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Hamas sources say Israel hostages handed over to Egypt

Published On: November 25, 2023 08:20 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories, Nov. 25: Two Hamas sources told AFP that some of the hostages seized in the October 7 raids on Israel were on Friday handed over to the Red Cross for return to Israel, via Egypt.

Earth to warm up to 2.9C even with current climate pledges: UN

Published On: November 21, 2023 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PARIS, Nov 21: Countries' greenhouse gas-cutting pledges put Earth on track for warming far beyond key limits, potentially up to a catastrophic 2.9 degrees Celsius this century, the UN said Monday, warning "we are out of road".

Head breaks India hearts as Australia win sixth World Cup title

Published On: November 19, 2023 09:55 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

AHMEDABAD, Opener Travis Head hit a sparkling 137 to power Australia to a record-extending sixth World Cup title with a convincing six-wicket win over India in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Starship test flight makes progress, but ship and booster explode

Published On: November 19, 2023 08:35 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

STARBASE, United States, Nov 19: The second test launch of SpaceX's Starship got off to a successful start Saturday, with the booster separating from the spaceship, but both then exploded shortly after over the ocean.

India eyes fairytale finish in World Cup final against Australia

Published On: November 18, 2023 08:07 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

AHMEDABAD, Nov 18: Rohit Sharma's undefeated India will look to end a 10-year global title drought in front of 130,000 fans in the World Cup final against five-time champions Australia on Sunday.

US sanctions Turkey, China, UAE entities to disrupt Russia war

Published On: November 3, 2023 01:40 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

WASHINGTON, Nov 3: The United States announced sanctions Thursday on individuals and companies it accused of abetting Russia's war against Ukraine, targeting entities in Turkey, China and the United Arab Emirates in a bid to disrupt Moscow's supply chains.

Bangladesh PM's daughter takes WHO top job, denying nepotism

Published On: November 1, 2023 08:36 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, Nov 1: The World Health Organization on Wednesday selected the daughter of Bangladesh's prime minister to be its South-East Asia director, a month after she rejected criticisms of nepotism over her application.

Putin praises 'unprecedented' energy ties with China

Published On: October 20, 2023 10:05 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

MOSCOW, Oct 20 : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the "unprecedented" energy cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, as the Kremlin seeks to strengthen its Asian partnerships to make up for the loss of the European market.

EU 'cannot accept' Israel illegally halting water to Gaza

Published On: October 19, 2023 08:35 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

STRASBOURG, Oct 19: The European Union "cannot accept" Israel stopping water supplies to Gaza's population, which "clearly" violates international law, the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Wednesday.

China's Xi announces over $100 billion in new Belt and Road funding

Published On: October 19, 2023 08:05 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BEIJING, Oct 19: Beijing will inject over $100 billion of new funding into its Belt and Road initiative, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday at a summit marking the vast infrastructure project's tenth anniversary.

Fury as Gaza hospital blast kills hundreds

Published On: October 19, 2023 07:50 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

GAZA STRIP, Oct 19: A blast ripped through a hospital in war-torn Gaza killing hundreds of people late Tuesday, sparking global condemnation and angry protests around the Muslim world, with even allies blaming Israel for the attack.

Poland's pro-EU opposition tipped to win election with record turnout

Published On: October 16, 2023 04:20 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

WARSAW, Oct 16: Poland's liberal opposition on Monday celebrated exit polls showing it had won a parliamentary majority in elections on Sunday which saw the highest turnout since the fall of Communism.

Iran warns 'no one can guarantee' control of situation if Israel invades Gaza

Published On: October 16, 2023 10:50 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

DOHA, Oct 16: Iran on Sunday warned that any Israeli ground offensive in the Gaza Strip could escalate conflicts elsewhere in the Middle East.

Estimated one million people displaced in first week of Gaza war: UN agency

Published On: October 16, 2023 10:35 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

JERUSALEM, Oct 16: An estimated one million people have been displaced in the first seven days of the conflict in Gaza, the United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees said Sunday.

Gaza death toll rises to 2,215 including 724 children: ministry

Published On: October 15, 2023 08:28 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Oct 15: Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip since Hamas's attack on southern Israel one week ago have killed at least 2,215 people, including 724 children, the Palestinian territory's Hamas-controlled health ministry said Saturday.

Total siege of Gaza 'prohibited' under international law: UN

Published On: October 11, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

GENEVA, Oct 11: Israel's total siege of the Gaza Strip, depriving civilians of goods essential for survival, is banned under international law, the United Nations human rights chief said on Tuesday.

China's Belt and Road generated over $2 trillion in contracts: Beijing

Published On: October 11, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BEIJING, Oct 11: China announced Tuesday its Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure project had generated two trillion dollars in contracts around the world, equivalent in size to some of the world's biggest economies.

IMF says world economy resilient to shocks but 'limping'

Published On: October 11, 2023 08:11 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Oct 11: The IMF kept its 2023 global growth forecast unchanged on Tuesday but warned that the economy is "limping along" as inflation remains high and the outlooks for China and Germany were downgraded.

Israel imposes total siege on Gaza after Hamas surprise attack

Published On: October 10, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

JERUSALEM, Oct 10: Israel imposed a total siege on the Gaza Strip Monday and cut off the water supply as it kept bombing targets in the crowded Palestinian enclave in response to the Hamas surprise assault it has likened to the 9/11 attacks.

Israel 'totally misunderstood Hamas': experts

Published On: October 10, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

JERUSALEM, Oct 10: The devastating failure of the Israeli intelligence services to predict the deadly Hamas incursion stemmed from a total misunderstanding of the militant group, experts have said.