AMMAN, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- The government of Jordan on Friday condemned Israel for its closure of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which forced Muslim worshippers and Awqaf staff out of the holy shrine, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Mexican president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced Friday that he will submit two proposals for a "binding" consultation on the future of the New International Airport for Mexico City (NAIM), Xinhua news agency reported.
ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- The leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Friday sailed through the National Assembly and secured 176 votes, against 96 of Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz.
ZAGREB, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Two Spanish nationals were taken into police custody in Istria after they were intercepted by the local police while trying to transport 13 migrants through Croatia to Slovenia in the night between Thursday and Friday, reported Croatian news agency HINA.
ISTANBUL, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Turkey's Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that his country would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting that its banks were healthy and signalling it could ride out a row with the United States, Macedonian Information Agency (MIA) reported, quoting Reuters.
TEL AVIV, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Israeli police are interrogating Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu in his official residence in Jerusalem as part of the Bezeq corruption probe, also known as Case 4,000, reported Italian news agency ANSAmed.
By Shakir Husain
NEW DELHI, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- India is paying homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of the country's most famous politicians, lifelong bachelor, and a soft face of the hardline Hindutva ideology.