JERUSALEM: Israeli police on Friday detained four journalists from Palestine's official television station in Jerusalem, drawing protest from Palestinians who say their activities in the holy city are increasingly restricted. The Palestine TV crew was filming a talk show outside of Jerusalem's walled Old City when Israeli officers detained them and took their equipment, the Authority's Wafa news service said. The journalists with the daily “Good Morning Jerusalem” program were held for four hours at a police station in Jerusalem and later released, said Mohammad Barghouti, Palestine TV's general manager for news. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said: “The journalists were detained in
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A 62-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after discovering a pharaonic artifact on a piece of land he owns in the Mit Rahina area, in Badrashin, Giza Governorate. He confessed during interrogation that he had excavated the land, which has since been seized, with the aim of looking for artifacts. Meanwhile, archaeologists reported that the stone unearthed by the man dates back to the Pharaonic era and is part of the temple of the god Ptah, which was established by Ramesses II just 15 meters away from the excavation site. Assistant Minister of Interior for the public security sector Major General Alaa Eldin Selim had received information that someone was digging in search of artifacts on a
The prominent Iranian journalist and women's rights activist Masih Alinejad is suing the Iranian regime for arresting her brother and threatening her mother, she announced on Twitter on Wednesday. Alinejad said she has filed a lawsuit before the US Federal Court against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the judiciary, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) over the arrest of her brother Ali Alinejad and threats made against her mother.
Jennifer Lopez wants to have children with Alex Rodriguez. The 50-year-old pop star already has 11-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, but would love to add more to her brood in the future and is "open" to trying to conceive with her 44-year-old fiancé. Speaking to PEOPLE magazine, the 'Hustlers' actress said when asked if she wants anymore kids later on down the line: "I want to! I don't know that it's in God's plan but I would like to try. I'm so open to it!" Alex also has two children - Natasha, 15, and Ella, 11 - with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis and they've all come together to make a perfectly "blended" family. Jennifer explained: "We all just grow closer. When
The security forces have succeeded in opening all the blocked roads across Lebanon, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent. Earlier in the south, demonstrators blocked the main entrance to Nabatieh's vehicle registration department and demanded it be shut down, reported the NNA. Employees and demonstrators clashed when the employees refused to disrupt the business and interests of the citizens.
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France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have accused Iran of developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, alleging the move goes against UN Security Council resolutions. Ambassadors from the three European nations urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a letter circulated on Wednesday, to inform the council in his next report that Iran's ballistic missile activity is "inconsistent" with the 2015 nuclear deal. The letter cites footage released on social media on April 22 of a previously unseen flight test of a new Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile variant "equipped with a manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle". "The Shahab-3 booster used in the test is a Missile Technology Control Regime
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Washington, DC - The United States House of Representatives on Friday approved a resolution that expresses its continuing support for a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warns against any Israeli annexation of territory in the occupied West Bank. The measure backed by Democrats is a non-binding expression of sentiment aimed at countering the Trump administration's pro-Israeli policies. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month that the US no longer considers Israeli settlements illegal under international law, a reversal of official US policy since 1978. More: Pompeo: US no longer considers Israeli settlements illegal Trump and the Palestinians: A timeline Palestinians