Al-Aqsa Mosque

'Unacceptable': World reacts to al-Aqsa restrictions

US, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon weigh in as protests continue over Israeli-led restrictions on Palestinians at holy site.

World reacts to Israel-Palestinian fallout over al-Aqsa

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel bars Muslim men under 50 from al-Aqsa

In announcement hours before expected protests by Palestinians, Israel police further tighten restrictions on holy site.

Al-Aqsa: Israel bars Muslim men under 50 amid protests

Middle East

Hezbollah and Syrian army launch attack on border area

Lebanese armed group and Syrian soldiers attempting to clear fighters from the Juroud Arsal mountainous border area.

Hezbollah and Syrian army launch attack on border area

Politics

S Korea urges North to accept military talks offer

North Korea has not replied to calls for talks and separate offers to negotiate the reunification of divided families.

S Korea urges N Korea to accept military talks offer

Human Rights

Poles protest parliament proposal to reform judiciary

Thousands turn out to rally against new bill allowing parliament to appoint supreme court, with EU also voicing concern.

Politics

Brazil's ex-president decries court as supporters rally

Popular leftist leader Lula accuses political rivals of targeting him in court to push him off next year's ballot.

Lula: Political rivals want to defeat me with lawsuits

Earthquake

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Europe

Clashes kill six Ukraine soldiers in spike of violence

The latest surge in fighting with Russian-backed rebels along the volatile front line is the bloodiest in recent months.

Clashes kill six Ukraine soldiers in spike of violence

Latin America

Millions heed anti-Maduro strike in Venezuela

The 24-hour strike was meant as an expression of national disapproval of Maduro's plan to reshape the political system.

Millions heed anti-Maduro strike in Venezuela

Middle East

Qatar's Emir orders change to law combating 'terrorism'

Decree defining terms such as 'terrorist acts' follows a deal between Qatar and US to fight 'terrorism financing'.

Qatar's Emir orders change to law combating 'terrorism'

Middle East

Riot police fill Moroccan city amid protest call

Riot police in al-Hoceima fire tear gas to scatter hundreds of protesters who defied a ban to march against 'injustice'.

Police use tear gas to halt Morocco 'million-man march'

Middle East

Pro-Assad forces lose 28 men in ambush in Syria

Firefight in village east of Damascus comes as clashes between two anti-government factions continue in Idlib province.

Deadly ambush near Damascus hits pro-Assad forces