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Rockets fired from Gaza to Mediterranean: Israeli Army

Jerusalem: Several rockets were launched Monday from the northern Gaza Strip into the Mediterranean Sea as part of tests performed by Palestinian armed groups, Israeli media reported.

A military spokesman confirmed to Efe news agency the firing of rockets without specifying their number.

Last Friday, Israeli aircraft bombed a position of the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement, the "Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades" in Gaza, in which no injuries were recorded.

Indians get new passport, visa centres in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Outsourcing agency VFS Global will open three new centres in Saudi Arabia to facilitate better passport, visa and consular services for Indians, a media report said Monday.

"We are pleased to announce the commencement of our new passport/visa/consular outsourcing services from Jan 1, 2015,” the Indian Consulate in Jeddah said in a press release Sunday.

“The new arrangement aims to provide better services to the Indian diaspora living under the jurisdiction of the consulate.”

Indian arrested in UAE on fraud charges

Dubai: An Indian national, posing as a police officer, has been arrested along with a Pakistani accomplice in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for trying to defraud a man of money, a media report said Monday.

The suspects convinced an Indian man, wanted by the police in several cases, that they were Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers and could remove his criminal record if he paid them money, Khaleej Times reported.

The man, however, informed the police in Sharjah after which a trap was laid. The duo was arrested red-handed while receiving the money.

Anti-terror war can be won through unity: Imran Khan

Peshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said Monday that the war on terror can be won through unity of the nation, Radio Pakistan reported.

The war is difficult but not impossible, Imran Khan said during a press conference in Peshawar Monday.

The PTI chief demanded restoration of the original role to the Frontier Constabulary, legislation to ban illegal SIMs, better border management to regulate movement on Pakistan-Afghanistan border, immediate repatriation of illegal Afghan refugees, and firm plans for repatriation of the registered ones.

No execution of terrorists in Pakistan's Punjab Monday

Islamabad: No execution of death row convict will be carried out in Pakistan's Punjab provbince Monday, Geo News reported citing the country's interior ministry sources.

The mercy pleas of three death row inmates were sent to President Mamnoon Hussain. Two of the death row inmates were convicted for attacking military installations while the third was held guilty of carrying out an attack on a civilian target, sources added.

These convicts will be sent to the gallows after the president rejects their appeals, according to the ministry sources.

'Afghan intelligence backing Pakistan Taliban chief'

Islamabad: Former Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik has said that Afghan intelligence agency is supporting the Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, Geo News reported Monday.

Pakistan Taliban is also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The Pakistan Peoples Party leader also said that the fugitive TTP chief found refuge in Afghanistan whenever he wished.

Pakistan anti-polio drive halted

Islamabad: Pakistan's anti-polio drive has been halted for security reasons in Khyber-Pakhtunkwa province where over 2.9 million children were expected to be administered the polio vaccine during the three-day campaign, media reported.

Earlier Monday morning, the campaign was launched and over 8,000 teams were constituted to administer anti-polio drops to about 2.9 million children.

Arrangements were also made to administer the vaccine to children at bus stops and railway stations.

Pakistan court suspends execution of two convicts

Islamabad: The Sindh High Court (SHC) Monday suspended the black warrants of two convicts observing that proper legal procedures were not followed.

The suspension of the warrants came after the SHC heard appeals filed by the families of Muhammad Azam and Ataullah alias Abdullah, who were member of banned organisations, The News International reported.

The appeals were heard by a bench headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar. The advocate general of Sindh and superintendent of jails appeared during the proceedings.

States making big mistake in backing terrorism: Iran

Tehran : Countries supporting terrorism in the Middle East have made a "big mistake", says Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Press TV reported.

"The states that back terrorist groups have made a big mistake and will face problems" because of that, Larijani said in a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi in the Syrian capital Damascus Sunday.

The top parliamentarian termed the issues of terrorism in Syria and Iraq a "regional problem".