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Release of Indian fishermen caught by Pakistan and Sri Lanka

By TCN News,

New Delhi: On 26 May 2014, just prior to the visit of Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to India, Government of Pakistan released 150 Indian fishermen. In the first six months of the current year (1st January-12th July) Government of Sri Lanka has released 532 Indian fishermen.

PFI, SDPI condemn Gaza attack

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Popular Front chairman K M Shareef in a statement issued here today has said that the government refusal to a debate in the parliament about Gaza situation amounts to justifying the cruelties of Israel upon the people of Palestine. He further stated that by this act of suppressing even the right of parliamentarians to express their views on any aspect of Israel-Palestine issue, the NDA government has betrayed the traditional Indian policy of supporting the democratic and civil rights of Palestine people.

Three Israelis indicted for Palestinian teenager's murder

Jerusalem : Three Israeli suspects were indicted Thursday for kidnapping and murdering 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khedir two weeks ago in a revenge killing that led to days of violent clashes across Israel.

The identity of the defendants remained under a gag order, Xinhua reported.

According to the details that were cleared for publication, one of them is a 29-year-old settler from the settlement of Adam in the occupied West Bank, and the others are 16-year-old minors from Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, a suburb of Jerusalem.

Auditing of Afghan presidential runoff votes begins

Kabul : Afghanistan Thursday started auditing of the votes that were cast during the presidential election runoff held June 14.

The audit of the votes, according to Election Commission Chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani, was taking place at the central office of the Election Commission and the process will be monitored by national and international observers including those from the UN.

Around 100 groups, each comprising two to three people, have been formed to audit the ballot boxes totalling over eight million votes, Xinhua reported citing Nuristani.

Pakistan condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

Islamabad : Pakistan Thursday condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, including the car bombing in Paktika province Wednesday that claimed 42 lives.

Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said no cause justifies such despicable acts especially in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, Xinhua reported.

The comments came hours after heavily armed Taliban militants attacked Kabul international airport Thursday with hand grenades and automatic guns.

All the five attackers have been killed.

Modi government is pro-Israel: CPI-M

New Delhi : The CPI-M Thursday accused the government of taking a pro-Israeli stand by refusing to discuss the Israeli air raids on Gaza in parliament.

Instead of condemning the Israeli attacks that have left 220 Palestinians dead, "the government has adopted a dubious stand which condones the unjustified Israeli aggression", the CPI-M said.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the external affairs ministry first equated both sides as responsible for the violence. It also refused to condemn the "Israeli violence in Gaza".

Seven militants, security man killed in Pakistan clash

Islamabad : Seven suspected militants and one elite forces man were killed in an armed clash between security forces and suspected militants during a search operation Thursday in Lahore, a minister said.

The clash began when security forces, acting on a tip-off, launched a search operation in Araiyan Pind area of the city, Dawn online reported citing Col. (Retd.) Shuja Khanzada, Punjab's minister for anti-terrorism.

Acute water crisis looms in Gaza

Geneva : Hundreds of thousands of Gazans are without water after Israeli air strikes that have wrecked the water and sewage system and the whole strip is threatened with a water crisis within days, aid agencies warned on Tuesday.

Syria’s President Assad sworn in for new seven-year term

Beirut : Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a third term as Syria's president in a ceremony in Damascus, after an election his opponents said was a "farce".

Assad on Wednesday swore by the Qur’an before parliamentarians in an extraordinary session, 40 months into a conflict estimated to have killed between 100,000 and 160,000 people. "Syrians, three years and four months... have passed since some cried 'freedom'," he said, referring to the start of a March 2011 revolt that demanded his ouster.

Erdogan: Israel carrying out state terrorism

Ankara : Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday stepped up his rhetoric against Israel over its deadly air offensive on Gaza, accusing the Jewish state of committing “state terrorism” against the Palestinians.