Hamas blames Israel, US for escalating Gaza crisis

Gaza, Feb 18 : Hamas blamed on Sunday both the US and the Israeli administrations for Gaza’s escalating humanitarian crisis. It also rejected the US claim of the Islamic group’s responsibility, saying the US allegations are a green light for Israel to “continue its aggression against our people”. It accused Israel of continuing the policy […]

Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting

By Paul Carrel and Andrea Shalal BERLIN/MUNICH, Feb 18 : A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey’s delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards. Cem Ozdemir, co-leader of Germany’s […]

Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran’s “empire”

By Robin Emmott and Thomas Escritt MUNICH, Feb 18 : Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating his country’s position that Tehran was the world’s greatest threat. As tensions increase in the Middle East over Iran’s role in […]

Don’t test us: Netanyahu threatens to act against Iran

Munich, Feb 18 : Calling Iran the “greatest threat to our world”, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will act against it “if necessary”, media reported. “This is in my judgement the greatest threat in the world. Because once armed with nuclear weapons, Iran’s aggression will be unchecked and will threaten the entire […]

Trump slams FBI over Florida school shooting

Washington, Feb 18 : US President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), describing its failure to follow up on a tip about the Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as “very sad”, the media reported. The FBI has said that it failed to act on information about the 19-year-old Cruz, who […]

Israel pounds Gaza after blast injures soldiers

Jerusalem, Feb 18 : The Israeli military on Sunday announced that it carried out strikes against 18 Hamas targets in Gaza in response to an explosive device that injured four soldiers along the fence between Israel and the Palestinian enclave. Palestinian medical sources said that at least two youths were killed in the strikes on […]