Protesters gathered in Amman on Friday to condemn Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. US President Donald Trump’s December 6 announcement that he would break with decades of American policy and move his embassy to Jerusalem has stirred international condemnation, as well as protests across the Palestinian territories and Arab world.
The decision by US President Donald Trump to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel is a “bomb” thrown at the entire Middle East, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A look back at some of the best images from North America over 2017.
The’Junts per Catalonia’ (All for Catalonia) grouping holds a campaign rally in Barcelona as Catalonia heads into the final stretch before crux elections on December 21, aimed at replacing or reinstating deposed separatist leaders, whose secession bid plunged Spain into its worst political crisis in decades. The Junts per Catalonia candidate and deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont fled to Belgium in October to avoid charges of rebellion, sedition and misusing public money in relation to Catalonia’s independence drive. IMAGES
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opens the country’s first driverless metro line, an eagerly awaited project expected to relieve congestion in a traffic-choked area of Istanbul.
A look back at the best of entertainment and celebrity images in 2017.
Bootmakers, hatmakers, designers… these are just some of the hands – and brains – behind the larger-than-life costumes we see on stage. At Paris’s Moulin Rouge, everything from the shoes to the embroidery is done inhouse. But perhaps the most essential of the crafts is also the rarest – the feather work.
The United States will keep its channels of communication open with North Korea even as it maintains pressure on Pyongyang to halt its nuclear and missile tests, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expresses deep concern by “the risk of military confrontation” on the Korean peninsula and describes the situation there as “the most tense and dangerous peace and security issue in the world.”
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Palestinians demonstrated in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound and in the Old City after Friday prayers, as elsewhere in the world and Palestinian territories tens of thousands took part in fresh protests against Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Dutch military police on Friday opened fire on a man armed with a knife at Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol airport. IMAGES
US President Donald Trump criticizes Russia for not doing enough to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program.