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Rockets fired from Syria towards Israel amid fear of Gaza war escalating to regional conflict

09:51 AM | 11 Oct, 2023
Rockets fired from Syria towards Israel amid fear of Gaza war escalating to regional conflict
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JERUSALEM – Israel is at war with Gaza as deadly clashes between Tel Aviv and Hamas, which launched a surprise attack over the weekend, continue unabated, the first such events in seven decades of war.

In the latest development, Syria fired rockets targeting the forward positions of the Israeli military. Israel responded to the attack but did not provide further details. If confirmed, this would be the second such attack carried out directly by Syria, days after such attacks were seen from Lebanon.

Tensions in the Middle East had recently soared in the Gaza Strip, and now Israeli forces said it shelled Syria on Tuesday after rockets hit open areas on a Jewish country. Tel Aviv did not accuse any group of the rocket attack and the Syrian government has not shared any update on it.

Jewish forces claimed to recapture Gaza border areas from the Hamas group as the brutal fighting entered Day 5, leaving thousands killed on both sides.

Latest reports revealed that the death count in Israel has topped 1,000 from the worst attack in the country's history, Gaza has reported over 750 deaths so far.

Hamas militants announced the execution of hostages after Tel Aviv imposed total siege on the Gaza Strip, cutting off the water, and electricity supply, and creating dire humanitarian situation.    

Meanwhile, Israel’s key ally US extended full support as many European nations. In a solidarity visit, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be traveling to Israel today where he will meet with senior Israeli leaders.

The recent conflict emerged two years after a serious fight between Israel and Hamas in 2021, however Egypt, Qatar and the UN helped mediate talks.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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