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Israeli forces yesterday arrested a Palestinian teenager following a raid on a school for orphans in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Seventeen-year-old Maaz Khalil was arrested after the school was raided for the fifth time in ten days. He had been interrogated after being accused of throwing stones at occupation forces.

The school’s administrative board evacuated the school before the end of the day to prevent any clashes with Israeli forces, sources said.

On Monday, Israeli...

Israel has suspended cooperation with UNESCO a day after the UN cultural body passed a resolution that sharply criticised Israeli policies around al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while supposedly rejecting Jewish ties to the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem.

The resolution condemned Israel for restricting Muslims access to the site, and for aggression by police and soldiers. It also recognised Israel as the occupying power.

"This is an important message to Israel that it must end...

A police officer shot and killed a 66-year-old woman in New York after she allegedly attacked him with a baseball bat.

The officer who fired his weapon, identified as sergeant Hugh Barry, responded to a call about an "emotionally disturbed" woman acting "irrationally" at her apartment in the Castle Hill neighbourhood in the Bronx.

Mr Barry found the woman, Deborah Danner, alone and unclothed in a bedroom, holding a pair of scissors.

He reportedly persuaded Danner to drop...

A center for homeless people due to open in one of the richest districts of Paris in late October has been hit by an apparent arson attack, authorities said. The center faced strong objections from locals who feared that it would host asylum seekers.

The incident took place near the Bois de Boulogne forest in 16th district of Paris on Monday morning, the authorities confirmed.

“Shame on those who have been engaged in this outrageous act,” said Ian Brossat, the official in...

g-banished German words and phrases linked to the country's Nazi past have been revived by far-right politicians railing against the refugee influx, sparking comparisons to the 1930s.

The re-emergence of formerly taboo words has prompted some historians to draw parallels with the rhetoric used in the final, turbulent years of the Weimar Republic, the fledgling democracy that gave way to Adolf Hitler's dictatorship.

For more than a year, the Islamophobic Pegida street movement...