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Arab Parliament denounces escalation of violence in Libya

Cairo : The Arab Parliament (AP) Sunday condemned the escalation of violence in Libya, warning that the situation threatens Arab national security.

AP President Ahmed Mohammed Al Jarwan demanded that all the involved parties exert joint efforts to preserve territorial integrity and unity of Libya and realise political and security stability.

Al Jarwan affirmed AP's support for Arab diplomatic efforts aimed at preserving unity of Libya and reconcile warring factions.

He called for immediate halt to fighting between armed groups that shed Arab blood.

Revisiting the creation of Israel

By M Reyaz,

In the history of creation of Israel, the holocaust under Nazi Germany when about 6 million of Jews, almost two third of over 9 million population in whole of Europe were killed, is often pointed to justify the establishment of a Jewish national home. Of course, there can be no justification of such heinous crime, but it should be pointed here that the persecution of Jews in ‘Christian’ Europe had not really begun with Hitler.

Boko Haram kidnap Cameroon vice PM's wife

Yaounde : Islamic Boko Haram militants have abducted the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali in an attack Sunday, an official said.

The Islamic group attacked the vice prime minister's home and kidnapped his wife in the northern town of Kolofata, lying along the Nigerian border, Xinhua reported citing Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon's minister of information, as saying.

The attack claimed the lives of 10 people, military sources said.

“Netanyahu you will see, you will see, Palestine will be free"

Thousands chant In London

By M Ghazali Khan,

London 27 July: At least 60,000 protestorsfrom amazingly and admiringly multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-ethnic backgroundsrallied yesterdayin front of Israeli Embassy and from where they marched to the British Parliament to demand lifting of siege of Gaza and freedom for Palestine. “You don’t have to be a Muslim to stand for Palestinians. Just be a human” read a placard raised by a marcher.

Hamas agrees to 24-hour Gaza ceasefire with Israel

Gaza : Palestinian militant group Hamas Sunday accepted a UN-proposed truce for 24 hours as Israel resumed its offensive earlier in the day, after a temporary truce came to an end.

The ongoing fighting between the Hamas movement and the Israeli army in Gaza, now in its 20th day, has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 Palestinians, Xinhua reported.

Sharif committed to improving India-Pakistan ties: Envoy

New Delhi : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was committed to normalisation of relations with India on the basis of mutual interest and respect, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has said.

Basit was speaking at the Jama Masjid which he visited at the invitation of Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for 'Iftar' Saturday evening, a release said here Sunday.

Addressing the congregation after the prayers, he conveyed to Indian Muslims felicitations on behalf of the people of Pakistan and wished them Eid greetings in advance.

Promote trade with India, says Pakistani daily

Islamabad : A leading Pakistani newspaper Sunday moaned the lost opportunities and called for speedy promotion of trade with India.

More than a decade after the signing of the South Asia Free Trade Agreement by both countries, bilateral trade was far below the potential, the Dawn suggested in an editorial.

"Having missed an opportunity to advance opening trade with India, Pakistan now finds itself dealing with the consequences," the daily said.

Pakistani dailies pay tribute to Majid Nizami

Islamabad : Pakistani newspapers Sunday paid tributes to veteran journalist Majid Nizami, who died Saturday in a hospital in Lahore. He expressed his strong views against India's nuclear tests and the Kashmir issue.

"On India-Pakistan affairs, he took a hard line. When India conducted nuclear explosions in May 1998, he pleaded for a prompt Pakistani response," said a Dawn editorial.

Nizami was 86 and hospitalised for severe chest infection for the past three weeks. He was the editor-in-chief of the Nawai Waqt Group.

King Abdullah orders SR100 million more in medical aid to Gaza

Jeddah : Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Friday ordered SR100 million ($26.6 million) in medical aid to Gaza, the Health Ministry said.

Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih said the aid seeks to fill emergency needs to growing number of injured civilians in the Israeli military offensive in Gaza.

12-hour truce comes into force in Gaza

Gaza City : A 12-hour ceasefire came into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 8am (05:00 GMT) on Saturday, the 19th day of a conflict that has killed at least 900 people.