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Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on July 25 in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of violence, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable
An air strike killed eight civilians late on July 24 in a rebel-held region near Damascus where a truce was declared at the weekend, medics and a monitoring group said
JERUSALEM – Associated Press
Israel has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site on July 23
Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah has conditioned the lifting of a blockage imposed on his country by four Arab states before engaging in any dialogue with its neighbors
RAMALLAH – Anadolu Agency
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on July 21 that all contacts with Israel have been suspended until it commits to lift the recent measures taken at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
China encourages all sides involved in the Syrian crisis to establish “contact and dialogue,” Chinese special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said July 24 after talks with Turkish officials in Ankara.
ANKARA / JERUSALEM
As tensions mount in Jerusalem after new Israeli security measures at the highly sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has urged calm, stressing the Islamic world’s sensitivity on the issue.
KABUL – Agence France-Presse
At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul yesterday, officials said, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital
Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on July 21 that its fighters had begun an operation against militants on both sides of the country’s border with Syria
KABUL – The Associated Press
An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, as another 11 police were killed and six wounded in clashes with the Taliban, Afghan officials said on July 22
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
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 sensitive holy site.