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.
al Shabaab claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a restaurant in the Somali
The head of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem expects Greece and its creditors to strike a new deal in the coming weeks Eurogroup’s president Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Amnesty International on Tuesday called for Mohamed Mursi to be retried in a civilian court or to be released
According to a leading member of Hamas movement, Rami Hamdallah will visit the Gaza Strip late April.
Russian president due to visit Yerevan on Friday to participate in April 24 "Armenian genocide" commemorative events, Kremlin says.
Macedonian Interior Ministry official Ivo Kotevski told a news conference that the gunmen said they were part of the guerrilla Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
US paratroopers have started training national guard units in Ukraine, despite Moscow’s warnings that it could destabilise the peace process with Russia-backed rebels in the east of the country.
The idea of putting Tsarnaev to death is controversial in Boston. Massachusetts state law does not allow for capital punishment
At least 10 people killed in car bomb attack on Somali restaurant, death toll expected to rise.
Ethiopia's government has declared three days of mourning after confirming that many Ethiopians held captive in Libya were killed by ISIL armed group.
Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday he expected the economy to suffer further this year
Winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious American journalism awards, were announced in New York.
President of Kurdish Regional Government says constitutional and presidential elections necessary.
Baltimore police vowed on Monday to make a full and swift probe of the death of a black suspect who suffered spinal injuries after white officers arrested him
Ahmed al-Saqqa, 19, was working in a smuggling tunnel when he was electrocuted, Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra said in a statement.
Last month, a pilot counter terrorism programme launched and testing in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Boston.