UNESCO adopts divisive resolution on Jerusalem holy sites


The UN cultural agency on Tuesday adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution on East Jerusalem which Israel has said ignores Jewish ties to a key holy site. A spokesman for Paris-based UNESCO said the resolution, which has caused Israel to suspend its cooperation with the agency, was adopted without a new vote after being approved at the committee More...

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French police chief orders investigation after officers hold Paris protest

The head of France’s national police force on Tuesday ordered an internal investigation after hundreds of police officers held an unauthorized protest in central Paris overnight. Angry police officers marched More...


DRC opposition rejects vote delay, calls for strike

The main opposition party of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has strongly rejected a decision to push back this year’s election to April 2018, calling it a “flagrant violation” of the constitution. The More...


Explosives, booby traps slow down Mosul offensive

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Iraqi forces move to retake Mosul from ISIS

As Iraqi forces have massed in areas surrounding Mosul during the last several weeks and months, preparing for an invasion to retake the city from ISIS, members of the militant group have been threatening to cut More...


Egypt temporarily reopens border crossing with Gaza

Egypt announced it temporarily reopened the Rafah crossing for two days to allow Palestinians to enter or leave the Gaza Strip, and plans to do so a second time later this week. The Egyptian government reopened More...


Iraq drops leaflets warning of impending offensive in Mosul

Iraqi air force plans dropped leaflets on Mosul warning the residents of an impending offensive to liberate the city from the Islamic State. The leaflet dropped late Saturday came amid confusion over whether the More...


Putin says Russia not trying to influence U.S. presidential election

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday his country has no intention of trying to influence the U.S. presidential election and hopes once the election is over, relations between the two countries will normalize. He More...

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