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September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Only Abbas able to make peace: former Israel PM Olmert

RAMALLAH: Mahmud Abbas is the only Palestinian leader capable of striking a peace deal with Israel, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert said in comments broadcast Saturday after the two men met in Paris. “The only person among the Palestinian people who is capable of doing it and who proved in the past that he is completely committed to do it is Dr Mahmud 1

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM Former Iran VP sentenced for threatening national security

GENEVA: A Iranian former vice president was sentenced to six and a half years in prison on Wednesday for threatening national security and other charges, the Tasnim news agency reported. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie was sentenced to five years for threatening national security, one year for spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic and six months

September 4, 2018 8:51 AM Wishful thinking that Iran's regime will fall: Ex-deputy chief of Israeli forces

Former Deputy Chief of Staff of Israeli Defence Forces (ISF) Yair Golan has said anyone who thinks Iran's regime is close to falling is engaging in wishful thinking. According to a Israeli newspaper, Golan, who is on the short list as a candidate for next IDF chief did not do himself any favours with his latest statement that he made on Monday at a counterterrorism 2

September 3, 2018 12:00 AM Govt urged to complete accountability, reform education

LAHORE: Jamaat-i-Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch has said that the primary objective of the creation of Pakistan was to establish the supremacy of Deen and whoever led the country towards the goal would find a permanent place in the country’s history. Addressing workers convention at Allama Iqbal Town on Sunday, he said that the PTI government

August 30, 2018 12:00 AM UN schools for Palestinians reopen despite US funding cut

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Tens of thousands of Palestinian children returned to United Nations-run schools on Wednesday after the summer holidays, though major US cuts have thrown their funding into jeopardy beyond next month. Children wearing chequered uniforms and backpacks thronged schools across the Palestinian territories for the first

August 5, 2018 2:27 AM Trump and Erdogan square up for a fight

PRESIDENT Donald Trump may have squabbled with Western European leaders on a trip to Nato headquarters last month and cast the European Union as a “foe” but he displayed plenty of warmth for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to one account, Trump “fist-bumped” his Turkish counterpart when they met in Brussels, praising a leader known 31

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza

GAZA: Hamas said on Saturday it had agreed a truce with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a day after clashes killed an Israeli soldier and four Palestinians along the border. Israel´s army declined to comment on the reported ceasefire, but a spokeswoman said there was no known military activity in the area. On Friday, Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier 5

July 14, 2018 7:31 PM Israeli airstrike kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza

The health ministry in Gaza says two teenagers have been killed and ten others injured in an airstrike in Gaza City. Witnesses say Israeli warplanes dropped four bombs Saturday afternoon on an unfinished building near a Hamas police and security compound, reducing the old structure to rubble. The four-story building is adjacent to a public park. It marks 4

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Israeli Arabs suffer more diseases than Jewish citizens

JERUSALEM: Arab citizens in Israel suffer more diseases than the Jewish citizens, according to a health report published Tuesday at a parliament session. The report, presented by the Advancement of Arab Population’s Health organization, showed that the Jews enjoy a far better living condition than the Arabs in Israel, in terms of life expectancy, and the mortality 3

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Israel plans first moon launch in Dec

YEHUD, Israel: An Israeli organisation announced plans Tuesday to launch the country’s first spacecraft to the moon in December, with hopes of burnishing Israel’s reputation as a small nation with otherworldly high-tech ambitions. The unmanned spacecraft, shaped like a pod and weighing some 585 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds) at launch, will land on the moon on February 4