Trump to host Lebanese leader amid Middle East tensions

Washington, Jul 22 The White House says President Donald Trump will host Lebanon's prime minister next week.A statement yesterday from newly-named Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says...

Jul 22, 2017 3:23 AM | Newsscroll

3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

Jerusalem, Jul 22 Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence that killed six people -- three Palestinians in street clashes in...

Jul 22, 2017 3:18 AM | Newsscroll

Abbas freezes Israel contact over holy site dispute

Ramallah, Jul 21 Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said today he was freezing contacts with Israel over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, after deadly clashes erupted...

Jul 22, 2017 2:09 AM | Newsscroll

Protests after Israel restricts Jerusalem Old City prayers

Jerusalem, Jul 21 Israeli police barred men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose and protests erupted over new security measures at a highly...

Jul 21, 2017 3:29 PM | Newsscroll

Remove Jerusalem metal detectors, Erdogan tells Israeli counterpart

Istanbul, Jul 20 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin to swiftly remove metal detectors that have outraged Muslim Palestinian worshippers at a sensitive...

Jul 21, 2017 12:23 AM | Newsscroll

Palestinian civilians urge ICC to speed up 'war crimes' probe

The Hague, Jul 19 Palestinian lawyers and civil society groups today urged the International Criminal Court to speed up inquiries and open a full investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza, east...

Jul 19, 2017 7:54 PM | Newsscroll

China supports independent, sovereign Palestine: Xi Jinping

Beijing [China], July 19 : Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday voiced support for a political settlement of the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution. China...

Jul 18, 2017 11:52 AM | Newsscroll

Muslims again boycott holy site over Israeli security measures

Jerusalem, Jul 18 Muslims boycotted a Jerusalem holy site for the third day running after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors and cameras at entrances to the sensitive compound following an...

Jul 18, 2017 8:32 PM | Newsscroll

Israel to reopen holy site closed after deadly attack

Jerusalem, Jul 15 Israel said today it will reopen the ultra-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City whose closure after deadly shootings sparked anger from Muslims and Jordan, the...

Jul 16, 2017 1:45 AM | Newsscroll

US condemns terror attack in Jerusalem

By Lalit K JhaWashington, Jul 15 The US today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Jerusalem's Old City in which two Israeli police officers were killed and called for the "defeat" and...

Jul 15, 2017 11:52 PM | Newsscroll