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'Afghan people will have final say on peace process'
Kabul, July 9 (IANS) The Afghan government has the responsibility to merge the Taliban into the structure of the political system, but it is the Afghan people who have the right to decide the final fate of the peace process, said President Ashraf Ghani.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel reports 1,335 new COVID-19 cases; 33,557 in total
Jerusalem, July 9 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health reported 1,335 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the second highest daily rise since the pandemic outbreak in the country in late February. This brings the total coronavirus cases to 33,557, of which 14,875 are active cases.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Afghan govt suspends release of Taliban inmates
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) The Afghan government has suspended the release of the last batch of Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Israeli flag carrier accepts govt rescue plan
Tel Aviv, July 7 (IANS) Israeli flag carrier, El Al announced that it has decided to accept the Ministry of Finance's plan to save the airline from shutting down.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy
Fatah, Hamas agree to resume meetings
Ramallah, July 7 (IANS) The two Palestinian rival groups, President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party and Islamic Hamas movement, have agreed to resume meetings in an effort to end the internal division.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Afghanistan to host int'l conference on peace process
Kabul, July 6 (IANS) Afghanistan on Monday will host a virtual meeting of 19 representatives from nations as well as international organizations to discuss peace and build consensus on the reconciliation process in the country.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Palestine seeks int'l coalition against Israel annexation plan
Ramallah, July 6 (IANS) Palestine has said that it was seeking to build an international coalition to block the Israel's annexation plan of the West Bank through diplomatic efforts worldwide.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel strikes Hamas sites in retaliation
Jerusalem, July 6 (IANS) The Israeli military has said that it struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in retaliation against rocket attacks by Gaza-based militants.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Coronavirus cases in Israel nudge 30,000
Jerusalem, July 6 (IANS) The Israeli health ministry reported 788 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, raising the total number in the country to 29,958.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Israel reports 977 new coronavirus cases; 29,032 in total
Jerusalem, July 5 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health has reported 977 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 29,032.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire: Report
Jerusalem, July 4 (IANS) Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities, one related to uranium enrichment and the other for missile production, over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper has claimed.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israeli PM to continue talks over annexation plan "in the coming days"
Jerusalem, July 2 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will continue discussing his West Bank annexation plan "in the coming days," his office said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Netanyahu hints at delaying West Bank annexation
Jerusalem, July 1 (IANS) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his government was still "working" on his West Bank annexation plan, hinting at a possible delay of the controversial move.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Hezbollah attempted to recruit Israeli Arabs as informants'
Jerusalem, July 1 (IANS) Israel's Shin Bet security service said that the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group attempted to recruit two Israeli Arab women as spies through a Lebanese journalist.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'24 Afghan civilians killed, injured everyday'
Kabul, June 30 (IANS) Afghanistan's National Security Council (NSC) has accused the Taliban of killing or injuring 24 civilians per day in the country since earlier this year.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Netanyahu, Gantz feud over West Bank annexation plan
Jerusalem, June 30 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main coalition partner, Benny Gantz, were at odds over the timing of the country's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel announces aid for businesses affected by COVID-19
Jerusalem, June 30 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz announced a 2-billion-shekel (US $580 million) aid package to help the businesses affected by the coronavirus.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel prepared to negotiate with Palestinians: Netanyahu
Jerusalem, June 29 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he is willing to negotiate with the Palestinians on the basis of US President Donald Trump's Middle East "peace plan".
2020-06-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel to locate Palestinians' bodies for swap deal
Jerusalem, June 29 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz instructed the army to locate the remains of "Palestinian attackers" to use them as a "bargaining chip" for captured Israelis in Gaza.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israeli gov't extends unemployment benefits until mid-August
Jerusalem, June 29 (IANS) Israeli government announced it was extending the eligibility for unemployment benefits for people on unpaid leave until August amidst a second wave of coronavirus outbreak.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Palestine denies media reports on dialogue with US
Ramallah, June 29 (IANS) Palestine denied any contacts held with the United States, following Israeli media reports about a Palestinian-US dialogue over US President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Scores killed as Afghan warring sides intensify operations
Kabul, June 29 (IANS) Both the Afghan government troops and the Taliban group have stepped up military operations as over 70 people including 10 civilians have been killed across the country over the past 24 hours, officials said.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ghani urges Taliban to end violence, start talks
Kabul, June 28 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has urged the Taliban to end the continued violence in the country and instead come forward to start the intra-Afghan talks.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'Immediate end of Israeli occupation needed for peace'
Ramallah, June 28 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official said an immediate end of the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories was needed to make peace.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Israel,Politics
2 Afghan human rights workers killed in Kabul blast
Kabul, June 27 (IANS) Two Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) staffers were killed on Saturday in a bomb blast in Kabul, police said.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Terrorism
US finalizing plan to pull 4,000 troops from Afghanistan: Report
Kabul/Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US is close to finalizing a decision to withdraw more than 4,000 troops from Afghanistan as per the Washington-Taliban deal, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Israeli warplanes strike Hamas facilities in Gaza
Jerusalem, June 27 (IANS) Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Saturday.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel, Hamas exchange threats over West Bank annexation
Jerusalem, June 26 (IANS) Israel and the Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip have exchanged threats to launch full-blown wars against each other amid the former's plan to annex part of the occupied West Bank.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel, UAE launch partnership to fight coronavirus
Jerusalem, June 26 (IANS) Israeli research companies and private companies from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will work together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
Israel reports 356 new COVID-19 cases, 22,400 in total
Jerusalem, June 26 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 22,400 after 356 new ones were added, the Ministry of Health said.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
All forms of Israeli annexation unacceptable: Palestine PM
Ramallah, June 25 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye reiterated that all forms of Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank lands were "unacceptable".
2020-06-25
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Six killed as vehicle hits roadside bomb in Afghanistan
Kabul, June 24 (IANS) Six civilians were killed when the car in which they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, provincial government spokesman Abdul Maroof Azar said on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Ghani recalls draft of amendments to media law
Kabul, June 23 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the recall of the amended draft of the mass media law from Parliament until it was further discussed, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
291 Afghan soldiers dead in Taliban attacks: Govt
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 291 Afghan soldiers were killed and 550 injured in various Taliban attacks last week, marking the highest number of casualties suffered by the security forces in a week since the country's 2001 US invasion, the government said on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Negotiation team readies for intra-Afghan peace talks
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) An Afghan negotiation team has started its consultations with lawmakers as hopes remain high that the peace talks with the Taliban will begin soon, despite a UN report stating an increase of militant attacks in the country.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghan parliament opposes amendments to media law
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) The Afghan Parliament has opposed the amendments to a mass media law proposed by the government that activists say will restrict the freedom of press in the country.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gunmen kill policeman in Kabul
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) Two gunmen fatally shot an Afghan policeman in Kabul on Monday, it was reported.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Afghan UN mission concerned over attacks on healthcare workers
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed concerns over the recent attacks on healthcare personnel and facilities, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Israel doubles since early June
Jerusalem, June 22 (IANS) The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Israel has doubled since early June, according to figures released by Israeli Ministry of Health.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Israel,National,Health/Medicine
Palestinian officials warn against Israel's annexation plan
Ramallah, June 22 (IANS) Palestinian officials warned of the consequences of Israel's annexation plans on the chances of peace in the Middle East.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel orders reopening of COVID-19 units amidst rise in cases
Jerusalem, June 22 (IANS) Israel's health ministry ordered hospitals in the country to reopen coronavirus units "immediately," amidst a new surge of COVID-19 cases.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics
Intra-Afghan talks to be scheduled after prisoners swap
Kabul, June 21 (IANS) The venue and time of the start of intra-Afghan talks will be finalized after the completion of the prisoners swap between the Kabul government and the Taliban, the State Ministry on Peace Affairs said.
2020-06-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Fatah considers declaring constitution for state of Palestine
Ramallah, June 21 (IANS) A senior official of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Movement unveiled that Fatah considers declaring a Constituent Assembly to adopt a Palestinian constitution.
2020-06-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel set to have record number of openly gay MPs
Jerusalem, June 20 (IANS) Israel is set to have a record number of openly gay MPs after new rules allowing cabinet members to give up their seats came into effect, a media report said.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion
Rashid Khan's mother passes away, cricket fraternity expresses grief
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan on Saturday shared a heartfelt message on Twitter for his mother after she died due to prolonged illness. Rashid had earlier appealed to his fans to pray for his mother.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
US reaches troop drawdown target in Afghanistan (Ld)
Kabul/Washington, June 19 (IANS) A top US Gneral said the Washington has reduced its troop level to 8,600 in Afghanistan, fulfilling the first phase of the planned withdrawal as per the deal it signed with the Taliban in February.
2020-06-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Israel reports 288 new COVID-19 cases, 19,783 in total
Jersusalem, June 18 (IANS) The Israeli Ministry of Health reported 288 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 19,783.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Asia,Israel,Health/Medicine
17 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) At least 17 soldiers were killed and 11 others wounded after Taliban militants attacked military camps in two Afghan northern provinces early Wednesday, sources said.
2020-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Palestine accuses Netanyahu of misleading world on annexation plan
Ramallah, June 16 (IANS) The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of misleading the world regarding his government's plan to annex the Palestinian lands.
2020-06-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
MSF withdraws from Kabul hospital over security concerns
Kabul, June 16 (IANS) Global medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that it was withdrawing from a maternity hospital in the Afghan capital that came under a brutal attack in May in which 25 people were killed.
2020-06-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism