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Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site

Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site

An Israeli court on Sunday ordered the temporary closure of a side building at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site that has been the source of tensions in recent weeks. The Jerusalem magistrates court said the building known as the Golden Gate at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to...

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Palestinian groups hail West Bank attack

Palestinian groups hail West Bank attack

Two Palestinian groups said Sunday a shooting attack in the occupied West Bank that killed an Israeli settler was a "response" to Israeli assaults against the Palestinians. In a statement, Palestinian group Hamas described the attack as "heroic", saying it came to respond to Israeli...

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Hamas detains rights workers as it disperses Gaza protests

Hamas detains rights workers as it disperses Gaza protests

Palestinian rights groups say Hamas briefly detained four of their researchers as it dispersed protests in Gaza against recent tax hikes. Hundreds of Gazans gathered for a third day Saturday to protest the tax hikes, which have made life even harder in the territory. Gaza has been under an...

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Iran's Rouhani urges int'l stand against Islamophobia

Iran's Rouhani urges int'l stand against Islamophobia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday condemned the twin terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand.   "The terrorist, racist attack on Muslim prayers in New Zealand was a brutal, tragic act that filled the hearts of all Muslims and free people around the world,...

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