In a landmark ruling on Monday the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has seemingly allowed Jews to pray on Temple Mount – a highly divisive issue that was one of the catalysts for the Second Palestinian Intifada.
Russia and Egypt have agreed to hold a joint naval drill in the Mediterranean and to carry out joint anti-terrorist exercises, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement following talks between ministers of the two countries.
The leader of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen accepted an offer from pop star Madonna to have a drink to discuss her vision of human rights. The gesture comes after Madonna described Le Pen’s party as "fascist."
A spectacular Mordor-style eruption has hit the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile, spewing ash and lava up to 3 kilometers into the night sky and forcing the evacuation of nearby towns and villages.
An Indian man sentenced to death for his part in a gang rape and killing a woman in New Delhi says they would have let her live if she hadn’t fought back. Mukesh Singh aired his views in a documentary: "She should just be silent and allow the rape."
A US State Department deputy spokesperson urged European partners to restrain from doing business with Russia because of the developments in Ukraine. The US statement comes in response to new agreements recently signed between Russia and Cyprus.
Police officers in the Russian city of Kaliningrad are hunting what has been described as a crematorium on wheels. A funeral business has been using a trailer with the cremation chamber inside despite the ban, local media report.
Palestinians in the West Bank have begun boycotting Israeli goods. They recently dumped a truckload of milk and yogurt in Ramallah’s main square. They are shunning the products after Israel stopped giving the Palestinian government vital tax revenues.
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans may face premature death in the next two decades because of toxic air, a new major report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned. In 2011 alone, about 430,000 people died prematurely from air pollution.
Russia’s communications minister has reportedly called for sectoral sanctions against French-based communication companies in reply to the scuttled delivery of Mistral warships. Space-related entities are likely to suffer the most.
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook still plans to build drones to get the world online – just don’t expect to see them operational anytime soon. His pet project, Internet.org, isn’t universally liked, with critics saying it’s a Facebook marketing tool.