World Bulletin/News Desk
Thousands of Palestinians performed the first Friday's prayers of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem amid tight security measures by Israeli forces.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), a Palestinian deputy Khalid Al-Huseini said that he could not visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque since 2006.
"Israeli authorities have banned our entries into the Al-Aqsa Mosque," Al-Huseini stressed.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the holiest and most sacred locations of the Muslims, was the destination of Prophet Muhammad in his journey and was the Muslims' first Qibla.
Foreign Minister Lavrov says Russia has made a 'quite specific' proposal and is waiting for US to respond before submitting it to International Syria Support Group
'Kurdistan is part of Iraq and I hope it will remain so,' says premier Haider al-Abadi
Opposition lawmaker condemns 'shameful' asylum system as Britain prepares to accept Syrian orphans
PM Matteo Renzi continues his harsh criticism of Brussels
'We agreed in principle to use NATO AWACS surveillance planes to backfill national AWACS capabilities,' NATO chief says
Standing Maritime Group 2 is due to 'start maritime surveillance activities'
French president is looking to cabinet choices that will widen his voter base with just 15 months to go until he seeks re-election
'NATO and all the parties at the table this morning indicated a willingness for NATO to support and be a part of that operation,' US Secretary of Defense says
Deputy foreign minister Gatilov confirms earlier US reports over cease-fire in Syria
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says his country backs elections to restore peace in eastern Donbass region
Only the anti-migrant party's 45 lawmakers voted for the introduction of the amendment, while 236 voted against
According to US officials, Moscow is ready to negotiate ceasefire in Syria and even suggests an exact date
Brussels wants Athens to treat incoming asylum seekers better, so that they can be sent back refugees who had originally landed in Greece
State Dept. declares strong allegiance to NATO ally amid different stances PYD designation
Foreign secretary accuses Moscow of flouting international law in attacks on Syrian civilians