World Bulletin / News Desk
The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on Monday urged Lebanese group Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from Syria, where they are battling for President Bashar al-Assad, and focus on fighting Israel instead.
Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, was once an Assad ally but last year endorsed the revolt against him in a shift that at the time deprived the Syrian leader of an important Sunni Muslim supporter in the Arab world.
Hamas has denied some Lebanese media reports that its fighters were present in Syria to train rebels in weaponry, bomb-making and tunnel digging.
On Friday, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah promised his group would keep fighting alongside Assad's forces after it spearheaded the recapture of the strategic town of Qusair.
Hamas's leaders in exile were once based in Damascus but left, mainly for Egypt and Qatar, in 2012 as the civil war escalated.
OIC decried Israel's closure of Al-Aqsa mosque and installation of metal detectors at mosque gates
Jason Greenblatt's visit comes after more than a week of tensions over the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The tour is part of Erdogan's efforts to solve the Gulf crisis
"An (Israeli) tank targeted a post belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the southern Gaza Strip" in the early hours of the morning, the army said in a statement.
Beginning with Saudi Arabia, Turkish president's 2-day Gulf tour amid Qatar crisis continues with Kuwait
A second Jordanian was wounded "in a shooting at a residential building inside the compound of the Israeli embassy," the police said in a statement.
Qatar's emir pledged to resolve the remaining differences, and this will help resolve the dispute, says Boris Johnson
Authorities say those killed were members of Hasm group, which government links to Muslim Brotherhood
Turkish president's two-day tour also includes Kuwait and Qatar
"Jerusalem is a red line," its chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said in a statement, adding that "no Arab or Muslim will accept violations" against the city's holy sites.
European bloc's foreign policy chief arrived in Kuwait to show support for Kuwaiti mediation to solve Gulf crisis
Regime Defense Ministry says nothing about how long cease-fire will last after 5-year siege
Foreign Ministry urges Israel not to change status quo of Al-Aqsa complex so it is accessible to all Muslims
President of the World Association of Muslim Scholars Yusuf al-Qaradavi stated that Jerusalem deals with not only the Palestinians but the entire Islamic ummah.
At least 5 Hezbollah, 17 opposition fighters reported killed