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Eiffel Tower to close for open-air World Cup broadcast

Eiffel Tower to close for open-air World Cup broadcast

Tens of thousands of people are expected to watch the game between France and Croatia in the shadow of one of the country's most visited sites.

Tunisia suspends Emirates flights over women security measures

Tunisia suspends Emirates flights over women security measures

Tunisia suspended Emirates Airlines flights after a public outcry over security measures in the United Arab Emirates targeting women from the North African country.

New passenger security checks on US-bound flights

New passenger security checks on US-bound flights

Details of the new measures, which were announced as President Donald Trump's administration is working to toughen controls on refugees and immigrants, were limited.

Turks hold rally to show solidarity with Palestinians

Turks hold rally to show solidarity with Palestinians

Thousands of supporters of a conservative Turkish party rallied in Istanbul on Sunday to protest measures taken by Israel in Jerusalem and show solidarity with the Palestinians.

Al-Aqsa: Clashes feared after boycott of holy site ends

Al-Aqsa: Clashes feared after boycott of holy site ends

Israel barred men under 50 from Friday prayers at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, with more clashes feared after Palestinians ended a boycott of the compound and entered for the first time in two weeks.

Worshippers can return to Al-Aqsa, say Muslim leaders

Worshippers can return to Al-Aqsa, say Muslim leaders

Muslim religious leaders in Jerusalem told worshippers on Thursday that they can once again enter the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Maldives says parliament shut for security

Maldives says parliament shut for security

The Maldivian government on Tuesday defended its controversial deployment of troops to block opposition legislators entering parliament, saying the move was part of security measures undertaken for a visiting dignitary.

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures

Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site on Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, but Muslim officials said worshippers should continue a boycott for now.

Al Aqsa: Arab League says Israel 'playing with fire'

Al Aqsa: Arab League says Israel 'playing with fire'

The Arab League on Sunday accused Israel of "playing with fire" with new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

Al-Aqsa: Three Palestinians killed as clashes erupt

Al-Aqsa: Three Palestinians killed as clashes erupt

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded on Friday as clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli forces over new security measures at a holy site where police restricted access for Muslim prayers.

Muslims refuse to enter holy site after it reopens

Muslims refuse to enter holy site after it reopens

Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site on Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras.

Two-metre glass security wall to shield Eiffel Tower

Two-metre glass security wall to shield Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, will soon be surrounded by a bullet-proof glass wall 2.5 metres high, part of a plan to prevent attacks at the iconic monument, the city said on Thursday.