May 14, 2018

When Trump ‘makes a promise, he keeps it,’ Kushner says as Jerusalem embassy opens amid protests

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- The U.S. Monday opened its new embassy in Jerusalem amid massive protests by Palestinians. The move comes five months after President Donald Trump made his blockbuster announcement in December that the U.S. embassy would shift from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The new diplomatic office, in what was an existing U.S. consular building, was opened in a ceremony led by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and attended by Israeli and American officials...
May 14, 2018

Death toll in massive Palestinian protests climbs to at least 37, bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014 war

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At least 41 people have been killed by the Israeli military and more than 1,700 injured in Palestinian protests today along the Gaza border as the U.S. officially moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. The deaths, most from gunfire by Israeli military forces, came as Palestinians amassed at the border in far greater numbers than in other recent demonstrations there. The crowds had swelled to tens of thousands by the tim..
May 14, 2018

Indonesia bombings that killed 8 in churches continue for 2nd day

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images(SURABAYA, Indonesia) -- A day after at least 8 people were killed in suicide bombings in churches in Indonesia, suspected militants attacked a police headquarters in the same city of Surabaya, the country's second largest. Police believe six members of one family carried out Sunday’s deadly, back-to-back bombings that targeted three churches ahead of Sunday Mass. Monday’s attack on the police station involved a group of suicide bombers on two motorcycles who were..
May 14, 2018

16 dead, hundreds injured as Palestinians protest opening of US Embassy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At least 16 people were killed and hundreds more injured as Palestinian protests over the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem ramped up on Monday. Crowds in Gaza had swelled to estimates of about 30,000 by 2:30 p.m., hours before the U.S. Embassy was officially slated to officially open. Protests in the previous days had tended to increase after the 2:30 p.m. call to prayer. Protesters were already gathering on the Gaza fence by 1 p.m. Estimates from journalists o..