Beirut: About 74 per cent of the Syrian displaced families suffer a certain amount of food insecurity, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon said on Saturday.In a report titled ‘Evaluation of vulnerability of Syrians displaced ... IndiaTV News, 1 week ago
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Vowing not to bow under international pressures, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel “will act with all power” in its offensive to stop rocket attacks on its land from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Netanyahu’s statement comes even as US President Barack Obama called the Israeli Prime Minister on Friday and offered to broker a ceasefire with Hamas, saying there was a risk of further escalation of the crisis. “No international pressure ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Israel hit by rockets from Lebanon: Officials Rediff.com, 1 month ago Israel continues to hammer Gaza Strip; over 100 dead Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Washington: Heavy metal! NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered its first meteorite on the Red Planet — a huge shiny, lumpy rock made mostly of iron.The rock is an iron meteorite called “Lebanon”, similar in shape and lustre to ...IndiaTV News, 1 month ago
‘ISIS has intensified its competition with the Al Qaeda by declaring a caliphate.’ ‘Radical groups such as Boko Haram and the Al Shabaab are looking for inspiration and they find it in abundance in the ISIS’ Experts tell Rediff.com’s Vicky Nanjappa about the impact of the ‘Islamic state’ on the terror world. The restoration of the caliphate by the dreaded Islamic State of Iraq has put the world on edge. Indian Muslims, mostly Sunnis, have ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Earlier on Monday, terming the reports of spying as ‘extremely disconcerting’, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that if the reports are true, the matter will be taken up with US as it was ‘totally unacceptable’ ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago US spying row overshadows McCain's trip to India Jagran Post, 1 month ago Reports of NSA spying BJP extremely disappointing: Ministry of External Affairs Jagran Post, 1 month ago The dangerous ISIS has its eyes on India Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon has strongly condemned the suicide bombing that took place Monday at the entrance to the southern suburbs of Beirut in which a member of the security forces was killed and a number of people were injured. The ...Sify, 2 months ago
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed Major General Luciano Portolano of Italy as the new head of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). “Major General Portolano has had a long and distinguished military ...Sify, 2 months ago
Fifty soldiers lost their lives in the Siachen Glacier due to climatic conditions and avalanches in the last three years while 16 soldiers died while serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations during that period, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. In written replies, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said the government was aware of the “strategic importance” of Siachen Glacier and requisite forces have been deployed in that area on basis of the “threat perception, ground ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
What happens when two teenagers -- one Israeli and one Palestinian -- discover that they were accidentally switched at birth? The Other Son is a wonderful vision of Israel and Palestine. There is no positive future for the region and its people without this vision, feels Aseem Chhabra. In one of the crucial scenes in the 2012 film Inch’Allah, (photograph, left), a Canadian doctor is at a border crossing in the West Bank, as she pleads with a tall young Israeli soldier that her patient -- ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
JERUSALEM: With 18 soldiers killed in Gaza, the highest military casualty toll in eight years, Israel is in mourning, but has vowed to pursue its mission against Hamas militants. Thirteen of them were killed on Sunday alone, making it the bloodiest single day ...Himalayan times, 1 month ago
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