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    Israel dismantles metal detectors from key Jerusalem shrine 

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:50am on July 25, 2017

    Israel began Tuesday to dismantle metal detectors it installed a week earlier at a contested Jerusalem shrine, hoping to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world...

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    Nearly 300 migrants rescued off Libya coast

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:52am on July 25, 2017

    Libya’s coastguard rescued an estimated 278 migrants including women and children on Monday off the shores of two different towns west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said...

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    China to ‘step up’ troop deployment

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:43am on July 25, 2017

    China warned on Monday that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at ‘whatever cost’...

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    Cops among 25 killed in Pak blast

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:36am on July 25, 2017

    A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, officials said, an attack which shattered a period of relative calm in Pakistan’s second-largest city...

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    UN warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:22am on July 25, 2017

    United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Monday that a solution was needed by Friday to the Jerusalem mosque crisis, which threatened to have ‘potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City'...

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    Blast kills at least 25, injures dozens in Lahore

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 07:36pm on July 24, 2017

    An explosion killed at least 20 people and injured dozens in a busy vegetable market in the Pakistani city of Lahore Monday, officials said, but...

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    Trump's son-in-law faces Capitol Hill grilling over Russia contacts

    Reuters | Updated at 11:35am on July 24, 2017

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, faces two days of closed-door questioning from Congress this week as lawmakers try to determine whether Trump's campaign enlisted Russia's help to win...

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    Death toll in suspected Texas human smuggling case rises to nine

    Reuters | Updated at 09:20am on July 24, 2017

    At least nine men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of ‘ruthless’ human trafficking...

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    Erdogan visits Gulf in bid to defuse Qatar row

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on July 24, 2017

    Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan travelled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Sunday, the Gulf states' official news agencies reported, as part of a diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar...

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    Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

    Reuters | Updated at 10:06am on July 24, 2017

    A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said...