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Tensions erupt between Jerusalem Jews

Tensions erupt between Jerusalem Jews

A decision to open a municipal car park in Jerusalem on Saturdays, the Sabbath, has caused an outcry from Ultra-Orthodox Jews who say it is an act of desecration.

Secular Jews and entrepreneurs say the conservatives are stifling the city’s businesses.

Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from Jerusalem.

Kyrgyzstan police crack down on Muslims

Human rights groups are accusing the government of Kyrgyzstan of using increasingly brutal tactics against religious groups.

More than 30 people were recently arrested and accused of belonging to an Islamic group, which authorities say is a “terrorist organisation”.

Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Nookat, where tensions are mounting between state and religion.