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IDF confirms carrying out strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza

Tel Aviv/UNI: The Israel Defense Forces(IDF) has confirmed carrying out strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza strip in retaliation to what it described as arson balloons attacks launched from the area.

Political impasse in Haiti, amid rising humanitarian needs, ahead of crucial elections

New York: Amid worsening socioeconomic conditions, rising criminal gang violence and a resurgence of COVID-19, Haiti’s leaders must commit to good-faith dialogue aimed at ending a longstanding and damaging political impasse, the UN’s senior official in the country told the Security Council today.

Guterres: Bring crimes of sexual violence in conflict out of ‘the shadows’, punish perpetrators

New York: Sexual violence in conflict “reverberates down generations” and threatens both human and international security, the UN chief said on Thursday in his message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

One in every 100 dies by their own hand, each suicide ‘a tragedy’: WHO

New York: New research published by the UN health agency on Thursday revealed that suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide – taking more lives each year than HIV, malaria, breast cancer, war and homicide.

UN chief urges debt relief extension for middle-income countries

New York: Innovative measures to address debt are required to help the world’s more than 100 middle-income countries expand their economies and exit the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Thursday.

Pakistan: Terrorists attack Pakistan Army troops in Turbat, one soldier dies

Turbat: A soldier died as terrorists attacked Pakistan Army troops stationed near Turbat on Thursday, media reports said.

One person die, 12 hurt in shooting spree in Arizona: Police

Washington/Sputnik: One person has died and another 12 have been injured in several shooting incidents in the US state of Arizona, local police said.

Pakistan: Six Iran-funded schools shut down in Quetta

Quetta: Local authorities in Pakistan's Quetta region have sealed six Iran-funded and illegal schools, media reports said on Thursday.

Pakistan: Polio drive suspended across country amid spike in attacks

Islamabad: The Pakistani government has suspended the anti-polio campaign “for an indefinite period” amid serious security threats and increasing attacks on polio workers in different parts of the country, media reports said on Thursday.

Pakistan: Gwadar fishermen demonstrate against govt's decision to grant fishing rights to Chinese trawlers

A large number of fishermen in Pakistan's Gwadar region recently demonstrated against the federal government for granting Chinese trawlers fishing rights in Gwadar by issuing them licences, media reports said.

Afghanistan's former vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili warns against attacks against Hazara community

Kabul: Afghanistan's former vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili has cautioned the nation that the people will “attempt anything” to ensure their safety if the government does not prevent “targeted attacks against Hazara community” as well as other injustices in the country.

Chief Justice of Pakistan expresses anger, says Pakistan's Karachi city ruined through conspiracy

Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed seems to be irked by  Karachi's administrative affairs and said the city  has been ruined through a "conspiracy".

Pakistan Army Chief Bajwa directs military to maintain preparedness along country's borders

Islamabad:  Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said  the Pakistan Army should maintain "high standards of operational preparedness" along the Line of Control (LoC) and Pak-Afghan border.

Pakistan National Assembly scuffle: PML-N Sheikh Rohail Asghar leader says expletives hurled in NA ‘a part of Punjab’s culture’

Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sheikh Rohail Asghar recently reacted on the chaotic scenes in Tuesday's parliament session and said the use of abusive language is "just a part of Punjab's culture".

Water Shortage in Sindh: Murad blames IRSA

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said injustice has been done to the people of his region in the Water Accord of 1991.