China says US veto paralyzing UN Security Council over Israel

ANKARA China criticized the United States for its role in the Middle East tensions, adding that its veto has paralyzed the Security Council. In a statement issued on late Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry urged a complete cease-fire by Israel in Palestine. “What US does amid the Palestine-Israel conflict is deeply disappointing. Is this the human rights US touts around when Palestinian people suffer, or is it an excuse to serve US self-interest?” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in short statement posted on Twitter. “Is this what US calls rule-based…

Read More

Jews in Turkey say Erdogan always ‘supportive’

ANKARA Turkey’s Jewish community on Wednesday said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has always been constructive, supportive, and encouraging toward them. They responded to a tweet by the US Department of State condemning Erdogan for alleged anti-Semitic remarks. “While tragedies in the region are deeply saddening – & global rise of anti semitisim is unacceptable- it is unfair & reprehensible to imply that President Erdogan – @tcbestepe – is anti-Semitic,” the community tweeted. “On the contrary, he has always been constructive, supportive & encouraging towards us,” they added. The US…

Read More

Hamas chief calls on Indonesia to rally global support

JAKARTA, Indonesia Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday wrote to Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the escalating Israeli aggression in Palestine. “We call upon you to act urgently, and to mobilize Arab, Islamic and international support, to take a clear and firm position to oblige the occupation an immediate end of aggression and terror practiced by the Israeli occupation against the besieged Gaza Strip,” Haniyeh said in his letter. He called for the end of all violations in the occupied Jerusalem and its people,” including Judaization schemes, settlements, forced expulsion…

Read More

Muslim driver allegedly tortured, told to go to Pak by cops in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, A Muslim driver was allegedly tortured by traffic police personnel at a police station in Shamshabad near the Hyderabad Airport on the outskirts of the city. Mohammed Subhan, a DCM driver, alleged on Wednesday that he was physically tortured at the police station in Shamshabad where was kept under custody for three days. Showing the injury marks all over his body, Subhan said a traffic police officer used abusive language and also asked him to go to Pakistan. Subhan, who was let off by the police at the intervention…

Read More

Was Chitrakoot Jail episode a stage-managed police encounter? Relatives had feared it

When the news on May 14, arrived that three gangsters inside Chitrakoot Jail, UP were killed, the movie Pataal Lok splashed before my eyes as a large part of it revolved around  Chitrakoot’s crime world.  Perhaps, what its director could not have perceived was how murders even inside the safe-premises of Chitrakoot Jail can happen. This is real time UP. The reel-time can take a gasp! When three criminals Merajuddin (Benarus), Muqeem Kaala (Shamli)  and Anshu Dixit (Sitapur) , inside Chitrakoot Jail were murdered, it is bound to raise questions; the most pertinent…

Read More