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Saudi king condemns Israel's 'war crimes' in Gaza

King AbdullahSaudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz says the international community has been 'unjustifiably silent' towards Israeli assaults on Gaza.


Algeria hit by earthquake

Algerian flagAn earthquake measuring 5.6 degrees on the Richter scale hit the Algerian capital, Algiers, on Friday morning, the Anadolu news agency has reported. The Algerian Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) said in a statement that the epicentre of the earthquake was 19 kilometres east of Bologhine at exactly 5:11 am local time.


US senate blocks aid to Israel

Harry ReidUS aid to Israel has been blocked by Republican senators, who have concerns that support for America's "number one ally" would increase the country's debt. The aid, worth $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system, was included in a proposed "border aid bill" worth a total of $2.7 billion, which was also intended to help fight wildfires in America's Western states.


Israel targets civilians including UN staff


Spokesmen of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Chris Gunness condemned the Israeli aggression against Palestinian civilians, especially following the bombing of a UN school yesterday in which 16 were killed and more than 100 wounded.


Pakistan observes day of mourning for Gaza

Pakistanis on Friday observed a day of mourning across the country to express solidarity with the victims of Israeli aggression on Gaza in line with an announcement made earlier by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.