Thu Aug 24, 2017 08:07AM
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These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

World Mosque Day

The World Mosque Day marks the 1969 arson attack on the Al-Aqsa mosque, in Jerusalem al-Quds. On 21 August that year, an Australian settler set fire to the mosque. The arson attack was said to be coordinated with Israeli officials and military forces. The blaze consumed the southeastern wing of al-Aqsa. The World mosque day has now turned into an annual occasion when Muslims around the world highlight the importance of the al-Aqsa mosque which is the third holiest site in Islam.

Gitmo to stay 

It’s been described as another feature of President Trump’s brazen attempts to confront rights groups and civil liberty unions.  The administration of Trump is mulling plans to expand the use of Guantanamo prison. President Trump was expected to sign the plan three weeks ago but that plan was put on hold after Trump fired his chief of staff Reince Priebus. The details are still sketchy but reports say at least three plans have been presented to president Trump. The first one, which is likely to be endorsed by Trump, would reverse Barack Obama’s order to close the prison and make it clear that Guantanamo would stay open indefinitely