Palestinian death toll in ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza surpassed that of Operation Cast Lead as number of Palestinians killed by Israeli attacks hit 1,437.
Israel, Hamas agreed to 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in Gaza starting Friday, US Sec of State John Kerry, UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-moon said.
Palestinians are "facing a precipice" in Gaza, top UN refugee official told Security Council in a strongly-worded appeal for action.
Hours after Israel shelled another UN school sheltering displaced families and a marketplace in Gaza, killing dozens US approved weapons to Israel.
Casualties continue to mount, 29 more killed with Israeli airstrikes.
Early hours of Thursday morning saw 13 more Palestinians killed, dozens injured.
A young Palestinian man from Ras Alamoud was reported to have been assaulted while in Jerusalem.
Former Chief of General Staff is damning of the British Government’s policy in Iraq and Syria, saying that it helped to sustain civil wars by unleashing forces it did not understand nor were easy to control and warns of similar risks in Afghanistan after Nato troops leave.
Last Wednesday an Israeli navy deliberately fired multiple artillery shells at children on a beach in Gaza City killing four children between the ages of 9 and 11, and wounding a number of other children. This was witnessed by international media who were watching from a hotel nearby.
This time it is being called Operation Protective Edge. In previous years it has been dubbed by Israel as Operation Pillar of Defence and Operation Cast Lead. All they mean is yet another mass slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza, the world’s largest prison camp. But who seems to care? Least of all, most Western governments, shamefully including Britain.
History is littered with the unintended consequences of war. Former Chief of General Staff, Lord David Richards, reminds us that the Second World War was the indirect result of reparations imposed on Germany at the end of the First World War. Virtually any military conflict, whether it be the Boer War, Vietnam, Korea or elsewhere scattered around the world, has had unexpected repercussions, mostly for the worst. Many still have to live with war far from being a precise science and often politically abused for other purposes.
Is the British Government inane, obstinate, empty-headed or just prefers not to listen? If it still fails to understand that its policies on countering so-called Muslim terrorism are misguided and blown out of all proportion, who else is better to take notice of that than the head of the Secret Intelligence Service at the time of the 9/11 attacks, Sir Richard Dearlove. The former MI6 chief also points the finger at Saudi Arabia for its possible role in bankrolling the rise of ISIS in Iraq when Britain does not seem to have any strategy in this area.
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Sixteen British Muslims including four Muslim women are amongst an influential list of people who have been honoured in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
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International outrage at Egypt’s onslaught on dissent intensified on June 23 after three Al-Jazeera English journalists were sentenced to up to a decade in jail for endangering Egypt’s national security