ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Palestinians in the embattled Gaza strip showed up early Monday to offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in defiance of an ongoing Israeli onslaught against the blockaded enclave.Worshippers flocked to the strip’s mosques for the special prayers, which started 6:25am local time (3:25 am GMT), marking the start of the Islamic holiday, Anadolu news agency reported.However, many Palestinians living near the border areas where Israeli troops took positions could not perform the prayers over fears of fresh Israeli
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam s biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead.Prime Minister Najib Razak expressed his "extreme sadness, most profound sympathy and deepest condolences" to MH17 families, as well as relatives of those aboard another Malaysia Airlines jet, MH370, that went missing on March 8."Of course, I am able to feel and imagine what they would be going
HILLA: An Iraqi government raid on jihadist targets in a flashpoint town southwest of Baghdad killed 17 people on Monday, including at least three civilians, medical and tribal sources said."Bombardment targeted the Fadhiyya district at 1:00 am (2200 GMT on Sunday)," Sheikh Mohammad al-Janabi, a tribal chief from Jurf al-Sakhr, a town 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Baghdad, told AFP.An army source confirmed the attack and a hospital source said that 17 people were killed, among them three civilians.