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Palestinians draft first state constitution

Ramallah: Palestinians announced on Monday the finalising of the State of Palestine's first Constitution draft, according to an official.

Ahmed Al-Khaldi, who headed the drafting committee, told Xinhua that an official committee was commissioned to prepare a constitution for the state, not for a national authority nor an interim authority.

He explained that intensive work has been carried out since May to prepare the 273 constitution articles which will merge parliamentary and presidential governing systems.

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Egyptian forces kill 12 Egyptians, Mexicans 'by mistake'

Cairo: Egyptian security forces mistakenly killed 12 Egyptians and Mexicans in the western desert, the interior ministry said on Monday.

"A joint police and army force were chasing terrorist elements in the western desert area of Al-Wahat and they engaged with four four-wheel drives belonging to Mexican tourists who were present in a restricted area," Al-Ahram news quoted Egypt's interior ministry statement as saying.

"The incident resulted in death of 12 people and the injury of 10 Mexicans and Egyptians, who have been transferred to hospitals for treatment."

Taliban storms jail, help over 350 inmates escape: Official

Kabul: Over 350 inmates escaped from a prison after an attack by Afghan Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Monday, an official said.

"Four police guards were killed and seven others were wounded and three insurgents were also killed in the early morning attack," Dawn quoted Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy provincial governor of Ghazni, as saying.

"The insurgents wearing military uniforms launched a well-organised attack to free the inmates," Ahmadi said.

UN official says Jerusalem situation worrying

Ramallah: A senior UN official has expressed worries about the "incitement and violence" in Jerusalem, calling on both Palestinians and Israelis to "enforce restraint and respect of the sanctity of the area”.

Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Middle East special coordinator, said political and religious leaders have responsibility to work against extremists and those who undermine the rule of law.

He urged all parties to reject incitement and violence, particularly during the upcoming period when Jewish and Islamic holidays coincide at the same time, Xinhua news agency reported.

Nine more Indians dead in Makkah mosque accident, toll 11

New Delhi: Nine more Indian Haj pilgrims have died in the crane crash accident at the Grand Mosque in Makkah in Saudi Arabia, taking the toll to 11 so far, the external affairs ministry said on Sunday.

Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in tweets that "after opening of mortuary on Sunday evening, officials working with relatives have confirmed that nine more Indians have unfortunately died" in the accident.

He said the Indian mission in Jeddah was extending all possible assistance to the families of the 11 deceased pilgrims to complete the formalities in Makkah.

Couple from Andhra killed in Makkah mosque accident

Hyderabad: Two Haj pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh were among 107 killed in the crane accident at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Makkah, an official said here on Sunday.

The deceased couple has been identified as Abdul Khader (38) and his wife Fatima Begum (32).

Telangana State Haj Committee's special officer S. A. Shukoor told IANS that the couple hailing from Krishna district in coastal Andhra Pradesh were missing since the accident on Friday evening.

“Open your Hearts, Open your Minds” towards Asylum Seekers: Labour’s new leader Jeremy Corbyn urges

By M Ghazali Khan

Tens of thousands of demonstrators converging from all around into central London marched to Downing Street, the precinct where the British Prime lives then gathering into a public meeting at Parliament Square, demanded the Government give asylum to Syrian refugees fleeing the massacre by Bashar al Assad and ISIS.

Al-Aqsa tension mounts, official warns of religious war

Jerusalem: A senior Palestinian official on Sunday warned of a regional religious war that might break out as long as tension at the al-Aqsa mosque complex in East Jerusalem continues.

Mahmoud Habbash, the Palestinian judges chief, told Xinhua news agency that the reflection of endless Israeli attacks and assaults on al-Aqsa Mosque "will certainly be heading toward a religious war in the region."

An India-Pakistan fashionable affair at Shaan-e-Pakistan

New Delhi: Painting a story of harmony, peace and friendship between Indian and Pakistan, as many as 14 designers from both the countries along with showstoppers like Pakistan actress and supermodel Nadia Hussain and Bollywood star Evelyn Sharma unfolded a new chapter of fashion here on the final day of exhibition 'Shaan-e-Pakistan'.