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MH17 crash: Malaysian PM to visit Netherlands

Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit the Netherlands Wednesday and meet his counterpart Mark Rutte for talks on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed after being shot down over Ukraine, his office said Saturday.

It said that the two leaders would discuss the MH17 crash, especially whether Malaysian pathologists could help expedite the process of identifying the human remains, Xinhua reported.

Iran confirms detention of Washington Post reporter

Tehran An Iranian judicial official has confirmed the detention of Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, a media report said Saturday.

“The probe into the case is still in the preliminary stage, and information on that can be made public only after technical investigations and interrogation,” Press TV quoted the official as saying Friday.

Rezaian, 38, along with his wife Yeganeh Salehi, and two other American freelance journalists were detained in Tehran Tuesday.

Both Rezaian and Salehi has dual US-Iranian nationality.

Iran offers to bring and treat injured Palestinians from Gaza

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Mumbai: Masood Khaliqi, Consulate General of Iran has announced that Iran is ready to take the responsibility of wounded Palestinians and treat them in their hospital. He said, “Gaza is the largest Prison on this earth. Israel is committing a barbarism by killing innocents even bombarded the relief camps.”

25 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo : At least 25 militants were killed Saturday during a military raid in Egypt's North Sinai province, an official said.

The military raid started Friday afternoon in the city of Sheikh Zuweid near the Israeli border, the official told Xinhua.

According to the official, the militants belonged to the Sinai-based Al Qaeda inspired Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly terrorist attacks since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi last year.

UN chief in talks on possible Middle East truce

United Nations : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been in intense discussions with a number of key interlocutors, including Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry and US Secretary of State John Kerry, to build support for a possible ceasefire in Israel and Gaza, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

Hezbollah to offer full support to Hamas

Beirut : Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Friday pledged his full support to the Hamas movement during the latter's ongoing fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, despite their blatant difference regarding the Syrian crisis.

Israel, Hamas agree on 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza

Gaza/Jerusalem : The Islamic Hamas movement has agreed on a 12-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip starting from Saturday morning, a Hamas official said late Friday night.

Hamas spokesperson in Gaza Sami Abu Zohri said in a statement that Hamas and other Palestinian factions have agreed to a 12-hour halt of fighting proposed by the UN, which starts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

It's the second pause of fighting since Israel and Hamas fighters started their fierce cross-border violence July 8.

UN body concerned about impact of Gaza violence on women

United Nations : The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Friday expressed its deep concern about the impact of the ongoing Gaza conflict on women's health and access to safe births.

"Reports of the destruction of hospitals and health facilities are particularly disturbing as some 45,000 pregnant women in Gaza are currently in need of maternity care," Xinhua quoted the UNFPA as saying in a press release.

Pakistan to deploy troops for Islamabad's security

Islamabad : Pakistan will deploy army troops for the security of capital Islamabad amid Taliban threats as the security forces have launched a major anti-terrorism operation in North Waziristan, the interior ministry said Friday.

The army said the security forces have killed nearly 500 local and foreign militants since the operation started on June 15.

As the government expects a reaction from the Taliban, a spokesman for the interior ministry said that the army troops would temporary be deployed in aid of the police force, Xinhua reported.

UN seeks Eid truce as Gaza toll hits 835

Gaza/Cairo/Geneva : The toll in the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip has escalated to 835, with more than 5,300 injured, officials said Friday even as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr.

According to the health ministry in the coastal enclave, 29 Palestinians were killed and more than 200 injured as Israel continued its air strikes, Xinhua reported.