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Segway tours and electric scooters were banned from the Old City and the seafront, in a move that will be applauded by most citizens.

It was once dubbed the capital of cool, but these days visitors to Barcelona can expect a quite frosty welcome as the city’s love affair with tourism (...)

Palestinian Muslims bow in prayer inside the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, in the old city of Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Rock in the background. File photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Muslim worshippers rushed to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque in chaotic scenes on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 (...)

Israeli security forces remove metal detectors which were recently installed at the holy site. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm(...)

A masked Palestinian stands next to a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Khobar near Ramallah. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palest(...)

Mourners react as they carry the body of Palestinian Mohammad Abu Ghannam during his funeral in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of A-Tur on Friday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

At least three Palestinians were killed and some 200 injured in clashes on Friday as Palestinians protested against the installation of metal detector(...)

Israeli  police secure the area near the scene of the shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday. Photograph:  Ammar Awad/Reuters

Three Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen near one of Jerusalem’s most holy places on Friday and were then killed by security forces,(...)

Members of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service  cheer as they carry an upside-down Islamic State flag, in  Mosul’s Old City. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqis prepared on Sunday to celebrate an expected victory over Islamic State (Isis) in Mosul, as battles continued to rage in the city in the last fe(...)

Jewish women pray at the Western Wall, in Jerusalem’s Old City. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Representatives of Jewish diaspora organisations have reacted furiously after Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu caved in to pressure from ultr(...)

Former Israeli soldier and critic of Israeli policies, Avner Gvaryahu, is a spokesman with Breaking the Silence, a movement of Israeli soldiers opposed to the occupation of Palestinian territories.  Photograph: Quique Kierszenbaum

Israel’s peace camp is a slender shadow of the muscular movement that rose in the early 1980s and celebrated the 1993 Oslo accords, expected, at the t(...)

Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul’s Old City on Sunday, during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State group. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces began storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, in an assault they hope will be the last in the eight-month-old campai(...)

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