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Afghanistan reports 370 new Covid cases, tally at 63,088
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Afghanistan reported 370 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, raising its national tally to 63,088, including 5,793 active cases, the country's Ministry of Public Health confirmed.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel, Hamas exchange attacks amid surging tensions
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) Israel launched new airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, and the Islamic Hamas movement, which controls the coastal enclave, unleashed fresh rocket attacks against the Jewish state overnight and on Tuesday, in one of the worst escalations between the two sides in recent years.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Obesity raises risk of Covid infection: Study
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) People with increasing body mass index (BMI) may be at the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, finds a new study.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Palestine intensifies contacts with int'l community over E.Jerusalem clashes
Ramallah, May 11 (IANS) Palestine is intensifying its contacts with the international community in an effort to curb the ongoing violent clashes in East Jerusalem, President Mahmoud Abbas said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel reroutes parade to avoid clashes with Palestinians
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) The Israel government has rerouted an annual nationalist flag parade away from East Jerusalem's flashpoint sites to avoid further clashes with the Palestinians.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Taliban-linked terror network busted in Kabul
Kabul, May 11 (IANS) A nine-member Taliban-linked terrorist network has been busted in Kabul, the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
20 killed as Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas rocket barrage
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) Tensions simmering in Jerusalem in recent days have taken deadly turn as militants in the Gaza Strip and Israel exchanged attacks, with at least 20 people killed, according to officials.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Dozens injured in fresh clashes in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, May 10 (IANS) Fresh fighting between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters left dozens injured on Monday as a clash about access to parts of the Old City and attempts to evict a Palestinian family from their home reached one of Jerusalem's holiest sites.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics
15 dead in Afghanistan as Taliban announces Eid ceasefire (Ld)
Kabul, May 10 (IANS) At least 15 people, mainly civilians, were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, the same day Taliban militants announced a nationwide three-day ceasefire for the upcoming Eid-al0Fitr holidays.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Aus FM meets Ghani in Kabul to discuss troops withdrawal
Kabul, May 10 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Monday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul to discuss the withdrawal of troops from the war-torn country.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Israel closes Gaza crossing after rockets fired
Tel Aviv, May 10 (IANS) The Israel government said on Monday that it has closed the Erez Crossing, the only pedestrian passage between the Gaza Strip and the Jewish state, after rockets were fired from the coastal enclave.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Taliban declares ceasefire during Eid
Kabul, May 10 (IANS) The Taliban militant outfit has announced a three-day ceasefire with the Afghan government during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday, a spokesman said on Monday.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Israel closes Gaza's fishing zone
Tel Aviv, May 10 (IANS) The Israel government announced that it has completely closed Gaza's offshore fishing zone following incendiary balloons sent from the Palestinian enclave amid soaring tensions.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel approves aid plan for aviation sector
Tel Aviv, May 10 (IANS) The Israeli government has approved an aid plan to support the country's coronavirus-hit aviation industry, the Finance Ministry said in a statement.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israeli police green-lights Jerusalem Day parade
Jerusalem, May 10 (IANS) Israeli police said have said that the annual Jerusalem Day parade will take place on Monday in East Jerusalem, where violent clashes have continued for the past few days.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel to ink free trade deal with S.Korea
Tel Aviv, May 10 (IANS) Israel and South Korea will sign a free trade agreement this week, officials said here.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Afghans will continue to suffer after forces withdrawal: Analyst
Kabul, May 10 (IANS) Afghans, as victims of the so-called US-led war on terror, would continue to suffer after the withdrawal of the American troops, according to a political analyst.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Toll from blasts near Kabul school reaches 50
Kabul, May 9 (IANS) The death toll from a car bombing near a school in Kabul followed by two mine blasts has increased to 50, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
90 Palestinians injured in E.Jerusalem clashes (Ld)
Jerusalem, May 9 (IANS) Some 90 Palestinians were injured in the second night of the ongoing violent clashes with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, it was reported on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
64 Palestinians injured as clashes continue in E.Jerusalem
Jerusalem, May 9 (IANS) At least 64 Palestinians were injured in ongoing demonstrations and violent clashes with the Israeli police near Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem, local media reported on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Death toll rises to 33 in Kabul blast
Kabul, May 9 (IANS) The toll death in the explosion that took place here on Saturday near a school has risen to 33, officials said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Israel strikes Hamas target in Gaza following rocket attack
Tel Aviv, May 9 (IANS) The Israeli army struck a Hamas military post in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday in retaliation against a rocket attack.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Politics
Kabul: 25 killed, 52 injured in explosion near school
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed after an explosion near a school in the western part of Kabul, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
78 killed in Afghan flash floods
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) At least 78 people have died in Afghanistan due to heavy rainfall and flash floods in the past week, the country's National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Over 200 injured in violent Jerusalem clashes
Jerusalem, May 8 (IANS) More than 200 people have been injured in heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, authorities said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Afghan forces launch counter-offensive in Baghlan
Kabul, May 7 (IANS) Scores of militants have been killed in Afghanistan's Baghlan province as government forces launched a counter-offensive to repel Taliban attacks, a police official said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
15 arrested after clashes in E.Jerusalem
Jerusalem, May 7 (IANS) Israeli police said on Friday that they have arrested 15 people in clashes in eastern Jerusalem.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Kabul hit by blackout as 2 power pylons damaged
Kabul, May 7 (IANS) Kabul was hit by a blackout as two power pylons were destroyed in explosion on Friday, Afghanistan's Breshna Sherkat, the national power company, confirmed.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ghani discusses peace process with UK envoy
Kabul, May 7 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met the UK's Ambassador to Kabul, Alison Blake and discussed the peace process and support to the country's national security force, his office said in a statement.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Pfizer-BioNTech vax very effective against variants'
Jerusalem, May 6 (IANS) The Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus vaccine is highly effective against severe pneumonia and death caused by both UK-, South Africa-variants, results of twin studies have shown.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Palestine to set new poll date if Israel approves voting in E.Jerusalem
Ramallah, May 6 (IANS) Palestine will set a new date for holding the general elections if Israel approves voting in East Jerusalem, according to Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Netanyahu's main rival tasked with forming govt
Tel Aviv, May 6 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Yair Lapid, with the formation of a new coalition government, a day after the premier failed to do so.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel sees 350% jump in foreign tourist arrivals
Tel Aviv, May 6 (IANS) The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Israel jumped about 4.5 times or 350 per cent in April from March, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Afghan conflict intensifies amid US forces' withdrawal
Kabul, May 6 (IANS) The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has further intensified since the start of the withdrawal of the US-led forces from the country on May 1 as the Taliban militants have stepped up activities, officials said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
One killed in Kabul roadside bombing
Kabul, May 5 (IANS) One person was killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb blast that targeted a bus carrying health workers here on Wednesday morning, a local official said.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Israel's tally of seriously ill Covid patients hit 10-month low
Tel Aviv, May 4 (IANS) Israel's tally of severely ill coronavirus patients has fallen below 100 for the first time in around 10 months.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
12 killed in Afghanistan floods
Kabul, May 4 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed as heavy rains and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan's Herat province, the local government said in a statement on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Israel,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US forces in Afghanistan hand over base
Kabul, May 4 (IANS) The US forces in Afghanistan have handed over a key operating base to the Afghan National Army in the restive southern Helmand province, reported local media.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Palestine extends state of emergency
Ramallah, May 4 (IANS) Palestine has extended its coronavirus-related state of emergency to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 variants.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Wearing masks for Covid cut asthma, allergies by 65%
Jerusalem, May 3 (IANS) The widespread use of face masks outdoors during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to 65 per cent reduction in serious asthma cases that required hospitalisation, according to a study.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Israel,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Taliban conducts 141 attacks in 24 hrs in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 3 (IANS) The Taliban has conducted 141 attacks in Afghanistan over the last 24 hours, mostly in Uruzgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces, sources said.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
3 Israelis wounded in West Bank drive-by shooting
Tel Aviv, May 3 (IANS) A drive-by shooting attack in the West Bank injured three Israelis, including two in critical condition, authorities here said.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Palestinian Prez calls for dialogue over unity govt
Ramallah, May 3 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for a new round of intra-national dialogue to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government, his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel holds day of mourning for stampede victims
Tel Aviv, May 3 (IANS) Israel observed a national day of mourning for the 45 people who were killed in a stampede disaster at Mount Meron on April 29.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Israel,Politics
5 soldiers, 8 militants killed in Afghan clashes
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Five soldiers and eight militants were killed when fighting erupted in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province on Saturday night, a local source confirmed on Sunday.
2021-05-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Terrorism
4 killed in fuel tanker explosion in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) At least four people were killed, 10 injured and five others went missing in a fuel tanker explosion in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan on Saturday night.
2021-05-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 children among 45 deaths in deadly stampede in Israel
Jerusalem, May 2 (IANS) Five children, aged from nine to 14, are among the 45 victims who were killed in a stampede disaster at Mount Meron in northern Israel on Thursday night, the country's health ministry said.
2021-05-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel bans travel to 7 countries including India
Jerusalem, May 1 (IANS) The Israeli government on Friday decided to ban travel of Israeli citizens to seven countries over high Covid-19 morbidity and fear of the spread of variants of the virus, according to a joint statement issued by Prime Minister's Office and Health Ministry.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics
44 killed in stampede at Jewish festival in Israel
Jerusalem, April 30 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed and 103 injured in a stampede after midnight Thursday at an Israeli festival attended by tens of thousands of people, local media reported.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion
Israel reports 111 new Covid-19 cases, 838,211 in total
Jerusalem, April 28 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health reported 111 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the total number of cases in the country to 838,211.
2021-04-28
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics