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Israeli gunfire injures six Palestinians in Gaza

Gaza: At least six Palestinians were injured Friday when Israeli forces opened fire near Israel's border with eastern Gaza, medics and eyewitnesses said.

According to Ashraf al-Qaida, spokesman for the Gaza-based health ministry, six young Palestinian men were injured by Israeli gunfire in the eastern part of Jabalia near the border with Israel.

Witnesses said dozens of young men, waving Palestinian flags gathered near the border with Israel, adding that they also chanted slogans against Israel and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers.

Israeli jets target Hamas post in Gaza

Gaza: Israeli war jets struck a Hamas military post Saturday in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, security officials said.

The security officials and eyewitnesses said that the Israeli jets struck with four missiles at a training post that belongs to the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas in Gaza, Xinhua reported.

No injuries were however, reported as a result of the airstrikes.

The strike on the Hamas post was a response to an earlier rocket attack carried out by unknown militants in southern Israel.

India says sanctions against terrorists ineffective; Pakistan vows to go for their 'jugular'

By Arul Louis,

United Nations: The killing fields of Peshawar inspired anew an international resolve at the Security Council to combat terrorism by adopting Friday a resolution urging nations to choke the flow of resources to the extremist organisations and to increase cooperation to fight them, even as India criticised the ineffectiveness of sanctions against them.

Pakistan to set up military courts for terror trials

Islamabad : Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif Friday said that military courts were being established for trials of terrorism related cases, media reported.

Asif said carrying out of death penalty against terrorists would begin soon, adding that the government had consciously decided to lift moratorium on capital punishment, Dawn online reported.

He said that the process of establishing military courts was already underway.

Asif added that there would be no discrimination in the carrying out executions of terrorists who have been sentenced to death.

54 Indian soldiers believed to be in Pakistani jails: Parrikar

New Delhi : At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody in Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament Friday.

However, Pakistan does not acknowledge the presence of any such personnel.

"Fifty four (54) missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars, including one from Border Security Force, are believed to be in custody in Pakistan," Parrikar said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

India attaches highest importance to Bangladesh: President

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee Friday said India attached "highest importance" to bilateral relations with Bangladesh, an official statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Receiving his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid in the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Mukherjee welcomed him and complimented him for his role in the consolidation of bilateral relations.

Security beefed up in Pakistan jails ahead of executions

Islamabad : All prisons across Pakistan went on high alert Friday, with officials preparing to start executing prisoners jailed for terrorist crimes from dawn Saturday.

Six of the seven who will face the gallows in Faislabad and two jails in Lahore have been convicted for attempting to assassinate then president and army chief Pervez Musharraf, Geo TV reported citing jail sources.

The seventh to hang Saturday is also in Faisalabad.

Peshawar school song: Where have all the flowers gone?

By Saeed Naqvi,

Ever since US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage threatened to bomb Pakistan to the stone age unless it joined the post 9/11 global war on terror, Pakistan has faced an existential tragedy of choice. It was being called upon to kill the very mujahideen it had trained to become hardened Islamic fighters, also at America’s behest, to help expel the Soviet Union from Afghanistan.

Syrian regime bombings killing 735 in 60 days: Report

Beirut : Syria's armed forces have conducted a total of 2,973 bombings over the past 60 days, killing at least 735 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitoring group reported Friday.

A total of 1,611 attacks were carried out by fixed-wing aircraft, while 1,362 were conducted by helicopters dropping barrel bombs, since Oct 20.

Nine militants killed in Pakistan's Gujrat and Ziarat

Islamabad : At least nine militants were killed in two different security operations in Pakistan's Ziarat and Gujrat areas, media reported Friday.

A search operation was conducted in Sanjawi area of Ziarat district following information of the presence of a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander in the area. The operation was carried out by intelligence agencies and the Frontier Corps, The News International reported citing security sources.