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Vote audit of Afghan presidential runoff suspended

Kabul : The vote audit of Afghan presidential runoff was suspended Sunday.

"The process of auditing the votes cast in presidential runoff was suspended due to differences between the observers of Abdullah Abdullah's team with Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai over votes in some ballot boxes," Xinhua quoted election officials as saying.

Afghan presidential runoff was held on June 14 between Abdullah and Ghani Ahmadzai.

Malaysian FM to leave for Ukraine

Kuala Lumpur : A team of officials led by Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman will be leaving here for Ukraine Sunday night.

"Anifah Aman will be meeting the president of Ukraine, the vice president of Ukraine and the foreign minister of Ukraine Monday regarding the MH17 crash," Xinhua quoted an official statement as saying.

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai left for Kiev Saturday.

New initiative to promote peace in Muslim societies

Abu Dhabi : In a new initiative to promote peace in Muslim societies, a first of its kind independent international body called the 'Muslim Council of Elders' haas been established, it was announced here.

The move follows the recommendations of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in March this year.

Pakistan team arriving to study Sabarmati riverfront model

Islamabad : A four-member delegation from Pakistan is due to arrive in India Sunday to start a three-day official tour to visit the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project (SRDP), the Dawn online reported.

The Pakistani delegation comprises Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam Sipra, and Mustafa Kamal Chaudhry, a technical expert/consultant on urban infrastructure projects, the Dawn online reported.

End Kashmir row for peace: Pakistan envoy

New Delhi : The Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved to ensure "viable peace and stability in the region", Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said.

Basit spoke about the "importance of resolving the Jammu and Kashmir dispute" at an Iftar gathering here, a statement from the Pakistan High Commission said.

Israeli airstrike hits Hamas leader's house in Gaza

Gaza : At least four people were killed Sunday when an Israeli airstrike targeted the house of a Hamas movement leader in Gaza City.

Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayyah's son Osama al-Hayyah, his daughter-in-law and two of their children were killed during the attack, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, Israeli artillery heavily shelled the neighbourhood of Sheja'eya in Gaza City.

According to health officials, rescue teams and members of the Red Cross were not able to reach the casualties due to the intensive fire from the Israeli Army tanks in the area.

Iran defender Hosseini joins Al Ahli of Qatar

Tehran : Iran defender Jalal Hosseini has joined Al Ahli football club of Qatar, Tasnim news agency has reported.

The 32-year-old defender of the Iranian team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, parted company with the Iranian Persepolis club due to financial disagreement, said the report, which did not disclose the terms of his contract with the Qatari team, reports Xinhua.

Hosseini has made 86 appearances for Iran and scored six times.

Meet a man whose kitchen is in India, bed room in Bangladesh

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata/Bangaon: Rejaul Mondal (65), is a permanent resident of Boyra Uttar Para village under the Baghda Block of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal and is a citizen of India. But his Kitchen is in India and bed room in Bangladesh. Don’t be puzzled for it is a reality!

Protest staged in Turkey against Israeli Gaza offensive

Istanbul : Almost 5,000 pro-Palestine protesters staged a demonstration against Israeli attacks in Gaza late Saturday night.

Responding to a protest call by Turkish humanitarian aid foundation IHH, people started to gather in front of the Israeli consulate after the feast breaking time. It was to last till 2.00 a.m., Xinhua reported.

The protesters carrying Palestinian flags, raised slogans like "Murderer Israel, get out of Gaza" together. They also burned an Israeli flag.

UN chief to visit Jerusalem, Ramallah for peace

United Nations : The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Jerusalem, Ramallah and other cities during his official visit starting Sunday to broker peace in the Middle East, the spokesperson's office said Saturday.

"The Secretary-General is travelling to the Middle East this weekend to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and to help them, in coordination with regional and international actors, to end the violence and find a way forward," Xinhua reported citing the office.