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Hamas PM reshuffles cabinet


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Spe 2 (IANS) Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Sunday reshuffled his cabinet, replacing seven ministers.The new reshuffle included the ministers of agriculture, housing, finance, health, Islamic endowment, ... Read more...

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Hamas leader to attend NAM summit in Iran


August 25th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister of the Hamas authority in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh accepted Saturday an Iranian invitation to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, despite the protest by ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered helped Iran hide $250 bn: US


August 7th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The US has accused Britain's Standard Chartered bank of hiding 160 billion pounds (nearly $250 billion) of transfers that helped finance Iran's nuclear weapons programme.New York ... Read more...

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Iran sends troops to Syria


May 30th, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 30 (IANS) Iran has sent its troops to help the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fight opposition forces, a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards ... Read more...

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‘Press Israel to meet Palestinian prisoners’ demands’


May 8th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, May 8 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and the Islamic Hamas movement Tuesday called on the European Union (EU) to press Israel to meet the demands of the ... Read more...

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Hamas calls on Palestinians to abduct Israelis


April 18th, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A senior Hamas official has called on Palestinian militants to kidnap Israeli soldiers in order to exchange them for Palestinians captured by Israel.Izzat al-Rishq's ... Read more...

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Palestinian reconciliation unlikely in 2012: Hamas official


March 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 31 (IANS) A Hamas official Saturday ruled out the possibility that the Palestinian reconciliation will take place this year, blaming mainly Israel and the US for blocking it.... Read more...

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Egyptian parliamentary delegation visits Gaza


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 28 (IANS) An Egyptian parliamentary delegation arrived on Wednesday in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for a visit.The delegation crossed from Egypt to Gaza on Wednesday through Rafah crossing ... Read more...

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Hamas foiling Gaza power crisis solution: Palestinian PM


March 26th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Sunday accused Hamas of foiling an attempt to resume fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip.Fayyad said in a statement that he ... Read more...

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US concerned about attacks in Israel


March 11th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over rocket attacks by Gaza militants in southern Israel."We are deeply concerned by the renewal of violence in southern Israel," State ... Read more...

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Israel’s ultimatum to Obama on Iran n-plans


March 4th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to deliver an ultimatum to the US over Iran's nuclear plans, a media report said Sunday.At Monday's meeting between ... Read more...

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US imposes new sanctions on Iran


February 17th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Thursday extended its sanctions against Iran, the State Department said."Today the United States government took three separate sanctions actions against Iran's primary intelligence ... Read more...

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Doha declaration of Palestinian reconciliation signed


February 7th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Feb 6 (IANS/WAM) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and chief of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Hamas politbureau Khalid Mashaal signed here Monday the Doha Declaration of the Palestinian reconciliation.The Doha ... Read more...

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Publisher regrets suggesting Obama assassination


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) A Jewish newspaper columnist has apologised for suggesting that Israel assassinate US President Barack Obama.Andrew Adler wrote that ordering Obama's assassination could be one of ... Read more...

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Terorrist groups using Facebook for recruitment


January 10th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 10 (IANS) Terrorist groups, blacklisted by the US, are relying on Facebook to urge users to join and support Hezbollah, Hamas and other militant groups."Today, about ... Read more...

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Israel to free 550 prisoners in swap deal


December 15th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 15 (IANS) Israel will free 550 Palestinian and Arab prisoners as part of the second phase of a landmark prisoner-swap deal with Hamas, Xinhua reported."Pursuant to the government ... Read more...

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Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap deal to start Tuesday


October 15th, 2011 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Oc 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A deal between Israel and Hamas on the exchange of over 1,000 jailed Palestinians for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will begin Tuesday.This was announced by ... Read more...

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Egypt confirms Israeli-Palestinian prisoners swap deal


October 12th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt has confirmed a deal between Israel and Hamas on the exchange of some 1,000 jailed Palestinians and Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, the Egyptian MENA ... Read more...

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Hamas stresses resistance to liberate Palestine


September 17th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 17 (IANS) The Damascus-based Islamic Hamas movement said Saturday the Palestinian authority's decision to seek statehood at the United Nations was made unilaterally and resistance is the genuine ... Read more...

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Two Palestinians hanged for collaborating with Israel


July 27th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Gaza City, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Two Palestinians were hanged Tuesday for collaborating with Israel, the Hamas said.Hamas is the Islamist movement that governs the Gaza Strip.The two were executed after ... Read more...

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Bomb detonated near UNSCO in Gaza


June 26th, 2011 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, June 26 (IANS) A bomb was detonated behind the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza city, Xinhua reported Sunday.The sudden explosion wrecked the area, where the ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah to finalise unity government talks next week


June 15th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leaders of the recently reconciled Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah will hold a final round of talks on the creation of a new unity ... Read more...

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Palestinian’s national unity government likely in ten days: official


May 28th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, May 28 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official in Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has said that the national unity government is to be formed in ten days, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Hamas hails decision to permanently open Rafah border crossing


May 27th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- Hamas, one of the main Palestinian factions, on Thursday hailed the courageous decision by the Egyptian ruling military council to permanently open the Rafah border crossing.According to the ... Read more...

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Netanyahu’s heckler identified


May 25th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The person who heckled Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his address to the joint session of the US Congress has been identified as Rae Abileah. ... Read more...

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India welcomes Fatah-Hamas agreement


May 6th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the signing of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian political forces, Hamas and Fatah, and hoped it will lead to peace ... Read more...

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UN agency holds Gaza’s first-ever marathon


May 6th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, May 6 (IANS) About 1,500 professional and amateur runners took part in the first-ever Gaza Marathon in a bid to raise fund for a UN agency that helps Palestinian ... Read more...

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Bin Laden killing impact on Arab spring uprisings unpredictable: Clinton


May 5th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the impact of the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on the Arab spring uprisings is still ... Read more...

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UAE hails Palestinian reconciliation deal


May 5th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 4 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian groups - Fatah and Hamas - and the consensus around the deal.The consensus ... Read more...

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Hamas condemns Al Qaeda leader’s killing


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, May 3 (IANS/AKI) The leader of Gaza's ruling Islamist group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh has strongly condemned the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, hailing him ... Read more...

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Hamas condemns bin Laden’s killing


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza City, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hamas leader Ismail Haniya condemned Monday the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a special operation carried out by the US ... Read more...

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Israel calls Palestinian deal a ‘fatal mistake’


April 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv (Israel), Apr. 29 (ANI): The long-awaited reconciliation deal between two Palestinian factions has been described by Israeli President Shimon Peres as a "fatal mistake" that will destroy any hopes of ... Read more...

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Palestine rivals Fatah, Hamas agree to form interim unity government


April 28th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 28 (ANI): Palestine's rival factions Fatah and Hamas are on the verge of agreeing to establish an interim national unity government.According to The Guardian, a deal between the two organizations ... Read more...

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Publication of ‘ISI-damning’ Gitmo dossiers has ‘put cat among pigeons’: Pak Editorial


April 27th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 27(ANI): The publication of classified Guantanamo dossiers that were shown bracketing Pakistan's premier spy agency- the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)- with al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and other international militant networks, has ... Read more...

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ISI operations have full support of Pak Govt: Gilani


April 27th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 27(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has defended the Inter-Services Intelligence in the backdrop of the spy agency's recent criticism by US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral ... Read more...

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