Two assailants armed with a gun, knives and axes stormed a synagogue complex in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of West Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, killing at least four worshipers during morning prayers, according to the police. The attack was one of the deadliest in the city in several years. Police officers who arrived at the […]
The Palestinian president on Tuesday accused Israel of provoking a “religious war” as new violence between the sides broke out in the West Bank, leaving a Palestinian man dead, amid mounting concerns that the long-running conflict is entering a new and dangerous phase. Mahmoud Abbas blamed the latest tensions on a series of visits by […]
Former Hezbollah Secretary General Sheikh Sobhi Tufaili said the “Shiites in Syria do not need Hezbollah to defend them , besides this could cause them problems and Sayyidah Zaynab does not need to be protected because the Sunni community loves her.”
Palestinian political and religious leaders on Sunday stressed that US President Barack Obama should not visit the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem in a way that might compromise its “Muslim sovereignty.” Obama will be arriving in Israel and the Palestinian territories
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Barack Obama could hold a three-way summit during the US president’s upcoming visit, Israel’s deputy foreign minister said on Saturday. “During the visit of President Obama, a three-way summit could take place or even four-way with King Abdullah II of Jordan,”
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced in its weekly report that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has now exceeded 242,000 The report added that only about 165,000 refugees are registered with the refugee agency, while the others are still waiting to conclude the registration process. “The number of refugees in Lebanon […]
The 22-month old conflict in Syria has displaced half of the country’s 500,000 Palestinian refugees, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Friday. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said 20,000 of the estimated 250,000 Palestinians displaced by the conflict had fled to neighbouring Lebanon
THE FIFTEEN BRANCHES of Syria’s intelligence apparatus, the mukhabarat, counts some 50,000 to 70,000 full-time officers, along with hundreds of thousands of part-time personnel and informers.
It was a mostly young crowd that turned out on a chilly winter night to hear Naftali Bennett, the leader of the religious nationalist party Jewish Home, deliver an appeal for understanding — not between Israelis and Palestinians, but among Israelis themselves.
Over 20,500 Palestinians remain in Lebanon after fleeing the violence in Syria, including at least 3,500 who left following the latest outbreak of fighting in the Yarmouk refugee camp outside Damascus last month, according to a report released by Hamas.