The Gaza-based Palestinian militant group began firing rockets into Israel on Monday, just minutes after the passing of a deadline for its demand that Israeli forces be removed from around the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex. The Israeli military responded with a wave of missile strikes aimed at Gaza, and has threatened an outright invasion.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Several thousands of people have gathered outside the residence of the Israeli ambassador in Ankara to condemn Israel's airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, calling on the authorities to send troops to the conflict zone, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Saturday.
The ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip, the worst in years, was triggered by court rulings to evict Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem and banning Palestinians from visiting holy sites during Ramadan.
Azerbaijan and Iran share a 765 km border. Baku secured total control over the border area for the first time in decades following last year's war with the Armenian-backed self-proclaimed Artsakh Republic.
Following a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the government of Narendra Modi has come under criticism from domestic and international press for mishandling the crisis. Does the government deserve the backlash and how could this affect Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) future?
Lionel Messi is still to confirm if he will stay at Barcelona despite his contract expiring on 30 June. Last summer the Argentine forward attempted to leave the Spanish club as a free agent, but was forced to back down as he did not want to go to court to force the move, opting to stay out his campaign.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - India's northeastern Uttar Pradesh state began deploying police units and CCTV cameras to stop water burials in the Ganges amid growing safety concerns after dozens of floating bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims had been found in the river, media reported on Saturday.
Biden also nixed Trump’s executive orders that sought to protect monuments in the wake of 'racial justice' protests.