Hamas warns Israel not to renew tension over Jerusalem flag March

GAZA — The Islamic Hamas movement has warned Israel not to renew tension in the Palestinian territories although a Jerusalem flag march scheduled for Thursday is reported to have been called off. “Hamas warns the occupier (Israel), the mediators and the entire world against the flag march through the Old City and al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem,” Khalil al-Hayya, a senior leader in Gaza, told reporters on Monday. “Hamas’ message is clear: we don’t want the Thursday event to be like what happened after May 10,” he added, referring to the…

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Death toll from Pakistan train collision reaches 62

ISLAMABAD — The death toll from the collision between two passenger trains in Pakistan’s Sindh province has increased to 62, a government official said on Tuesday. The death toll rose after rescue teams pulled out more bodies from the damaged compartments of the trains, Commissioner of Sukkur Shafiq Ahmed Mahesar told Xinhua news agency. He said that over 100 people sustained injuries in the accident and they are being treated at various hospitals of Pano Aqil, Ghotki and Mirpur Mathelo in the province, adding that the condition of at least…

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Arab League chief warns against provoking situation in Jerusalem

Cairo: Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the Cairo-based Arab League (AL), has warned against any Israeli attempt that seeks to inflame the situation in Jerusalem for domestic and political reasons. In a statement on Monday, Aboul-Gheit also warned against “the ongoing mobilisation in lines of the extreme right-wing and the settlers that clearly attempt to provoke confrontations with the Palestinians via organising protests that will inevitably lead to growing tensions”, reports Xinhua news agency. “The current situation requires showing responsibility and practicing self-control for fixing the truce instead of provoking acts…

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FIR against Kerala BJP chief for bribing rival to withdraw nomination in election

New Delhi: Kasaragod police on Monday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Kerala BJP president K Surendran for allegedly bribing a rival candidate into withdrawing his nomination ahead of the April 6 assembly election. K Sundara – who filed papers as a BSP candidate – has alleged he was given ₹ 2.5 lakh by the BJP to withdraw from the race for the Manjeswaram constituency. Police recorded Sundara’s statement, who claimed that he was abducted, detained and bribed. A local court had directed the police to lodge an FIR in the…

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Jamia student Asif Tanha granted custody bail to prepare and write exams

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has granted interim custody bail to Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha to allow him to prepare and sit in three backlog exams for his Bachelor’s degree. He will be released on 13 June for two weeks and will stay at FabHotel-Le-Grand, Kalkaji, New Delhi, reported Live Law. A division bench comprising Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Anup J. Bhambhani granted bail to Tanha, who is facing trial in Delhi violence conspiracy case, on the condition that he will stay at an allotted facility under the…

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