Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said at certain time, holding the remains deterred attacks and would help ensure the return of Israeli captives and remains. However, The Palestinians and human rights groups view it as 'collective punishment'.
The Biden administration is leaning heavily on Egypt, which has long played a role as mediator between Israel and Hamas, for help in maintaining stability in the region.
Hamas retaliations come right after Israel captured four of the six escaped prisoners from a recent jailbreak.
Israel is now India’s second-largest supplier of defence equipment, though Russia continues to take the top slot.
Egypt last week invited Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority for separate talks in Cairo to consolidate the Cairo-mediated cease-fire and accelerate the reconstruction process in Gaza.
To strengthen the Israel-Hamas ceasefire, Blinken will have to tackle hawkish Israeli leadership, Palestinian divisions and deeply rooted tensions surrounding Jerusalem and its holy sites.
Devotees wait in queues outside the Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple in Mathura. Security has been tightened in Mathura after Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha announced its plan to perform ‘jalabhishek’ at Shahi Eidgah in...PTI Photo
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu speaks at the release of the book ‘Public Service Ethics – A Quest for Naitik Bharat’ by Prabhat Kumar at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas in New Delhi.PTI Photo
A man rides motorcycle on a road during a cold winter morning, on the outskirts of Amritsar.PTI Photo
Akhada Parishad seers felicitate Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami in Haridwar.PTI Photo
Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu talks to the media as he joins guest teachers' protest near Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.
Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.
Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.