India-Pakistan armies exchanged sweets, on January 1, New Year, along the Line of Control (LoC) at Poonch and Mendhar crossing points in Jammu & Kashmir. "Considering the ongoing ceasefire along India-Pak border, this gesture is aimed at further enhancing peace and harmony in J&K," a statement reads. Notably, both the armies had announced to adhere to the ceasefire across the LoC, in February 2021.
Palestinians and the Israel Police were again engaged in an exchange of violence on May 21, just hours after Israel and Hamas agreed on Gaza ceasefire. Reportedly, the police were attacked by the Palestinians with stones and explosives while guarding a gate at the Al-Aqsa mosque. However, the security forces also responded with stun grenades. Notably, a similar incident in early May had caused the recently resolved 11-day Israel-Hamas war.… read-more
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gaza's Islamist faction Hamas on May 21 agreed to a ceasefire after the Israeli cabinet voted "unanimously" in favour of this. The ceasefire was brokered by Egypt, ending the 11-day long airstrikes from both the parties. US President Joe Biden welcomed the truce saying, "Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live safely". However, Hamas called the ceasefire as Israel's defeat and Palestine… read-more
US President Joe Biden has finally started working on a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as pressure mounts from his own Democratic Party leaders. Reportedly, nearly half the Democrats, which is 28 senators, have favoured for an immediate ceasefire "to prevent any further loss of civilian life". The development took place just after Biden on May 17 approved sale of weapons worth $735 million to Israel.
A secret tunnel being dug by the Pakistan security officials to infiltrate terrorists have been discovered by the Border Security Force on January 13 in Jammu and Kashmir. The 3-feet-wide cross-border tunnel was spotted 300-feet from zero lines and 65-feet from the fence on the Indian side. One of the officials stated the Pakistani rangers created ceasefire violations to draw the attention of security forces from tunnel building.