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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.

Israeli airstrike hits Hamas leader's house in Gaza

Gaza : At least four people were killed Sunday when an Israeli airstrike targeted the house of a Hamas movement leader in Gaza City.

Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayyah's son Osama al-Hayyah, his daughter-in-law and two of their children were killed during the attack, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, Israeli artillery heavily shelled the neighbourhood of Sheja'eya in Gaza City.

According to health officials, rescue teams and members of the Red Cross were not able to reach the casualties due to the intensive fire from the Israeli Army tanks in the area.

Iran defender Hosseini joins Al Ahli of Qatar

Tehran : Iran defender Jalal Hosseini has joined Al Ahli football club of Qatar, Tasnim news agency has reported.

The 32-year-old defender of the Iranian team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, parted company with the Iranian Persepolis club due to financial disagreement, said the report, which did not disclose the terms of his contract with the Qatari team, reports Xinhua.

Hosseini has made 86 appearances for Iran and scored six times.

Meet a man whose kitchen is in India, bed room in Bangladesh

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata/Bangaon: Rejaul Mondal (65), is a permanent resident of Boyra Uttar Para village under the Baghda Block of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal and is a citizen of India. But his Kitchen is in India and bed room in Bangladesh. Don’t be puzzled for it is a reality!

Protest staged in Turkey against Israeli Gaza offensive

Istanbul : Almost 5,000 pro-Palestine protesters staged a demonstration against Israeli attacks in Gaza late Saturday night.

Responding to a protest call by Turkish humanitarian aid foundation IHH, people started to gather in front of the Israeli consulate after the feast breaking time. It was to last till 2.00 a.m., Xinhua reported.

The protesters carrying Palestinian flags, raised slogans like "Murderer Israel, get out of Gaza" together. They also burned an Israeli flag.

UN chief to visit Jerusalem, Ramallah for peace

United Nations : The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Jerusalem, Ramallah and other cities during his official visit starting Sunday to broker peace in the Middle East, the spokesperson's office said Saturday.

"The Secretary-General is travelling to the Middle East this weekend to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and to help them, in coordination with regional and international actors, to end the violence and find a way forward," Xinhua reported citing the office.

Gunmen kill 21 soldiers in Egypt desert

Cairo : At least 21 Egyptian soldiers were killed, and four injured late Saturday in an attack by "an armed group" in the country's western desert, an Egyptian military spokesperson said.

"The terrorist group targeted a border guard checkpoint near Al- Farafra Oasis and the fire exchange led to the explosion of an ammunition warehouse," Xinhua quoted Colonel Mohamed Samir as saying, adding that the military forces managed to defuse two car bombs.

Iranians protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza

Tehran : Hundreds of Iranians gathered here Saturday to protest against Israel's offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Raising anti-Israel slogans, the demonstrators blamed the West and the US for "supporting the Zionists".

"Today is the test day for us ... We should defend the oppressed Gazans," Xinhua quoted a university professor as saying while addressing hundreds of protesters in Tehran's Imam Hossein square.

Similar rallies have been held in Tehran during last few days to condemn the killing of innocent people by the Israeli army in Gaza.

Pakistan begins 'clean-up' of militants in North Waziristan

Islamabad : Pakistani security forces have started a clean-up operation against militants in Mirali in North Waziristan, the Pakistan Army said Saturday.

"Terrorists are being eliminated and dislodged from their bases in North Waziristan as the operation progresses as per plan," Xinhua quoted a military official as saying.

An army statement said that after Miranshah, the centre of North Waziristan, two important villages of Boya and Degan, known to be large concentration centres of local and foreign terrorists, have been cleared.

Iraqi president Talabani returns home from Germany

Baghdad : Iraqi President Jalal Talabani returned home from Germany Saturday after recovering for 18 months from a stroke, the state media reported.

Talabani arrived at the Sulaimaniyah city airport, some 330 km north-east of the capital Baghdad.

He is scheduled to be transferred immediately to his residency, Xinhua reported citing the state-run Iraqiya channel as saying.