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Gaza remembers Razan al-Najjar, nurse killed by Israeli forces

Gaza remembers Razan Najjar, nurse shot dead at Israel border

Thousands of Palestinians participate in the funeral of  Razan al-Najjar, nurse killed by Israeli forces Thousands of Palestinians, many dressed in white medical uniforms, took part on Saturday in the funeral of a nurse who was shot dead at the Israel-Gaza border. Razan al-Najjar is known to the world as the 21-year-old Palestinian medical nurse shot dead by an Israeli sniper during protests ... Read More »

Careem admits to data breach, affecting 14 million users

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Ride-sharing platform Careem says hit by cyber attack with data of up to 14 million users stolen Careem, Middle East’s popular ride-hailing app, was hit by a cyber attack that compromised the data of 14 million users, the company confirmed in a blog post. The company learned of the breach, in which access was gained to a computer system that ... Read More »

Israeli youth refuse to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation

Israeli youth refuse to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation

Dozens of Israeli youth sign letter saying: ‘We Won’t Take Part in Occupation’ Israeli youth has sent a letter to country’s leaders including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Education Minister Naftali Bennet and Chief of Israel Defense Forces Lt. Gen Gadi Eisenkot declaring their refusal to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation The letter, published in one ... Read More »

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparking anger across Muslim world

It is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,’ says Trump US President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperilling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. Speaking in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump also announced his plan ... Read More »

At least 235 killed in terror attack on mosque in Egypt

Dozens were killed and injured in a bombing and gun attack targeting worshippers at this mosque. STR / EPA

At least 235 people killed and another 109 injured in the attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region Gunmen attacked a crowded mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province on Friday, killing at least 235 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent memory, state media reported. Another 109 people were injured, the official MENA news agency ... Read More »

Pakistan will not take sides in Qatar-Saudi Dispute

Saudi demand Pakistan’s efforts to cooperate them in isolating Qatar The breaking off all diplomatic ties by Saudi Arabia ally nations with Qatar has created a chaos in many Muslim countries. Qatar who is close ally to Pakistan, by land and sea made headline news around the world, when Saudi asked Pakistan to clear their position “are you with us or with Qatar”. Pakistan in light of the current diplomatic tensions, Islamabad has issue a quick statement in response of Saudi’s demand that Pakistan will not take sides in the brewing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East. The Saudi demand for Pakistan to take a clear position on Qatar came during a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, diplomatic sources unveiled. Premier Sharif, who accompanied by army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior officials, dashed to Jeddah on Monday to discuss the emerging situation in the Arab world. Pakistan has been treading a careful path since Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries snapped diplomatic ties with Qatar after accusing the oil-rich country of supporting terrorist groups. Meanwhile, Riyadh wants Islamabad to side with the kingdom as it ramped up efforts to participate them in isolating Qatar. However, Pakistani leaders instead Saudi expectation and offered to use its influence over Qatar to defuse the situation. Pakistani told the Saudi leadership that Islamabad would support any efforts to foster unity among the Muslim Ummah. However, Pakistan would not take sides in any event that would create divisions within the Muslim world. For this purpose, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undertake visits to Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey, who are currently spearheading efforts seeking de-escalation of tensions between Qatar and other Gulf countries. Earlier this week, the Gulf States after cutting Qatar relations have given a time of two weeks to the Qataris to leave their shores. Qatar has also been taken out of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) fighting in Yemen presently. Abu Dhabi also has announced stopping its flights to and from Doha.

Saudi demand Pakistan’s efforts to cooperate them in isolating Qatar The breaking off all diplomatic ties by Saudi Arabia ally nations with Qatar has created a chaos in many Muslim countries. Qatar who is close ally to Pakistan, by land and sea made headline news around the world, when Saudi asked Pakistan to clear their position “are you with us ... Read More »

Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016

Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016

At least 652 children were killed – a 20 per cent increase from 2015 – making 2016 the worst year for Syria’s children Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was at its worst in 2016, with at least 652 children killed, the UN’s children’s agency said on Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year. UNICEF said at least 255 ... Read More »

Pakistan, Palestine demand end to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) is welcomed by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) with an official ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan on January 31, 2017. Photo: Palestinian Presidency

Pakistan and Palestine called for demands Israeli to end its settlements in the West Bank. Pakistan has vowed continued support for Palestine’s stance regarding the eviction of illegal Israeli settlements on the West Bank. Pakistan and Palestine on Tuesday called upon the international community to implement the United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 2334 that demands Israel to end its settlements ... Read More »

Attack on Syria aid convoy kill dozens as ceasefire fails

Damaged aid trucks are pictured after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

At least 12 aid workers killed in Syria airstrike on a convoy carrying aid to war-torn Aleppo after ceasefire ends The United Nations confirmed Monday that an airstrike hit an aid convoy near Aleppo killing and injuring several people including aid workers, which came hours after the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia. ... Read More »

Pakistan, Iran vow to boost security cooperation to combat terrorism

Pakistan, Iran vow to boost security cooperation to combat terrorism

Pakistan and Iran call for establishing mechanisms to oversee border security and to fight against the common threat posed by ISIS (Daesh) Pakistan and Iran, in a joint statement, have stressed the need for establishing an institutional mechanism to oversee the border security, including a joint commission. The joint statement was issued after a meeting between Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Nasser ... Read More »

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