Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli security forces started removing the metal detectors overnight Israel is removing metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet voted for the move early on Tuesday. Tensions rose after two Israeli policemen were killed on 14 […]

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault

Image copyright EPA Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken to the security guard involved The staff of the Israeli embassy in Jordan have returned to Israel after an assault at the complex on Sunday. A statement from Israel’s government said among those to return is a security officer, who had shot dead […]

Syria war: Russia sends police to southern ‘safe zones’

Syria war: Russia sends police to southern ‘safe zones’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eastern Ghouta has been a rebel stronghold for most of the war Russia says it has deployed forces to monitor so-called de-escalation zones in southern Syria. The defence ministry said military police had been sent to Eastern Ghouta on the edge of the capital Damascus, and to an area in […]

Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths

Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area Israel and Jordan are involved in a diplomatic standoff after an Israeli guard reportedly shot dead a Jordanian attacker near the embassy in Amman. Jordanian police want to question the guard and have sealed off the area, but Israel says he has […]

Two killed at Israeli building in Amman

Two killed at Israeli building in Amman

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded in an incident next to Israel’s embassy in Amman. Israel’s foreign ministry said a Jordanian attacked a security guard with a screwdriver in a residential building used by the embassy. He was one […]

Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves two dead

Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves two dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan’s capital Amman, according to a local security source. The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the […]

Jordan: Attack at Israeli embassy in Amman

Jordan: Attack at Israeli embassy in Amman

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area An attack has taken place at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, with casualties reported. A BBC reporter at the scene says the immediate vicinity has been locked down but authorities have not released details. Media reports citing security sources […]

Jerusalem: Israel installs security cameras near holy site

Jerusalem: Israel installs security cameras near holy site

Media captionJerusalem holy site security row explained Israel has placed CCTV cameras near an entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem as tensions over security measures there continue. Metal detectors installed after two Israeli policemen were killed have sparked protests by Palestinians. It remains unclear if the metal detectors will be removed. Tensions over the […]

Qatar crisis: Turkey’s Erdogan calls for swift end to Gulf dispute

Qatar crisis: Turkey’s Erdogan calls for swift end to Gulf dispute

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan held talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud after arriving in Jeddah Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it is not in anyone’s interest to prolong a crisis between Qatar and its neighbours, as he embarked on a two-day visit to the region. Mr Erdogan is […]

Jerusalem: Metal detectors at holy site ‘could be removed’

Jerusalem: Metal detectors at holy site ‘could be removed’

Media captionJerusalem holy site security row explained Israel is willing to consider alternatives to controversial metal detectors it installed at a holy site in Jerusalem, a senior official says. Major General Yoav Mordechai called on the Muslim world to put forward other suggestions. Israel installed the detectors after two Israeli policemen were killed near there […]

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