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Turkish PM says Israel is 'more barbaric than Hitler'

Ankara : Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while lambasting Israel's ground invasion of Gaza, Sunday accused the Israeli government of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler", a leading British daily reported.

"(Israelis) have no conscience, no honour, no pride. Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism," the Independent quoted Erdogan as saying at a political rally in Ordu, a port city on the Black Sea coast.

Indian driver banned from travel over unpaid phone bills

Riyadh : An Indian in Saudi Arabia has been slapped with a travel ban over his inability to pay staggeringly high phone bills for SIM cards that he claimed were falsely registered under his name, a media report said Sunday.

Shamsuddin Ansari, who is employed as a driver, has been issued with three outstanding phone bills worth over 22,000 Saudi riyals (around $5,900) by Saudi Arabia's leading telecom company in capital Riyadh, Arab News reported.

Ansari approached the telecom company to clear his name from the defaulters list, but to no avail.

Delhi Police on alert for potential jihadists to Iraq

By Alok Singh,

New Delhi : After news of four Mumbai youths having reportedly flown to Iraq to join the jihadists there and many disaffected youth seeking visas to go there, Delhi Police has started searching for families whose members have gone to the Middle East and might have got 'trapped' into joining the Islamist militants.

Police sources said they have not ruled out the possibility of some youth having joined the militants in Iraq, though they have not come across any such complaint from any family so far.

“We are all Palestinians” Chant tens of thousands in London

By M Ghazali Khan,

London: Thousands of protesters, estimated around 100,000, have demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy against Israeli aggression on Gaza and the ongoing genocide of Palestinians.

40 Palestinians killed in Gaza

Gaza : At least 40 Palestinians were killed and 400 injured Sunday in Israeli artillery fire in Gaza City.

Officials at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, said that they received 40 bodies who were killed by Israeli bombardment in Shujaiya neighbourhood, east of Gaza City, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, Hamas movement said that what happened in Shujaiya neighbourhood as a war crime, pledging to defeat the Israeli army which started a ground operation in Gaza Thursday.

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.