Muslims protest against metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine

Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces outside Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday as tensions mounted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site and prompted police to restrict access for Muslim prayers. The unrest came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram

French press review 21 July 2017

Le Parisien offers extensive coverage of a “high risk “visit the President made to an air force base in Istres, on Thursday where it claims that Macron “struggled to regain the trust of the military”. According to the paper, he was quick to reassure the armed forces pledging to raise defence spending to 34, 2

Baby boom in Colombia’s Farc rebel army

A Farc guerrilla couple takes care of a baby at their camp in Pondores, La Guajira department, Colombia on 3 April, 2017 Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP Podcast Download this edition After Latin America’s oldest guerrilla group the Farc handed in their weapons in June, Colombia’s main rebel group are a step closer to civilian life. But peace

France approves wolf cull to save sheep

Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year — mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers say that electric fences and fearsome dogs are powerless in the face of the predators and are demanding greater culls. The government gave the green light for the slaughter