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Over 110 killed in western province in Iraq

Baghdad : At least 117 militants, including 111 alone in a western Iraqi province, were killed in series of clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups as government tries to wrestle back rebel-held areas, security sources said.

Shuja'iya targeted as it is Hamas stronghold: Israel

New Delhi : The Suja'iya neighbourhood in Gaza was targeted in the ongoing Israeli offensive because it is a stronghold of the Islamic Hamas movement, the Israeli embassy here said in a statement.

Dozens of people died in the attack on Shuja'iya Sunday which the embassy described as a "terror-eliminating mission".

"Over the past 24 hours, the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) conducted a terror-eliminating mission in Shuja'iya, a neighbourhood renowned for its high concentration of terrorist activities," it said.

AMU students protest against genocide in Gaza

By TCN News,

Aligarh: A Protest march was organised last Friday by Students of Aligarh Muslim University and Resident Doctor’s Association, JNMC AMU against the invasion of Israel on Gaza and to support the legitimate struggle of the people of Palestine. Thousands of the people marched from Jamia Masjid Sir Syed Hall AMU to Bab e Syed to condemn the peoples massacre in Palestine.

$320 monthly salary for Indian maids in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh : The monthly salary for Indian maids recruited in Saudi Arabia has been fixed at 1,200 Saudi riyals ($320), a media report said Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia's national recruitment committee has also asked employers to provide return economy tickets for the maids, Arab News reported citing sources.

Among other provisions in the new labour contract, a free time of at least eight hours daily and a paid vacation of 15 days annually or 30 days after two years of service has been made mandatory.

Two Indians found dead in Oman

Muscat : Two Indians were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Oman, a media report said Tuesday.

Vandana Vijayakumar, 31, an advertising professional, was found dead outside her office premises, while Biju, a 35-year-old freelancer, was found hanging in the former's living room in the port town of Azaiba Sunday, the Times of Oman reported.

Vandana's colleague discovered the two bodies with a knife lying beside her body.

Both the dead hailed from the south Indian state of Kerala.

Al Jazeera bureau attacked in Gaza

Gaza : Two shots were fired at news channel Al Jazeera's bureau office in Gaza, a day after Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that his country will work to close down the network.

The shots caused panic among the civilians living in the same building but no casualties have been reported, Al Jazeera reported.

"Two very precise shots were fired straight into our building," Al Jazeera’s Stephanie Dekker, reporting from the bureau in Gaza, said.

"We are high up in the building so we had a very strong vantage point over the area. But we have evacuated."

Al Qaeda leaders killed in Pakistan's US drone attacks

Islamabad : The Al Qaeda has said that six of its leaders were killed during US drone attacks in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, media reported Tuesday.

According to the Al Qaeda, the six leaders were killed in the July 10 drone strike that took place in the Doga Mada Khel village in Datta Khel area, the News International reported.

Datta Khel area is a well-known hub of the Al Qaeda, the Haqqani network, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Lashkar-e-Zil.

Appeal to boycott Israeli Products gaining momentum

By TCN News,

Mumbai: After the call to boycott Israeli Products by the leaders and hoteliers in Mumbai, thousands of citizens in Mira Road, Mumbai took a pledge to boycott Israeli products on Sunday.

Ceasefire 'not enough' for durable Middle East peace: UN chief

United Nations : UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo Monday in a bid to push for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which he stressed was "not enough" for a durable Middle East peace, a UN spokesperson said.

"The secretary-general is there to support the efforts to stop the fighting in Gaza, and the rocket attacks in Israel," Xinhua quoted Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric as telling reporters here at the daily briefing via telephone from the Egyptian capital.

Egypt says no change in Gaza ceasefire initiative

Cairo : Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said Monday that Egypt has no intention to amend its ceasefire initiative proposed last week between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas movement.

At a joint news conference with visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo, the minister said that Egypt's peacemaking bid is "comprehensive" and mainly in favour of the Palestinian people, particularly those who have been suffering a massive Israeli military strike on the Gaza Strip, Xinhua reported.