What started at Columbia University is fast becoming widespread. Reports reaching us is that the fire has spread across five states and a dozen top American universities where students pitched tents and set up “liberated zones” on campuses. Protests over the war in Gaza have taken hold at a handful of elite American university, as […]

Israel’s government and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a four-day pause in fighting to allow the release of 50 hostages held in Gaza in exchange for 150 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel, and the entry of humanitarian aid into the besieged enclave. Officials from Qatar, which has been mediating secret negotiations, as well as the U.S., […]

Gaza’s Hamas government said Sunday that the death toll from fighting between Israeli troops and Hamas militants in the Palestinian territory had reached 13,000 since the war began on October 7. Hamas gunmen killed around 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and captured around 240 more as hostages, according to Israel, when they surged over the militarised […]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday gave a condition for a longer ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. “There will be no ceasefire, general ceasefire, in Gaza without the release of our hostages,” Netanyahu told the U.S. broadcaster ABC. “As far as tactical little pauses, an hour here, an hour there. “We have had them […]

Internet and phone networks were down across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Palestinian telecommunications agency said, in the second such blackout in the besieged territory in less than a week. “To our good people in the beloved country, we are sorry to announce that communications and internet services have been completely cut off in […]

The African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the UN Development Programme are set to jointly host the 2023 African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 16–18. The conference, to be held in a hybrid format at the UN Conference Centre, will bring together African ministers, UN partners, development experts, […]

The Pentagon has sent military advisers, including a Marine Corps general versed in urban warfare, to Israel to aid in its war planning and is speeding multiple sophisticated air defence systems to the Middle East days ahead of an anticipated ground assault into Gaza. As the Israeli army gathered tanks at the Gaza Strip border […]

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid for war-torn and besieged Gaza started passing into the Rafah border crossing from Egypt Saturday, a security source and an Egyptian Red Crescent official told AFP. Egyptian state television showed several trucks entering the gate on the 15th day of the war between Israel and Hamas, the militant movement which rules […]

The Federal Government is reviewing and expanding the National Social Register to accommodate pensioners and ex-servicemen under its Conditional Cash Transfer scheme. It is also removing beneficiaries who have excited the poverty line. On Saturday the newsmen gathered that the government was also taking out dead beneficiaries from the register and would disqualify those without […]

President Joe Biden will make a landmark trip to Israel Wednesday, a show of “ironclad” support as Washington tries to prevent the escalating war in Gaza from spilling over into regional conflict.   The trip comes just days after Gaza-based Hamas fighters broke through Israel’s heavily fortified border, shooting, stabbing and burning to death more […]

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