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Israeli police have fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who threw rocks at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site, police say. Dozens of officers entered the politically sensitive area in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday to break up a demonstration of hundreds of protesters, Israeli police spokesman […]

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Police have arrested several in a Moscow rally aimed at pressuring lawmakers to vote against a bill that bans perceived promotion of homosexuality among minors. In a BBC report, human rights campaigner Lyudmila Alexeyeva explained that bill as a “curb [on] the rights of sexual minorities,” rather than a protection for children. If passed, the bill would prohibit any […]

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails in a day-long demonstration on Thursday, raising fears of a violent anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak. Youth activists and opposition groups have called for large rallies on the anniversary Friday in Cairo’s […]

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SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean military will punish pop star Rain for meeting with a top actress while on duty during his mandatory military service, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. Paparazzi photos showing Rain meeting with Kim Tae-hee have raised suspicions that highly sought-after entertainers may be receiving special favors during their military service. The ministry denies Rain has received special treatment. Rain, […]

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