Jay Deshmukh
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Hopes rise for possible Gaza truce deal
by Jay Deshmukh - April 30, 2024 - 9:09am
Hopes rose on Monday for a long-sought-after truce and hostage release deal after almost seven months of war in Gaza between Palestinian Hamas militants and Israel.
Israel says Iran attack 'foiled' amid fears of wider conflict
by Jay Deshmukh - April 14, 2024 - 5:30pm
Iran's unprecedented overnight attack on Israel has been "foiled", the Israeli military said Sunday, with hundreds of missiles and drones intercepted with the help of the United States and allies.
Iran launches unprecedented strikes on Israel, risking wider conflict
by Jay Deshmukh - April 14, 2024 - 9:57am
Iran launched more than 200 drones and missiles on Israel in an unprecedented attack late Saturday, the Israeli army announced, in a major escalation of the long-running covert war between the regional foes.
Gaza war rages on 100th day
by Jay Deshmukh - January 15, 2024 - 10:33am
The Israel-Hamas war reached a grim milestone of 100 days on Sunday, with more civilian deaths in Gaza, and relatives of dozens of hostages still awaiting their freedom.
One month on, Israel's deadliest Gaza war set to intensify
by Jay Deshmukh - November 8, 2023 - 8:23am
Israel's deadliest ever war in Gaza, sparked by the October 7 Hamas attacks, entered its second month Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed there would be no ceasefire until the militant group releases...
One million Gazans displaced as Israel readies for ground attack
by Jay Deshmukh - October 16, 2023 - 8:58am
More than one million people have been forced from their homes in the northern Gaza Strip since Israel began its bombardment against Hamas, the UN said on Sunday, warning of dire conditions on the ground.
Israel battles Hamas as PM warns of 'long and difficult war'
by Jay Deshmukh - October 8, 2023 - 5:53pm
Israeli forces battled holdout Hamas fighters and pounded targets in the Gaza Strip Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "long and difficult" war ahead sparked by the Palestinian militant group's...
Prehistoric Tell al-Sultan site added to world heritage list
by Jay Deshmukh - September 18, 2023 - 4:23pm
UNESCO inscribed the prehistoric site of Tell al-Sultan, near the Palestinian city of Jericho in the occupied West Bank, on its World Heritage List Sunday, in a move criticized by Israel.
Taliban order NGOs to stop women staff from working over 'hijab'
by Jay Deshmukh - December 25, 2022 - 8:54am
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers ordered all national and international NGOs to stop their women employees from working after "serious complaints" about their dress code, the economy ministry said on Saturday.
Taliban ban university education for Afghan girls
by Jay Deshmukh - December 21, 2022 - 9:08am
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers banned university education for females nationwide, as the hardline Islamists continue to crush women’s right to education and freedom.
Afghanistan frees American in exchange for Taliban ally
by Jay Deshmukh - September 20, 2022 - 7:40am
An American navy veteran detained in Afghanistan since 2020 was released in exchange for a Taliban ally imprisoned in the United States for heroin smuggling, US and Afghan officials announced Monday.
World must not forget Afghanistan because of Ukraine war: UN
by Jay Deshmukh - March 16, 2022 - 8:37am
UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi, who is on a four day visit to Afghanistan, said the international community must continue to engage with the Taliban authorities as Afghanistan desperately needs humanitarian assista...
Taliban race closer to complete Afghan takeover
by Jay Deshmukh - August 15, 2021 - 12:20pm
President Ashraf Ghani's government appeared to be left with few options as the Taliban effectively surrounded Kabul -- either prepare for a bloody fight for the capital or capitulate. 
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