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56 mosques, 7 hospitals hit in Israeli offensive, Gaza toll 750

56 mosques, 7 hospitals hit in Israeli offensive, Gaza toll 750

• Death toll passes 700 mark • 46 schools, over 3,000 homes destroyed or damaged • Indiscriminate strikes backfiring against Israel Defying mounting calls for restraint and a UN vote… Read more »

Gaza bloodbath: Five children die; toll 572

Gaza bloodbath: Five children die; toll 572

GAZA CITY: The death toll in Gaza rose to 572 on Monday. And the Israeli army said another seven soldiers had been killed in fighting in Gaza, raising the overall… Read more »

Young Indian bestowed ‘Preacher of the Nation’ title at Dubai Ramzan Forum

Young Indian bestowed ‘Preacher of the Nation’ title at Dubai Ramzan Forum

Dubai: An eight-year-old Indian boy has won a sermon contest in Dubai — in Arabic. Young Ebrahim Shabandri’s Arabic language and public speaking skills made him the top ‘Preacher of… Read more »

Turkey PM slams Egypt’s ‘tyrant’ Sisi over Gaza

Turkey PM slams Egypt’s ‘tyrant’ Sisi over Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire… Read more »

Outrage as France becomes first country to ban pro-Palestine demonstrations

Outrage as France becomes first country to ban pro-Palestine demonstrations

France’s socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine. In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on… Read more »

Israel warns it may widen Gaza ground offensive, toll at 265

Israel warns it may widen Gaza ground offensive, toll at 265

Israel today warned it would “significantly widen” its first ground offensive in five years in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, after 11 days of airstrikes that have killed 265 Palestinians so… Read more »

Hamas rejects Egypt proposal for truce with Israel

Hamas rejects Egypt proposal for truce with Israel

Hamas today rejected an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel, moments after the Israeli Cabinet accepted the plan, throwing into disarray international efforts to end a week of fighting… Read more »

Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

Some of the girls who managed to escape after being abducted last month from a school in northeastern Nigeria by the group Boko Haram have given harrowing accounts of their… Read more »

Egypt’s teenage inventor barred from travelling to science event in US

Egypt’s teenage inventor barred from travelling to science event in US

A young inventor has spoken about his disappointment at being barred from representing Egypt an international science competition. Abdallah Assem, 17, was prevented from boarding a flight at Cairo Airport… Read more »

Egypt: 102 Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed for 10 years

Egypt: 102 Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed for 10 years

CAIRO – An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced 102 defendants it describes as Muslim Brotherhood supporters to 10 years in prison each on charges of violent rioting in a Cairo… Read more »