Hamas

  • Suicide bomber kills 31 in Syria's Hama - state media 21-10-2013 01:35 PM

    A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with 1.5 tonnes of explosives killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens in the Syrian city of Hama on Sunday, state media and a monitoring group reported. The man blew himself up inside the vehicle on a busy road on the outskirts...
  • Syria fighting rages on despite Muslim holiday 15-10-2013 02:38 PM

    Beirut: An activist group says Syrian warplanes have been bombing the suburbs of Damascus while rebels have fired mortar shells at the capital on the first day of a major Muslim holiday. Today's fighting shows how entrenched both sides in Syria's civil war have become. Earlier in the fighting, the...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters as his trial resumes 15-09-2013 09:36 AM

    An Egyptian judge on Saturday named top security officials to testify in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges related to the killings of around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. The 85-year-old longtime autocrat's previous conviction for failing to stop the killings...
  • 10 killed as Egypt launches deadly assault on Sinai militants 08-09-2013 08:41 AM

    At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured on Saturday as Egypt's army launched a major air and ground assault on Sinai militants in one of the largest military operation in years. The operation has largely targeted militants in North Sinai's towns of Sheikh Zwayed and Rafah amid...
  • Freedom to adopt: How every child fills our lives 30-08-2013 01:04 PM

    What these nine years have taught my wife Vibha and me is this: Adoption is not some kind of special or unusual thing to do. Before Surabhi came to us, I think I imagined that it would indeed be a special happening, and that excited me. Yet today, in what...
  • Car bomb blast kills Syria's provincial governor 26-08-2013 06:04 AM

    Governor of Syria's Hama province Anas al-Naem was killed on Sunday when a booby-trapped car went off in Garajmeh district, media reported. No further details were provided about the incident but the media report said the governor was "martyred by the hands of the criminal gangs while conducting his national...
  • Egypt extends detention of ousted president Mohamed Morsi by 30 days 15-08-2013 09:55 PM

    Egypt extended temporary detention of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for 30 more days Thursday over charges of jailbreak, relevant murder as well as spying for the Palestinian Hamas movement, Xinhua reported. On July 26, investigating judge Hassan Samir ordered 15-day detention of Morsi. On Aug 12, Morsi's detention was...
  • Court extends Morsi's detention for 30 days 15-08-2013 07:44 PM

    Egyptian court, on Thursday extended for 30 days the detention of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who is being held at an undisclosed location on allegations of murder and spying, besides collaborating with Palestinian group Hamas. A Cairo appeal court today ordered the renewal of 62-year-old Morsi's detention for 30...
  • Hamas executes two Palestinians for working for Israel 23-06-2013 06:51 AM

    Gaza: The Hamas group, which controls the Gaza Strip, has executed two Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, the group said in a statement. The two Palestinian "informants", aged 43 and 49, were hanged to death Saturday, Xinhua cited the statement by the interior ministry of the Hamas government as...
  • Israel closes Gaza crossing after rockets fired 08-04-2013 01:00 PM

    Jerusalem: Israel shut a crossing with Gaza after rockets were fired from the Hamas-ruled territory at the Jewish state on the day it commemorated the Holocaust. The military said it closed the Kerem Shalom terminal on Monday. Another crossing would be open for humanitarian cases only, it said. Israel has...
  • Hamas complains to Egypt after Israeli army kills Gazan 02-12-2012 02:06 AM

    Gaza: Hamas accused Israel on Saturday of violating the shaky, Egyptian-brokered Gaza truce of November 21 after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian taking part in a protest at the enclave's border fence. Medical officials said the 21-year-old man had been among six Palestinians wounded by gunfire during Friday's demonstration near...
  • Egypt assembly seeks to wrap up constitution 29-11-2012 02:45 AM

    Cairo: The assembly writing Egypt's constitution said it could wrap up a final draft later on Wednesday, a move the Muslim Brotherhood sees as a way out of a crisis over a decree by President Mohamed Mursi that protesters say gives him dictatorial powers. But as Mursi's opponents staged a...
  • Will continue to resist Israel: Hamas chief 25-11-2012 08:55 AM

    A fragile truce between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding. But Hamas' political chief Khaled Meshaal says they will continue to resist Israel, accusing Tel Aviv of rejecting peace. ...
  • Gaza crowds surge at Israel border fence, 1 dead 24-11-2012 08:58 AM

    Gaza City: Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward Israel's border fence on Friday, killing one person but leaving intact the fragile two-day-old ceasefire between Hamas and the Jewish state. The truce, which calls for an end to Gaza rocket fire on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, came after...
  • Gaza: Families struggle between survival and their grief 22-11-2012 09:02 PM

    A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold after eight days of conflict. ...
  • Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire 21-11-2012 10:54 PM

    Gaza: Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks. First word of the truce came from a Palestinian official who has knowledge of the negotiations in Cairo, where US Secretary...
  • Use of force unacceptable: India on Israel-Hamas war 21-11-2012 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: In an oblique criticism of Israel's offensive in Gaza, India on Wednesday said "disproportionate use of force" was completely unacceptable and demanded immediate de-escalation of the conflict in the region. Against the backdrop of criticism that India was muted in its response to the latest conflict in Gaza,...
  • Gaza shakes, Israelis killed as Hillary seeks truce 21-11-2012 12:11 PM

    Gaza/Israel: Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rockets struck across the border as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks in Jerusalem in the early hours of Wednesday, seeking a truce that can hold back Israel's ground troops. Hamas, the Islamist movement controlling Gaza, and Egypt,...
  • Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinian journalists 21-11-2012 04:29 AM

    Gaza City: Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian journalists in their cars, a Gaza health official and the head of the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV said. Israel acknowledged targeting the men, claiming they had ties to militants. The strikes came on Tuesday on the seventh day of Israel's offensive against Gaza's...
  • Hillary in Jerusalem as Gaza truce still elusive 21-11-2012 03:49 AM

    Jerusalem: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Jerusalem for talks on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as expectations rose of a ceasefire soon to end a week of fighting around the Gaza Strip. However, Gaza's rulers, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, revised a statement that a...
  • Hamas says truce agreed, Israel says no deal yet 21-11-2012 12:51 AM

    Jerusalem: A Hamas official said on Tuesday Egypt had brokered a Gaza ceasefire deal that would go into effect within hours, but a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "we're not there yet". "An agreement for calm has been reached. It will be declared at 9 o'clock (1900...
  • Hamas says ceasefire in Gaza close, Israel denies 20-11-2012 10:23 PM

    Jerusalem: A senior Hamas official says his group is close to a cease-fire with Israel, but a deal has not yet been reached. Moussa Abu Marzouk said on Tuesday from Cairo that "we haven't struck the deal yet, but we are progressing and it will most likely be tonight." Cease-fire...
  • Israel vs Gaza: Fight for Lebensraum

    Faulty Altie |  Altamash Hashmi
    The Israel-Palestine crisis is once again at the center of world attention and the suspects are the usual: Israel blames Iran for arming Hamas and...

  • Ground report from Gaza as Israel-Hamas war enters day 6 20-11-2012 02:33 PM

    At least 111 people have already died in the week-long offensive. Israel is waiting on Egypt's truce efforts before making a move towards a ground invasion on Gaza. ...
  • Israeli aircraft hit Hamas bank HQ in Gaza 20-11-2012 12:32 PM

    Gaza City: Israeli aircraft have battered the headquarters of the Gaza Strip bank the territory's Hamas rulers set up to sidestep international sanctions. Tuesday's strike on the Islamic National Bank in Gaza City is part of a widening Israeli onslaught against the militants and their rocket squads targeting Israel. The...
  • Israel bombs Hamas TV office even as truce talks continue 20-11-2012 09:06 AM

    The death toll in Gaza has reached 100 as fighting between Israel and Gaza-based militants from Hamas continues. ...