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Claims of flights to Israel over Saudi Arabia cause confusion

Claims of flights to Israel over Saudi Arabia cause confusion

Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel and lifting the 70-year-old airspace ban would reflect what appears to be thawing ties between Israel and the kingdom, both USA allies with a shared concern over Iranian influence in the region. The Indian airline's ability to fly over Saudi Arabia would substantially reduce the flight times, but Netanyahu said they will not be able to fly over Iran, Iraq and Pakistan - other countries with which Israel has no diplomatic ties.


Krishna Kumari becomes first Hindu Dalit woman senator of Pakistan

Krishna Kumari becomes first Hindu Dalit woman senator of Pakistan

Bhutto said the election of Kolhi, who was elected on a minority seat from Sindh, showed that minorities had rights in Pakistan and she could play an effective role in Pakistani politics. She had joined the PPP as a social activist along with her brother, who was later elected as the chairperson of Union Council Berano. Kumari, who was born and raised in a remote district, attributed her success to her parents, who encouraged her to pursue her education and eventually helped her to earn a ...


World′s oldest message in a bottle discovered in Australia

World′s oldest message in a bottle discovered in Australia

They took the bottle to the Western Australian Museum , where Ross Anderson - assistant curator of maritime archaeology - determined that it was a mid-to-late 19th-century Dutch gin bottle, and that the note inside had been scribbled on cheaply-made, 19th-century paper.


Florida Legislature debates school safety, gun measures

Florida Legislature debates school safety, gun measures

They've created "Never Again", a national campaign against school violence, primarily gun control. Max Schachter, who lost his son Alex, said families met early Monday with representatives of law enforcement and security from across the county and, "I said, 'Is the solution to put more guns in the hands of teachers?' Every one said 'no.' Not a single expert said that was a good idea".


BJP Accuses Chidambaram of Aiding Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi With Import Scheme

BJP Accuses Chidambaram of Aiding Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi With Import Scheme

In May 2014, the outgoing government at Centre allowed seven companies, including Gitanjali Gems of Choksi to benefit through the 80:20 scheme. He said: "Let Congress party continue to spread lies, BJP will expose them; let Congress party spread fear, BJP will inspire people to become fearless".