Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire

Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire

Media captionPrime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and rival commander Khalifa Haftar in a rare handshake Libya’s opposing governments have committed to a conditional ceasefire following talks in France. UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar, the rival military commander who controls the east, met in Paris on Tuesday. They are aiming to end the conflict […]

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The metal detectors were removed after a late-night cabinet meeting Israel has removed metal detectors from outside a holy site in East Jerusalem after uproar from Palestinians over their recent introduction. It said it plans to replace them with less obtrusive surveillance. However Muslim leaders have called on worshippers to […]

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman standoff

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman standoff

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

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 […]

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 […]

Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves one dead

Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves one dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area A Jordanian man has been killed, and an Israeli and another Jordanian wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan’s capital Amman. The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the shooting, police […]

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 […]