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Israeli war jets strike Gaza

Gaza/Jerusalum: Israeli war jets struck a training facility belonging to Islamic Hamas movement in central Gaza Strip, wounding two people, medics and security officials said.

Ashraf al-Qedra, Gaza health ministry spokesman, told reporters that two security men were lightly injured by the shrapnel of an Israeli missile which was fired on Friday night at an area east of Nuseirat refugee camp in central part of the coastal enclave, Xinhua reported.

Suicide bombing kills 17 Saudi policemen

Riyadh: At least 17 policemen were killed in Saudi Arabia on Thursday when a suicide bomber targeted a mosque, Al Arabiya reported.

The horrific incident took place in Abha, capital of Asir province.

It was not the first time a mosque has been targeted in Saudi Arabia.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a May explosion at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers that killed 20 people.

Udhampur terrorist not Pakistani: Islamabad

Islamabad : Pakistani authorities denied on Thursday that a terrorist caught in Udhampur in India was a Pakistani.

The denial came from Pakistan's National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

The statement followed Indian allegations that the young terrorist, identified as Usman Khan alias Muhammad Naved, was a Pakistani from the town of Faisalabad who sneaked into India recently.

Dunya news cited official sources as saying that suspect was not a Pakistani as information about him was not found in NADRA's records.

Explosion kills three Palestinians in Gaza

Gaza : At least three Palestinians were killed and 20 others injured in an explosion in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a security official said.

The explosion occurred while workers in Rafah town were removing the rubble of a house that was destroyed in last summer's Israeli military offensive waged on Gaza, Xinhua quoted a security official as saying.

According to the official, an Israeli rocket, which was fired on the house during the war but did not detonate at the time, exploded.

Rejecting pact with Iran will lead to war: Obama

Washington : President Barack Obama warned Congress that rejecting the nuclear agreement with Iran would be the worst mistake since the invasion of Iraq and would lead to "another war" in the Middle East.

Obama, at American University in Washington, on Wednesday delivered his most detailed and extensive speech to date on the nuclear pact reached with Tehran in July, two days before going on vacation and as part of his campaign to try and convince lawmakers to support the accord when it comes up for a vote in mid-September.

88 Afghan militants killed in a day

Kabul,: At least 88 militants were killed by units of the Afghan national police backed by the army during series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning.

During the operations which have been conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Parwan, Takhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Zabul, Oruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Khost, Paktiya and Helmand provinces, 88 militants were killed and 16 insurgents sustained injuries, Xinhua news agency quoted the country's interior ministry as saying on Wednesday.

South Sudan granted IOC membership

Kuala Lumpur: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the full recognition of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of South Sudan at the 128th IOC session here.

IOC president Thomas Bach welcomed the South Sudan NOC, represented by its president Wilson Deng Kuoirot and its secretary general Tong Chor Malek Deran, into the Olympic fold and presented them with a certificate of recognition and an Olympic flag on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Israel bans Gaza, West Bank footballers from playing in Palestinian Cup

Ramallah (Palestine): The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) postponed the Palestinian Football Cup final after Israel banned West Bank footballers from playing in Gaza.

The PFA said in a statement on Sunday that the match was scheduled to be played between West Bank city Hebron Sports and the Gaza-based al-Shuja'eya in Gaza, reports Xinhua.

"The association decided to annul the match after the Israeli authorities banned the football players in Hebron to cross from the West Bank to Gaza through Israel," said the statement.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu: Pakistan troops overnight violated the ceasefire agreement on the Line of Control (LoC) and international border in four sectors of the Jammu region.

"Pakistan army opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Mandi sectors of Poonch district at 9.30 p.m. yesterday (Sunday)," a defence spokesman told IANS here on Monday.

"They also started firing at our positions in Balakote sector of Rajouri district around the same time. Our troops responded to Pakistan firing."

41 held on terror charges in UAE

Dubai: The UAE has charged 41 men of various nationalities with setting up a "terrorist organisation" to destabilize the country, a media report said on Sunday.

Citing local daily Gulf News, Xinhua said the 41 people were charged with setting up and running a terrorist organisation named "Shabab Al-Manarah" (Arabic for the Minaret Youths) in the United Arab Emirates.