World Bulletin / News Desk
Todays marks World Quds Day that were started in 1979 after the founding of the Islamic republic to condemn Israeli occupation of the holy city.
The protests use the word Quds, derived from Arabic, to designate the city of occupied Jerusalem. The protests and marches are held on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan to mark the day.
Many thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America, death to Israel" during protests on Friday.
State television said millions of Iranians joined the al-Quds Day marches across the country and showed large crowds chanting slogans and carrying portraits of Khomeini and his successor, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Some bore a coffin decked with pictures of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. Demonstrators burned American and Israeli flags.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.
"You want a new Middle East? We do too, but in the new Middle East ... there will be no trace of the American presence and the Zionists," Ahmadinejad told worshippers at Tehran University in an event broadcast live on state television.
"Saving the existence of the Zionist regime (Israel) is a joint commitment by most arrogant Western governments," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to mark the annual Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day decreed by Khomeini and held on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
He called for Muslim unity to foil Western support for Israel, which he described as a "cancerous tumour" for its occupation of Palestinian land.
In Palestine, Israel deployed heavy security ahead of the last Friday prayers for Ramadan.
Under tight Israeli security, thousands of Palestinian worshippers started their journey to attend prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine.
Israel imposed an age restriction for men - only those over 40 and under 12 were allowed to cross from the West Bank into Jerusalem. Women were not restricted by age. Many Palestinians residing in the West Bank were turned back.
U.S. President said that the priority of the U.S. is to make sure that the gains that ISIL has made in Iraq are rolled back
Two miners may have been killed in the collapse at the Bonanza mining project, about 260 miles (420 km) northeast of the capital Managua
The red warning code indicates that an eruption is imminent or underway, with a risk of ash.
Kenya recently identified eight new offshore exploration blocks available for licensing, and all but one of them are located in the contested area.
The questions surrounding Akong Rinpoche's death underscore the distrust that many Tibetans have of the Chinese government.
Kiev has accused Russian troops of illegally entering eastern Ukraine and, backed by its U.S. and European allies, has said it will fight to defend its soil.
“I think Israeli people wants more Palestinian to be killed,” Elifelet Sara, 31 year-old Israeli Jew tells AA.
In a statement on its website, the government said that it places itself "at the disposal" of the Libyan parliament and voiced hope the legislature would pick a new government that "represents all segments of the Libyan people."
The defendants faced several charges, including assaulting security personnel and illegally demonstrating in Upper Egypt's Minya province.
Relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa soured last year over Ethiopia's construction of a $6.4-billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said that he top commander of the Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades Mohamed Deif is safe despite losing his wife and daughter in an Israeli attack.
On Thursday, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders and that negotiators are set to demarcate the borders.
The self-styled IIslamic State group had threatened to start killing soldiers as of Wednesday.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has declared Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons totally destroyed.
The largest increase in rates of heroin overdoses was seen in the city's wealthiest neighborhoods
The exercise, called Ample Strike 2014, will involve 1,400 troops including 300 foreign soldiers from 11 NATO member countries and around 30 aircraft