|Back to back explosions heard in Jalabad city|
|[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The sounds of two back to back s were heard in Jalalabad city the of province.|
Preliminary reports indicate the incident has taken place close to the Breshna Sherkat / State-owned Utility Directorate.
Provincial governor’s Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the incident has taken place in Nursery Farm area of the city and at least two s have taken place.
Khogyani further added that the two back to back s have not caused any casualties.
|Taliban suffer heavy casualties in US airstrikes in Ghazni|
|[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Several Talibs were killed or in a series of s carried out by the foreign forces in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.|
The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the airstrikes were carried out in Andar and Deh Yak districts of the province.
The source further added that the airstrikes left at least 16 dead while at least 28 others sustained injuries.
According to Thunder Corps, a Humvee armored vehicle, a pickup truck, and anti-aircraft heavy machine gun were also destroyed during the airstrikes.
The anti-government armed groups including have not commented regarding the report so far.
In the meatime, the Thunder Corps said at least eight were killed and five others were during a clash with the security forces in Ajrisan district.
At least two Afghans soldiers also sustained injuries during the with the s, the Thunder Corps added.
|Bank director and 3 workers shot dead by own guard in Uruzgan province|
|[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The director of New Kabul Bank and his three employees were by a security guard in Tarinkot city, the of Uruzgan province.|
The governor’s Dost Mohammad Nayab said the incident took place at noon time in a branch of the New Kabul Bank.
He said one of the security guards of the bank has four employees of the bank while two other employees sustained injuries in the attack.
He said the main motive behind the deadly attack on the employees of the bank has not been ascertained so far.
Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the are actively in a number of its districts including in the outskirts of Tarinkot city.
it is yet not clear if the rogue security guard had any links with the groups or not.
In the meantime, the head of the of Uruzgan, Abdul Samad Shams, said preliminary investigations indicate that the attack was carried out on bank employees after a verbal clash with the head of the security guards of the bank.
He said the head security of the bank opened fire on the employees, leaving at least four dead, including the director of the bank.
|Ansarullah leader: Saudi Arabia, Emirates puppets of US, Israel|
|[PRESSTV] The Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says and the United Arab Emirates are puppets of Washington and Tel Aviv.|
Abdul Malik Badreddin al- made the remarks during a televised address aired by al-Masirah TV channel on Sunday, where he accused the US and Israel of pushing Saudi Arabia towards its deadly war on Yemen.
"Thousands of infiltrations and operations by US-backed Saudi-led coalition troops have been foiled, and the Yemeni people have lived many triumphs," he said.
Houthi further accused Saudi Arabia and the UAE of financially supporting terrorist groups in war-torn Yemen.
"The decision of invading the Yemeni western coast has been taken and adopted by the United States of America," he added.
Noting that the Saudis are trying to abolish Yemen's freedom, Houthi stressed that it was the people of Yemen's right to defend their country.
|Saudi crown prince shot, injured in last month’s incident near palace: opposition activist|
|[PRESSTV] A Saudi activist has revealed that Crown Prince , who has not been seen in public over the past few weeks, was actually shot and injured in heavy gunfire reported from outside the royal palace in the capital Riyadh late last month.|
Nothing unusual here. This is the way Moslems have always discussed matter.
Mohammed al-Mas’ari, the secretary-general of the Islamic Revival Party, citing reliable sources, said in a recent interview with 's al-Mayadeen TV that bin Salman was hit by bullets during the late April attack.
He said the news of bin Salman’s injury was leaked by sources within the royal family before widely circulating on social networking websites such as Twitter.
Elsewhere in his remarks, al-Mas'ari said the crown prince now plans to appear before the media in order to deny reports of a coup.
A number of journalists in Riyadh reported heavy fire outside the palace compound on April 21. Although Saudi Arabia’s state news agency claimed it was a shooting down of a toy drone that had gotten too close to the royal property, some wondered if the gunfire was in fact a coup led by royals against .
|Four Russian servicemen killed in militant shelling in eastern Syria|
|[PRESSTV] The Russian Defense Ministry says four of its servicemen have after foreign-sponsored launched an attack against an artillery battery of the Syrian army in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.|
The ministry said in a statement on Sunday that two Russian military advisers, who directed the fire of the Syrian battery, were killed on the spot, while five more sustained injuries and were taken to a Russian military hospital to receive treatment.
Two servicemen succumbed to their grave injuries shortly afterwards.
The statement added that some 43 were killed in the ensuing , which lasted for around an hour, without saying exactly when or where the fighting occurred.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights later claimed that nine Russian soldiers alongside at least 26 Syrian army troopers had been killed in the Wednesday attack.
|Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores|
|[DAWN] has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of n-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said on Saturday.|
A directive from the economy ministry ordered shops to immediately strip shelves of products from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.
Inspectors will visit stores to ensure they comply with the order, the ministry said.
The government will also try and stop products such as Saudi dairy goods from entering Qatar via a third country.
Qatar's Government Communications Office (GCO) said it was trying to "protect the safety of consumers".
"Products originating from blockading states, which as a result of the blockade cannot pass the GCC customs territory, have to undergo proper import inspections and customs procedures," the GCO said in a statement.
|6 Palestinians arrested for waving Hamas flags at Temple Mount|
|[IsraelTimes] East Jerusalem residents questioned on suspicion of violating public order by calling for solidarity with terror group during Ramadan prayers|
Israeli security forces six Paleostinian residents of East Jerusalem suspected of waving flags during Ramadan prayers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, police said Sunday.
According to police, the suspects ‐ ages 26 to 41 ‐ disturbed the public order when they called for support and solidarity with the -based terror group during Friday afternoon prayers.
During overnight raids, security forces seized flags and other materials connected to the incident on the Temple Mount, police said.
The suspects were questioned by police and scheduled to appear later in the day before a court.
Police said they would continue to ensure s are able to pray respectably at the Jerusalem holy site during Ramadan, but will "respond to any incidents of disturbances or illegal protests."
On Friday, the army said an estimated 87,000 Paleostinians from the West Bank traveled to Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers.
It also said 8,000 Paleostinians prayed at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Ramadan, which is often a period of heightened tensions, this year comes during the ongoing weekly "March of Return" on the border.
|Elderly woman found in trash dump accuses sons of beating her up|
|[DAWN] An elderly woman was found amid a pile of trash in Sukkur's Bus Terminal area on Sunday and taken to the hospital by passers-by. According to the woman, her two sons allegedly beat her up over a family dispute and then left her in a semi-conscious state. She added that residents of the area took her to the district hospital.|
In the Moslem world, only women have mothers. Men have imams.
Sukkur SSP Muhammad Amjad Sheikh took notice of the incident and ordered that strict action be taken against those involved in the incident.
"Bring 'em in, Sergeant Chaudry!"
"Uhhh... Why, Chief!"
SSP Sheikh also announced that he would personally take care of all of the woman's medical expenses. He directed that the woman be shifted to a private hospital in Sukkur.
"But Chief! None of her relatives'll be able to get in to... uhh.. discus... her story with her!"
One of the sons was by the police but denied any involvement in the incident. He claimed that his mother had gone missing from home.
"Yeah. I dunno why the old bitch left home. She didn't even do the dish before she left!"
Separately, Bahria Welfare Foundation, following news of the incident, sent a team of the foundation's workers to Sukkur.
"Mount up and ride, men! She's got sons on the loose!"
The team, after examining the woman at the private hospital, decided to transfer her to for better medical care.
"Send the bills for the armed guards to the family!"
Bahria Welfare Foundation Manager retired commander Muhammad Arif told DawnNewsTV that the foundation will "provide the best possible healthcare to the woman".
"Unless the family gets to her. In that cse, she's toast."
"We will not let her be left alone even after she has fully recovered," said commander Arif.
|Footprints: Losing daughters|
|[DAWN] PAKISTAN usually features in the headlines of Italian media for stories related to terrorism and religious extremism, but that hasn’t been the case lately. It is, instead, stories of violence against women that have brought the land of the pure under the spotlight once again. Stories that depict an image of Pak women as weak victims, abused and tortured physically and mentally by patriarchal families and a compliant society.|
If you ask anyone in if they know any famous Pak women, they won’t hesitate in naming , Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy,
|3 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling on Gaza militant post|
|[DAWN] Israeli tank fire at an observation post killed three Paleostinians in the southern Strip on Sunday, Paleostinian officials said.|
The incident happened east of the city of Rafah in the southern Strip, a for the health ministry in the Paleostinian enclave said.
The ministry identified those killed as Hussein al-Amour, 25, Abdul Haleem al-Naqa, 28, and Marwan al-Amour, 25.
A statement from the armed wing of , the al-Quds Brigades, claimed two of them as members. It was not yet clear if Marwan al-Amour, who died from his wounds later in the day, was also a member.
Islamic Jihad is the second-most powerful in the Strip after , which runs the blockaded Paleostinian enclave.
Israel's military said in a statement that the tank fire came after soldiers detonated an that had been placed near the border fence, targeting its troops. It said the device had been hidden inside a pair of fence cutters.
Separately on Saturday night, Israeli aircraft struck two targets belonging to Hamas, but there were no reports of casualties. The military said the operation was in response to a brief incursion across the border earlier in the day by Paleostinians who immediately fled back into .
|Gazans plan to try to breach Israeli sea blockade|
|[DAWN] Paleostinians in the Strip will try to breach Israel's blockade by boat this week in a fresh challenge to Israeli forces following weeks of deadly protests and , organisers said on Sunday.|
Few details were given on the plans, but organisers said the boat would depart on Tuesday at 11:00 am (0800 GMT) carrying patients needing medical care, students and job-seeking university graduates.
The boat also brings "dreams of our people and their aspirations for freedom", organiser Salah Abdul-Ati said in a at City's port on the Mediterranean coast.
He called on the and other international bodies to protect the boat leaving from the enclave run by the movement.
Organisers said it would be the first attempt of its kind from the Strip.
Its intended destination was not announced.
Boats off the strip are generally limited to six nautical miles offshore, and the Israeli navy regularly fires warning shots at Paleostinians who breach it.
The boat would likely face long odds at making it past Israeli forces.