Protests in Jerusalem over mosque closure
Clashes erupted at Qalandiya checkpoint after Palestinian activists took to the streets to protest over the closure of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound.
At the checkpoint, a flashpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah, dozens of Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli forces, who responded by firing tear gas and stun grenades.
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The presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Monday officially opened a new railroad that will link the oil-rich former Soviet republic with Afghanistan.