Day: May 18, 2021

EXPLAINER: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza?

JERUSALEM — More than a week into their fourth war, Israel and the Hamas militant group already face allegations of possible war crimes in Gaza. Israel says Hamas is using Palestinian civilians as human shields, while critics say Israel is using disproportionate force. Who’s right? It’s hard to […]

Biden raises cease-fire, civilian toll in call to Netanyahu

President Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the eight days of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket barrages that have killed more than 200 […]

Hamas-Israel fighting abates as truce calls mount

Cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas appeared to abate slightly early on Tuesday, with no fatalities logged in Gaza for the first time since hostilities erupted on May 10, and fewer long-range Palestinian rocket attacks. But a call by U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday in support of […]

More than 52,000 Palestinians displaced in Gaza – U.N. aid agency

More than 52,000 Palestinians have been displaced by Israeli air strikes that have destroyed or badly damaged nearly 450 buildings in the Gaza Strip, the U.N. aid agency said on Tuesday. About 47,000 of the displaced people have sought shelter in 58 U.N.-run schools in Gaza, Jens Laerke, […]

Invest in health or face credit ratings ‘stick’ -WHO’s expert panel

States that invest too little in public health could have their credit ratings cut, according to the chair of a World Health Organization panel that wants a new global body set up to spell out the risks to financial stability from healthcare failures. The comments by Mario Monti […]

India says ‘minuscule’ clotting cases after AstraZeneca vaccine

India has found 26 suspected cases of bleeding and clotting among recipients of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) vaccine, the health ministry said on Monday, describing the risk as “minuscule” out of the 164 million doses administered. Some countries have suspended or restricted use of the shot over fears of possible side […]

India’s COVID tally passes 25 mln; cyclone complicates efforts in Modi’s state

India total COVID-19 caseload surged past 25 million on Tuesday as a powerful cyclone complicated the health crisis in one of the states where the disease is spreading most quickly. COVID-19 tests were administered to 200,000 people evacuated from coastal districts of the western state of Gujarat before […]

Daily Recoveries more than 4 Lakh in the country, for the first time

Less than 3 Lakh daily New Cases consecutively for two days Decline of 1,63,232 in Active Caseload in the last 24 hours India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeds 18.44 Crore More than 66 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 Vaccinated, so far DELHI, MAY 18: In a landmark achievement, […]

PM Interacts with State and District Officials on the COVID-19 situation

Urges officials to share best practices for it to be used in other parts of the country DELHI, MAY 18: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi through video conference interacted with field officials from States and Districts regarding their experience in handling the Covid-19 pandemic.  During the interaction, the […]

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