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Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap

Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap

Israeli police have fired tear gas, rubber bullets and sound grenades to clear Palestinian worshippers from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, a flashpoint of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thousands of Palestinians gathered at the mosque for the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha on Sunday. The day coincided with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, ... Read More »

Muslim women defy burkini ban at French pool

Operation burkini was launched by a group of Muslim and non-Muslim women in Grenoble Muslim women in France are disobeying the rules at a local swimming pool by wearing burkinis. In a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, they bathed in suits covering their entire bodies – apart from the face, hands and feet – in the ... Read More »

Trump confirms calling off strikes against Iran

Trump confirms calling off strikes against Iran

Iran will respond firmly to any US threat against it, a spokesman of the country’s Foreign Ministry has said after President Donald Trump warned it of “obliteration” if a full-scale conflict would ensue. Under pressure to respond to the high-stakes incident near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Trump said the United States was prepared to hit “3 different sites” on ... Read More »

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