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22 July 2017 8:34 PM Fears of more Israeli-Palestinian violence

Jerusalem - Stabbings and clashes that left six people dead raised fears on Saturday of further Israeli-Palestinian violence as tensions mount over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site. Friday's violence - a stabbing attack that killed three Israelis and clashes which left three Palestinians dead - was among the most severe 38

21 July 2017 9:51 PM Six people killed as tensions escalate over Jerusalem holy site Add to ..

Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement. After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed 38

21 July 2017 9:51 PM The Latest: UN deplores Palestinians deaths in Jerusalem

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "deeply deplores" the death of three Palestinians in clashes with Israeli security forces and urges Israeli and Palestinian leaders to refrain from actions that could further escalate the volatile situation in Jerusalem's Old City. A Palestinian uses a slingshot against Israeli soldiers during 39

21 July 2017 5:48 PM Three Palestinians killed amid tensions at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM - Palestinian worshippers on Friday clashed with Israeli security forces outside a Jerusalem shrine in violence prompted by the installation of metal detectors at its entry point, and at least three Palestinians were killed. There have been daily confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli police using stun grenades since 50

19 July 2017 10:58 PM Trump's War Against ISIS in Syria: Why Putin, Assad and Iran Are Winning

In his inaugural address, U.S. President Donald Trump promised to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.” To be fair, he’s had only about six months, but already the project is proving a little more complicated than he hoped. First, ISIS has been putting up a surprisingly 47

14 July 2017 1:44 PM Palestinian gunmen kill 2 Israeli police at Jerusalem shrine

The rare attack from within the contested site, revered by both Muslims and Jews, raised new concerns about an escalation of violence. Police identified the attackers as Arab citizens of Israel. The sacred compound sits at the fault line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has triggered major confrontations in the past. After the attack, Israel 51

11 July 2017 3:12 PM Syrian Observatory has 'confirmed information' that IS chief killed

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death had been announced many times before, but the Observatory has a track record of credible reporting. CAIRO/BEIRUT - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed. The report came just days after the last sectors 39

11 July 2017 1:00 PM #herfuture: Policymakers, Donors, Advocates Discuss Family Planning

Matters on family planning will be the major issue when policymakers, donors, and advocates from around the world gather on Tuesday morning at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK. They will discuss efforts to reach the world's Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that more women and girls around the world are able to plan their families and their 29

06 July 2017 3:19 PM Egyptian police said to detain Chinese Uighurs in wide sweep

Beijing - Activists say Chinese students from the Uighur ethnic minority have been detained in Egypt in a broad police sweep. Abduweli Ayup, a Uighur activist in Turkey, said on Thursday Egyptian police have detained scores of Uighur students, including 20 at Cairo's Al-Azhar University who were told they would be deported. A Chinese foreign ministry 35

03 July 2017 7:51 AM SA hostage captured in Mali still alive

An al-Qaeda-linked group in Mali, Nusrat Al Islam wal Muslimeen, released a video on Saturday proving that McGowan, and six other foreign hostages, are still alive, the SITE Intelligence Group reported. The video shows McGowan, Elliot Kenneth Arthur of Australia, Iulian Ghergut of Romania, Beatrice Stockly of Switzerland, Gloria Cecilia Narvaez of Colombia 50