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Israel reports 591 new Omicron cases, 1,118 in total
Jerusalem, Dec 26 (IANS) Israel has reported 591 new cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, according to the country's health ministry.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Taliban commander warns Pak against firing at Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) A top military commander of the Taliban-led government has warned Pakistan against firing artillery towards Afghanistan, adding that Kabul was ready to respond if Islamabad did not stop, the media reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
200 more troops deployed to beef up security in Kabul
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) An additional 200 newly-trained soldiers have been deployed in Kabul to beef up security in the capital city and the surrounding areas, the Taliban-led government's Defence Ministry said in a statement.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IS claims responsibility for Kabul passport office attack
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) The Islamic State terror group's Khorasan branch (IS-K) has claimed responsibility for an attack on the passport office in Kabul which was however, foiled by Taliban forces, the media reported on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban creates police unit to protect educational institutes
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has created a special police unit to protect educational institutes across the country, the media reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Deal with Turkey, Qatar over Afghan airports' management yet to reach
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that they were yet to reach an agreement with Turkey and Qatar over the management of five airports in the war-torn nation, the media reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hundreds of Palestinians injured in fierce West Bank clashes
Ramallah, Dec 26 (IANS) Hundreds of Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were injured during fierce clashes near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel approves 2 new settlements in Golan Heights
Jerusalem, Dec 26 (IANS) Israel announced on Sunday a multi-million-dollar plan to develop the Golan Heights, including the establishment of two new settlements.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,National,Politics
UN extends exemption of travel ban on Afghan Taliban leaders
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) The UN Security Council announced that it has extended the exemption of the travel ban on senior members of the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, including First Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, for a period of 90 days.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Several Afghan electricity projects halted due to funds suspension
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) Several electricity supply projects to Afghanistan have been halted since the past four months due to the suspension of funds from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank and the US development aid in the wake of the country's takeover by the Taliban, according to officials from the national power company.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Uzbekistan provides 3,700 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) Uzbekistan has provided 3,700 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the war-torn Afghanistan in an effort to help millions of people in need amidst the chilling winter.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dozens injured in West Bank clashes with Israeli soldiers: medics
Ramallah, Dec 24 (IANS) Dozens of Palestinian protesters were injuredin clashes with Israeli soldiers in a village northwest of the West Bank city of Nablus, according to medics and witnesses.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
40% of Afghan media outlets shut since Taliban takeover
Kabul, Dec 24 (IANS) A total of 231 media outlets (40 per cent) in Afghanistan has closed since the country's takeover by the Taliban on August 15, leading to many journalists losing their jobs, according to a survey conducted by two non-profits.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Palestine calls for UN protection against assaults in West Bank
Ramallah, Dec 24 (IANS) Palestine has called on the UN Security Council to protect people against the Israeli settlers' assaults in the West Bank.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israeli PM, US National Security Advisor meet in Jerusalem to discuss Iran
Jerusalem, Dec 23 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met on Wednesday in Jerusalem and discussed Iran and other strategic issues, according to a statement from Bennett's office.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
Israel's actions undermine two-state solution: Palestinian prez
Ramallah, Dec 23 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told a senior US official that Israel's unilateral actions in the Palestinian territories undermine the world-backed two-state solution, a Palestinian news agency said.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Security forces seize weapons in Afghan capital
Kabul, Dec 23 (IANS) The intelligence personnel of Afghanistan's caretaker government have seized weapons and ammunition in a neighborhood of national capital, Kabul, the General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) said on Thursday.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Militants in Afghanistan find alternate option
Kabul, Dec 23 (IANS) As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates in terms of security with declining stability and the absence of an inclusive government, the Taliban government is under severe pressure to deal with the ISIS and other violent Islamic groups operating in Afghanistan.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Israel,National,Terrorism
Israel launches nat'l cybersecurity center to protect transportation systems
Jerusalem, Dec 22 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Transport and Road Safety on Tuesday announced the launch of a national center to deal with cyber threats in the transportation sector.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Israel imposes new restrictions amid Omicron surge
Jerusalem, Dec 22 (IANS) Israel's coronavirus cabinet has decided to tighten coronavirus-related restrictions amid concerns over the Omicron variant.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Israel announces 4th booster dose to fight Omicron
Jerusalem, Dec 22 (IANS) Israel on Wednesday announced plans to roll out a fourth shot of Covid vaccine to fight the new vaccine evading Omicron variant.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Israel,National,Health/Medicine
Palestinian president calls on Israel to revive stalled peace process
Ramallah, Dec 22 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Israel to implement the agreements it signed with Palestine and resume the Middle East peace process, which has been stalled for seven years.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers
Ramallah, Dec 22 (IANS) A Palestinian driver was killed by Israeli soldiers at an army checkpoint near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, said Palestinian and Israeli sources.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Covid-19 virus harms human immune system: Israeli research
Jerusalem, Dec 21 (IANS) Israeli researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, harms the human immune system, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in southern Israel said on Monday.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Special coin honors Israeli medical staff for fighting Covid
Jerusalem, Dec 21 (IANS) Israel's central bank has launched a special edition of coin to honor the country's medical staff for their fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Afghans flood passport offices in bid to leave country
Kabul, Dec 21 (IANS) As the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan continues to worsen in Afghanistan with freezing temperatures adding to the sufferings of the locals, hundreds of Afghans are flooding the passport office in Kabul in a bid to leave the country at the earliest.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak rupee being circulated in many Afghan provinces
Kabul, Dec 21 (IANS) Amid the collapse of Afghanistan's banking sector, coupled with Taliban-imposed restrictions on money exchange systems, local traders are now opting to use of Pakistani rupee as mode of financial transactions for payment in many provinces of the country.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan mustn't interfere in Afghan affairs: Hamid Karzai
Kabul, Dec 20 (IANS) Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that Islamabad must not interfere in Kabul's internal affairs, a statement which came in response to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's remark about the ongoing political situation in the war-torn nation, as well as the threat posed by the Islamic State terror group, the media reported.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan markets mired with high prices despite rise of currency value
Kabul, Dec 20 (IANS) Despite the US dollar depreciating against the afghani, Afghanistan's national currency, the prices of essential items like food and fuel still remained high.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Israel detects bird flu outbreak near Lebanese border
Tel Aviv, Dec 20 (IANS) Israel has detected an outbreak of the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza at a chicken farm near the country's border with Lebanon, the state's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said in a statement.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Israel,International
PM confirms Israel under 5th Covid wave
Tel Aviv, Dec 20 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that the country is under the fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic triggered by the new Omicron variant, adding that his cabinet was mulling new restrictions to stem the further spread of the virus.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel bans travel to 10 more countries over Omicron scare
Jerusalem, Dec 19 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health on Sunday said it decided to ban travel to ten more countries to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel detects bird flu among dozens of wild cranes
Tel Aviv, Dec 17 (IANS) Dozens of wild cranes infected with the H5N1 bird flu have been detected in Israel's Hula Valley, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Israel,International
Israel detects bird flu among dozens of wild cranes
Tel Aviv, Dec 17 (IANS) Dozens of wild cranes infected with the H5N1 bird flu have been detected in Israel's Hula Valley, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Israel,International
Salahuddin Ayobi ? Surviving life but living his passion for journalism in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 17 (IANS) Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August 2021, after an abrupt withdrawal of foreign troops and toppling of the Ashraf Ghani regime in a matter of days, life for Afghans has seen a free fall into poverty, forcing them to opt for other professions and self-employment, compromising on their dreams and passion.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Israel,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ancient gout drug may cut Covid-related death by 50%: Study
Jerusalem, Dec 17 (IANS) A drug used by ancient Greeks to treat gout may have the potential to reduce the risk of death from Covid-19 by as much as 50 per cent, claims a new study.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Israel,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Israeli nurses strike over violence against medical staff
Jerusalem, Dec 16 (IANS) The Israeli Nurses Association (INA) has declared a 24-hour strike in all hospitals and clinics nationwide in protest of violence against nurses in the country's health system.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Israel bans travel to 7 more nations
Tel Aviv, Dec 16 (IANS) The Israeli Health Ministry on announced its decision to ban travel to seven more countries to prevent the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Afghan trading company provides humanitarian aid to teachers
Kabul, Dec 16 (IANS) An Afghan trading company has provided humanitarian assistance to more than 7,000 teachers in the northern Balkh province, an official of the firm announced on Thursday.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Value of Afghanistan's currency climbs against dollar
Kabul, Dec 16 (IANS) The US dollar has depreciated against the afghani, Afghanistan's national currency, from 130 afghani days ago to 95 afghani on Thursday, reports said.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy,Politics
Israeli PM invites new German Chancellor to visit Israel
Jerusalem, Dec 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held the first phone conversation with new German chancellor Olaf Scholz and invited him to visit Israel, the Prime Minister's office has said.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
Afghanistan's central bank trying hard to stabilise crippling economy
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) Afghanistans economy has been on a constant free fall since the Taliban takeover, as the world shut down its doors, ceasing all aids, funds along with seizure of assets of Da Afghanistan Bank, the central bank of the country.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Turkmen humanitarian supplies arrive in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) The second shipment of Turkmenistan-donated humanitarian supplies has arrived in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, reports said.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Turkmen humanitarian supplies arrive in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) The second shipment of Turkmenistan-donated humanitarian supplies has arrived in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, reports said.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Afghan Taliban seek world's mercy, compassion to help its people
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) A top Taliban leader has called for worlds mercy and compassion to help millions of Afghan nationals, who are in desperate need of help, aid and support in the current dire times.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Radio Begum - the voice of Afghanistan's women
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and its capital Kabul, which is the hub of global attention with questions being raised on rights to women and education for girls under the Taliban rule, Radio Begum is broadcasting the voices of women across the country.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Record devaluation of Afghan currency amid economic woes
Kabul, Dec 14 (IANS) Amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the national currency, the afghani, has recorded an alarming drop against the US dollar leading to a sharp increase in the prices essential items like food and fuel.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Israeli PM makes 1st official trip to UAE
Jerusalem, Dec 13 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made his first official visit to the United Arab Emirates, in a bid to strengthen the recently-established bilateral ties.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel discovers 2,000-year-old Jewish synagogue
Jerusalem, Dec 13 (IANS) The University of Haifa (UH) has announced that Israeli archaeologists had discovered a 2,000-year-old synagogue on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in north-eastern Israel.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Israel,Human Interest/Society
Palestine seeks to increase annual trade exchange with Jordan to $500mn: official
Ramallah, Dec 13 (IANS) Palestine is seeking to increase the annual trade exchange with Jordan to $500 million, state authorities have announced.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics