JERUSALEM — The killing of a Palestinian suspected of shooting a Jewish activist sparked rioting and a fresh outburst of heated rhetoric Thursday in Jerusalem, as the Temple Mount and Al Aqsa Mosque compound was closed to worshipers and visitors until further notice.
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A spate of terrorist attacks in Canada and New York City last week appears to have been inspired by calls from Islamic State and other militants to launch lone-wolf attacks that could signal the rise of a kind of DIY terrorism, sowing fear on a smaller but more pervasive scale.
JERUSALEM — Israel on Thursday closed a flashpoint Muslim-Jewish holy site in Jerusalem, fearing an escalation in violence in the city after a Palestinian suspect tried to assassinate a far-right Jewish activist, and was himself killed by police hours later.
KIEV, Ukraine — As temperatures have dropped below freezing in Ukraine and relations with Russia have come under new strains, energy officials from the two former Soviet republics were meeting in Brussels on Wednesday for a last-ditch attempt to negotiate a resumption of Russian natural gas deliveries for the winter.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Lausanne, Switzerland, is known for its fine restaurants, terraced vineyards, graceful streets that spill down the mountainside to Lake Geneva — and, starting Oct. 31, the willingness of at least some citizens to be injected with a piece of the Ebola virus.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the 32-year-old gunman believed to have killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed the country’s Parliament on Wednesday, reportedly had a lengthy criminal record and drug problems.
WASHINGTON—The White House National Security Council announced late Thursday that it was transferring a terrorism detainee from Afghanistan into U.S. law enforcement custody to face federal charges in this country in a civilian court.
WASHINGTON — Islamic State still generates tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit income despite a U.S.-led effort to cut the financing streams that have helped turn the once-obscure militant group into a terrorist organization unlike any previously seen, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Thursday.
IGUALA, Mexico — In what some critics believe is a political miscalculation, President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government has mustered only tepid action to resolve the case of 43 missing student teachers who disappeared nearly a month ago, hoping the scandal will blow over.
OTTAWA, Canada — Canadian police confirmed Thursday that a single gunman was involved in a shooting rampage at the Canadian Parliament and a nearby war memorial that left one soldier dead and parts of the city under lockdown for hours.