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Arab-Israeli lawmakers suspended for meeting families of killed Palestinians | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Arab-Israeli lawmakers suspended for meeting families of killed Palestinians | Reuters

JERUSALEM Three Arab-Israeli lawmakers were suspended on Monday from speaking in parliament as punishment for supporting families of Palestinian assailants killed by security forces after they attacked Israelis. The Knesset Ethics Committee ruled that Balad party members Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas would be barred from plenum and committee business for four months and Jamal Zahalka for two months, but they will be able to vote. Last week, the three visited the families of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces in incidents, including one on a bus in Jerusalem last year in which three people were killed #India #Business #Reuters #Personal finance #opinion #Careers
Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact - minister | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact - minister | Reuters

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON Israel may be unable to reach a new defence aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signalling a snag in negotiations. #India #Technology #Middle East #Israel #markets #Argentina #opinion
Jailed Oregon occupation leader calls for elected officials' support | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Jailed Oregon occupation leader calls for elected officials' support | Reuters

The jailed leader of the occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon, in a statement released on Monday, called on elected officials from mostly Western states to voice support for free speech and civil disobedience and to visit their constituents in federal custody #India #Middle East #science #Crime #chinese #Oregon
At least 21 Hutus killed in 'alarming' east Congo violence - U.N. | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

At least 21 Hutus killed in 'alarming' east Congo violence - U.N. | Reuters

KINSHASA At least 21 people were killed, 40 wounded and dozens of houses burnt in weekend attacks aimed at Hutus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday, expressing alarm at rising ethnic violence. The attacks were the latest in a series of deadly skirmishes between Hutus and other local groups. These have intensified since last month when the FDLR, a Rwandan Hutu militia operating in eastern Congo, was accused by authorities of killing at least 14 ethnic Nande in North Kivu province #India #Technology #Middle East #markets #Crime #Violence #chinese
Italy demands justice for slain student, Egypt rejects accusations | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Italy demands justice for slain student, Egypt rejects accusations | Reuters

ROME/CAIRO Italy demanded on Monday that Egypt catch and punish those responsible for the death of a student found tortured by a roadside in Cairo, and the Egyptian government dismissed suggestions its security services could have been involved. Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old graduate student at Britain's Cambridge University, had been researching independent trade unions in Egypt and had written articles critical of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government. The incident has strained ties between Rome and Cairo, which has made no arrests so far #India #Egypt #Technology #Middle East #Europe #markets #opinion
Four killed in crash of Russian military helicopter | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Four killed in crash of Russian military helicopter | Reuters

MOSCOW Four people were killed when a Mi-8 helicopter owned by the Russian Defence Ministry crashed on Monday in the Pskov region of northwest Russia, local news agencies reported, quoting the ministry. TASS said the helicopter was on a training flight when ground control lost contact with it. Accidents involving Mi-8 aircraft are frequent in Russia, which has been criticised for its poor air safety record #India #Business #Middle East #Russia #markets #Entertainment
Kerry hopes for talks in weeks on ending Yemen conflict | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Kerry hopes for talks in weeks on ending Yemen conflict | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday it may be possible to hold talks over the next few weeks on ending the conflict in Yemen #facebook #India #Business #Technology #opinion #Careers
Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria | Reuters

ANKARA Turkey and Germany plan to seek help from NATO allies in monitoring the flow of migrants from Syria trying to get to Europe across the Aegean Sea, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday. Speaking at a joint news conference in Ankara with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Davutoglu said the matter would be jointly raised by the two countries at a meeting of NATO defence ministers on Thursday. "Turkey and Germany will together recommend to NATO .. #India #Business #Technology #Middle East #Afghanistan #Europe #opinion
Nida, the echo of our times, was a poet who rose above all narrow sectarianism

Feb 08, 2016

Nida, the echo of our times, was a poet who rose above all narrow sectarianism

'Nida' the word meant the call, the voice. That voice of reason was silenced today as the poet was snatched away by death from millions of his fans. #Life #India #Pakistan #InMemoriam #Mumbai #poet #Entertainment #partition #Lyricist #Shareworthy #Nida Fazli
Bengaluru police bust child trafficking racket, 16 arrested

Feb 08, 2016

Bengaluru police bust child trafficking racket, 16 arrested

City police on Monday claimed to have unearthed a crime syndicate allegedly involved in the illegal transportation of children to the US with 16 people, including the suspected kingpin, being taken into custody. #India #US #NewsTracker #Bengaluru #ChildTrafficking