Israel on Thursday ordered the first full closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City in 14 years, in a move denounced by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as “tantamount to a declaration
The first small group of Iraqi Kurdish fighters crossed the Turkish border Thursday and arrived in the besieged Syrian city of Kobani to help fellow Kurds fight off the militants of the Islamic State,
A spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site as a "declaration of war". The move came amid tension and violence after the shooting of a activist.
In 1967, at the height of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, the Israeli Air Force launched an unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty, a US Navy spy ship that was monitoring the conflict from the safety of international