Israel ‘quietly’ allows Jews to pray in Al-Aqsa compound: Report

Israeli government allowing Jews to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, stoking fears of shifting the revered site’s status quo, NYT reports. The Israeli government is allowing Jews to conduct prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem – also known to Jews as the Temple Mount – in a move that risksContinue reading “Israel ‘quietly’ allows Jews to pray in Al-Aqsa compound: Report”

Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a so-called “black site” beyond its borders. The woman, 26-year-old Wu Huan, was on the run to avoid extraditionContinue reading “Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs”

Thousands of Palestinians flee as Israel intensifies assault on Gaza – BBC News

As Violence in Jerusalem Spirals, Netanyahu ‘Firmly Rejects’ Pressure Not to Expand Jewish Presence

The prime minister’s comments come as Palestinians face evictions in East Jerusalem neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah, which have sparked local and international outrage Israel “firmly rejects” pressure not to build in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday following spreading international condemnation of planned evictions of Palestinians from homes in the city claimed by JewishContinue reading “As Violence in Jerusalem Spirals, Netanyahu ‘Firmly Rejects’ Pressure Not to Expand Jewish Presence”

Jordanian royal detained in alleged plot against King Abdullah II

Jordanian authorities detained the kingdom’s former crown prince and arrested nearly 20 other people Saturday after what officials called a “threat to the country’s stability.” Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the oldest son of the late King Hussein and his American-born fourth wife Queen Noor, was placed under restriction at his Amman palace, amid an ongoingContinue reading “Jordanian royal detained in alleged plot against King Abdullah II”

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