Ankara slams Israeli minister’s raid on Haram al-Sharif

Ankara has slammed a raid by Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, accompanied by Israeli security guards, on the Haram Al-Sharif, one of the holiest sites for Muslims.

Calling Ben-Gvir's raid on the Haram Al-Sharif a violation of international law in a written statement on May 21, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said it "strongly condemns" the breach.

Rushdie says ‘struggle continues’

British writer Salman Rushdie attended a New York gala on Thursday night in his first public appearance since a knife attack that nearly took his life last year.

The award-winning novelist, a naturalized American who has lived in New York for 20 years, lost sight in one eye after being stabbed on stage in August while speaking at a US arts center.