Marwan Awartani is sworn in as Minister of Education in the new Palestinian government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. Agence France-Presse
Israeli troops shot and wounded seven Palestinians on the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, the day before a mass rally called to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in which around 200 Palestinians have been killed.
The Israeli military said troops opened fire after Palestinians threw rocks and explosives at them during an operation southeast of the city of Ramallah.
A Palestinian was killed during a clash with Israeli forces near occupied Jerusalem overnight, the Palestinian health ministry and residents said on Tuesday.
Hospital sources also said Japanese citizens were among those injured by the bombs which ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services.
Paris prosecutors have launched an investigation after French anti-government protesters in the latest of a series of demonstrations shouted slogans mocking police over a spate of recent suicides in the force, judicial sources said on Sunday.
'Terrorists are those who betray worshippers in their places of worship, plant fear in their hearts and try to ignite religious conflicts in societies'
The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, adopted the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 during its meeting at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.