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Britain lifts travel warning to Tunisia over enhanced security conditions

  • 27 July 2017 - 11:06
Britain lifts travel warning to Tunisia over enhanced security conditions

Britain on Wednesday lifted its warning against "all but essential travel" to Tunisia, two years after a shooting spree by a jihadist attacker at a beach hotel in which 30 British tourists were killed. "This update reflects our latest assessment that the risk to British nationals in Tunisia has...

Israel removes all security devices it placed at Aqsa Mosque entrances

  • 27 July 2017 - 10:12
Israel removes all security devices it placed at Aqsa Mosque entrances

Israel overnight removed all security infrastructure it had put in place this month at Muslim entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, stepping up its efforts to diffuse political and religious tension. The government had already dismantled metal detectors it installed in...

Fighting breaks out in ceasefire area in east Damascus, Syria

  • 26 July 2017 - 14:39
Fighting breaks out in ceasefire area in east Damascus, Syria

Fighting broke out east of Damascus between rebel and government forces on Wednesday for the first time since both sides declared a ceasefire at the weekend, a war monitor said, with air strikes also hitting the besieged, rebel-controlled enclave, Reuters reported. Air strikes on three towns in...

Israel removes metal detectors from Aqsa Mosque, installs CCTV cameras, Palestinians reject

  • 26 July 2017 - 10:18
Israel removes metal detectors from Aqsa Mosque, installs CCTV cameras, Palestinians reject

Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable. Israel installed the detectors at entry points to...

Suicide bomber kills over 25 people in Pakistan’s Lahore

  • 25 July 2017 - 19:38
Suicide bomber kills over 25 people in Pakistan’s Lahore

A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, officials said, an attack which shattered a period of relative calm in Pakistan's second-largest city, Reuters reported. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack...

US federal judge blocks deportation of 1400 Iraqi nationals

  • 25 July 2017 - 19:33
US federal judge blocks deportation of 1400 Iraqi nationals

A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction requested by...

Israeli embassy in Jordan locked down amid “anger for Aqas protesters”

  • 23 July 2017 - 20:01
Israeli embassy in Jordan locked down amid “anger for Aqas protesters”

The Israeli embassy in Jordan is on lockdown amid reports of gunfire, The Independent reported. Local media reported at least two casualties following what was thought to be an attempted attack in Amman. There was no immediate confirmation from Israeli authorities because of a gagging order...

UN deplores Israeli killing of Palestinian civilians around Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

  • 22 July 2017 - 10:42
UN deplores Israeli killing of Palestinian civilians around Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he "deeply deplores" the killings of three Palestinians - one of whom was shot by a settler - as anger boiled over increased Israeli restrictions at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa compound. Guterres condemned the killings and called for an...

Three Palestinians killed, others injured in Israeli crackdown at Al-Aqsa Mosque

  • 22 July 2017 - 10:38
Three Palestinians killed, others injured in Israeli crackdown at Al-Aqsa Mosque

At least three Palestinians have been killed, according to local media, and hundreds more injured amid mass protests over new Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. In the first incident, an Israeli settler killed an 18-year-old Palestinian man in the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood...

Saudi King made his son Crown Prince so he can soon become King and save his father from possible coup

  • 20 July 2017 - 11:43
Saudi King made his son Crown Prince so he can soon become King and save his father from possible coup

The Saudi prince who had been first in the royal line of succession was reportedly “pressured” by royal court officials to give up his spot as Saudi Arabia’s future king, a possibly damning indication that the Middle East nation’s internal politics are greatly in flux and not nearly as...