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US House approves $1bn for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile defence system

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, two days after objections from the most liberal Democrats forced leaders to remove it from a broader spending bill. The

Greater Israel near completion

When we speak about the Palestine dispute, we are often overwhelmed with the mention of Masjid Al-Aqsa. Despite the myriad of differences, all Muslims and not just Palestinians have an emotional attachment to the holy place which has been epicentre

FM Qureshi reiterates Pakistan’s unwavering support for Palestinian cause

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause. He was talking to Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr Riyad Al Maliki on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey. Qureshi underscored the importance

FIVE Ways To Help and Donate For Palestine

Since the ruthless Israeli state has attacked the Palestinian people, many people globally are protesting against the act and working to compile a list of verified sources to help Palestine. Here are some trustworthy organizations to reach out to that

Israeli, Egyptian officials meet to solidify Gaza ceasefire

CAIRO: Egypt’s foreign minister held a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on Sunday and stressed on the need to build on a truce between Israel and Hamas by stopping all practices that lead to escalation. Egypt helped broker the May

Ireland passes resolution against Israel’s ‘de facto annexation’ of Palestine

DUBLIN: The Irish parliament has passed a motion condemning the “de facto annexation” of Palestinian land by Israeli authorities. The motion, tabled by the opposition Sinn Fein party, passed was on Wednesday after receiving cross-party support. This makes it the

PM lauds role of Egyptian president for Palestine ceasefire

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and appreciated the important role played by Egypt and its leadership for the cessation of hostilities in Palestine. The prime minister strongly condemned the Israeli

Blinken announces US aid to Gaza, plans to reopen Jerusalem consulate

JERUSALEM: United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged that Washington would provide new aid to help rebuild Gaza as part of efforts to bolster a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Hoping to reverse a move taken by former President

7 interesting facts about Masjid Al-Aqsa

Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam. Its significance is only followed by Masjid-ul-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Makkah and the Majid-ul-Nabvi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Madinah. It was the first Qibla for

Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators march in Europe

LONDON: Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through London and other British cities on Saturday to protest against Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Protesters called for sanctions on Israel during the march in London. Some were draped in Palestinian flags

Israel and Hamas both claim victory as ceasefire holds

JERUSALEM: Israel and Hamas both claimed victory after their forces ended 11 days of fighting, but humanitarian officials warned that the damage to Gaza would take years to rebuild. After working behind the scenes for days to reach a truce,

Palestine ceasefire

After eleven days of Israeli aggression, a ceasefire has been reached to stop the blistering attacks in Palestine which have caused immense damage to civilian lives and property. The announcement of the truce between Israel and Israel was a sigh

Qureshi accused of ‘anti-Semitic’ remarks after claiming Israel has ‘deep pockets’

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was accused of using an anti-Semitic slur by an anchor for his remarks against Israel. While discussing Israel’s actions in Gaza, the foreign minister received pushback from CNN anchor Bianna Golodryga who accused

FM Qureshi welcomes Israel-Palestine ceasefire, calls for permanent resolution

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed the ceasefire announcement as a welcome step forward but urged the need to move forward for permanent resolution of the Palestinian issue. Speaking at the Ministerial Meeting presided over by the President

Ceasefire inevitable as Israel losing out amidst mounting pressure: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the ceasefire in Palestine was “inevitable” as the tide was turning and Israel was losing out due to mounting pressure of public opinion. “I am convinced, the tide is turning. I am convinced

UN chief calls Gaza ‘hell on earth’ for children, urges immediate ceasefire

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the fighting in the Middle East must stop immediately as he urged Israel and the Palestinians to call an immediate ceasefire and pledged to launch a full humanitarian appeal for funding.  “The

FM Qureshi calls for collective efforts to end human tragedy in Palestine

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called for collective efforts to end human tragedy in Palestine and avert threats to regional peace. The foreign minister was speaking at dinner hosted by him at Pakistan Consulate in New York

UNGA on Palestine

The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting on the Palestine situation amid the Israeli aggression. Pakistan has dispatched its top diplomat, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, on a whirlwind tour convincing like-minded countries such as Turkey to take action. Qureshi

Mathira wishes to adopt a baby from Palestine, provide him a ‘safe place’

Actress Mathira has expressed a heartiest wish to adopt a baby from Palestine and give him a safe place called home. The former VJ posted a story on her official Instagram handler and asked if there is a way for

Did Paris Hilton just delete her pro-Palestine tweets?

American famous socialite Paris Hilton has deleted her tweet in which she spoke out about the attacks by Israel on Palestine. Sharing an article by an international Website ‘The Guardian’ about Israel vowing to not put an end to the

Mahira Khan unfollows L’Oreal page on Instagram

Mahira Khan, who became the first Pakistani Brand Ambassador for L’Oreal, has recently unfollowed the international cosmetics brand in a bid to show solidarity with Palestine. The actress, who had been announced Pakistan’s first Brand Ambassador of L’Oreal Paris in

International celebrities who spoke in support of Palestine

After the recent escalation of Israeli aggression against Palestine, global concerns have been raised and many celebrities have spoken about the issue. Some famous celebrities including Mark Ruffalo, Bella Hadid, and Dua Lipa have spoken about it: Swara Bhasker Amid

It’s free Palestine till Palestine is free: Bella Hadid

Supermodel Bella Hadid has been highlighting the ongoing atrocities by Israel’s Defence Forces (IDF) in Palestine. The 24-year-old model took to Instagram to spread awareness about Palestine and shared photos on her account, demanding peace and independence of Palestine. She

Another Palestinian Intifada

The Israeli aggression continues against innocent Palestinians who have no recourse as the world watches and even refuses to condemn the atrocities. At least 122 people including 31 children have been killed the latest tensions while the global powers refuse

Qureshi discusses Palestine situation with Saudi counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi contacted Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Friday to discuss the grave situation in Palestine. Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed Pakistan’s serious concerns on the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and

Israel fires artillery into Gaza; death toll reaches 109

JERUSALEM: Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel’s commercial centre. As hostilities entered their fifth day, with no sign of abating, the Israeli military

PM reaffirms Pakistan’s support for rights of Palestinians

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed Pakistan’s steadfast support for the rights of Palestinians and their legitimate struggle. In a telephonic conversation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the prime minister strongly condemned the attacks on innocent worshipers in Al-Aqsa

This cycle needs to be broken: Rihanna condemns Israel-Palestine violence

As tensions escalate between Israel and Palestine with rising incidents of violence, many celebrities have raised their voice and condemned the situation. Singer Rihanna took to Instagram to share a statement about Israel-Palestine violence and said that she stands with

Hamas unleashes fresh barrage of rocket fire towards Israel

JERUSALEM: Israel faced an escalating conflict as it scrambled to quell riots between Arabs and Jews on its own streets after days of deadly fire against Palestinians in Gaza. Despite diplomatic efforts to ease the crisis, which US President Joe

Unity on Palestine

Israeli belligerence continues against innocent Palestinians even during the last days of the holy month of Ramazan and possibly during Eid festivities as the situation shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. The Palestinians, who are facing Israeli occupation for