rally in support of prisoners as they mark Prisoner Day

Palestinians rally in support of prisoners as they mark Prisoner Day

Ramallah: Thousands of Palestinians rallied throughout the occupied West Bank on Wednesday in support of the 6,000 prisoners held in Israeli jails for resisting the occupation. The rallies, which coincided with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day marked April 17 every year, were held in Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarm, Qalqilya, Jericho, Toubas, Hebron, and Bethlehem, mainly at […]

SL serial blasts: 185 people killed, more than 500 injured

SL serial blasts: 185 people killed, more than 500 injured

Colombo: The number of people killed in the Sunday serial blasts in Sri Lanka has risen to 185, the local media reported. More than 500 injured people have been hospitalised in various hospitals, some of whom are in critical conditions. The multiple explosions hit two Catholic churches here in the national capital in the morning, […]

WHO: 121 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting

WHO: 121 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting

Tripoli: Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Sunday. WHO’s Libya account said on Twitter the organization was sending medical supplies and more staff to Tripoli, and denounced “repeated attacks […]

Palestinian Authority’s governor of Jerusalem among 5 arrested by Israeli forces

Palestinian Authority’s governor of Jerusalem among 5 arrested by Israeli forces

Jerusalem: Israeli occupation forces on Saturday night arrested five Palestinians, including Palestinian Authority’s Governor of Jerusalem Adnan Gheith, during raids targeting several areas in occupied Jerusalem. According to Palestinian news agency WAFA, Police raided Gheith’s house in Silwan neighborhood and arrested him. This is the fourth such arrest of Gheith in less than five months. […]

Palestinian president, OIC chief hail naming Jerusalem as Capital of Islamic Culture

Palestinian president, OIC chief hail naming Jerusalem as Capital of Islamic Culture

Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his appreciation to all those who contributed to the selection of Jerusalem as the permanent capital of Islamic culture. In his speech to the festival celebrating Jerusalem Capital of the Islamic Culture, launched in the West Bank city of Jericho on Friday, Abbas commended the Organization of Islamic Cooperation […]

​Israel detained over 6,000 Palestinian children since 2015: rights group

​Israel detained over 6,000 Palestinian children since 2015: rights group

Ramallah: Israeli occupation authorities detained more than 6,000 Palestinian children since 2015, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), WAFA reported Sunday. PPS said in a statement marking the Palestinian Children’s Day, which coincided on Friday, that 98 percent of the children held had been subjected to psychological and/or physical abuse while in Israeli custody. […]

Turkey to host OIC meeting Friday on New Zealand terror attacks

Turkey to host OIC meeting Friday on New Zealand terror attacks

Islamabad: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called an emergency meeting of its Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) next Friday to discuss the causes, impacts and future strategy in the aftermath of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that had left over 50 Muslim worshipers dead. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Pakistani […]

ISESCO chief calls for proclaiming March 15 as ‘global day for combating Islamophobia’

ISESCO chief calls for proclaiming March 15 as ‘global day for combating Islamophobia’

Rabat: Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri has warned against the growth of extremism and hate speech in the world against Muslims despite the great efforts exerted over the past three decades in the field of dialogue among cultures and alliance of civilizations. Altwaijri made the […]

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