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Syria war: Situation in Eastern Ghouta at ‘critical point’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Food shortages have led to the acute malnutrition rate among children rising to 11.9% The situation in a besieged rebel-held area near Syria’s capital has reached a “critical point”, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned. Scores of civilians have been killed or injured in the Eastern Ghouta […]

Lebanon murder inquiry arrest after UK woman’s death

Image copyright Family handout Police in Lebanon have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a British woman in Beirut. The body of Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the British Embassy in the city, was found by a motorway on Saturday. Police sources said the suspect worked as a taxi driver and Ms […]

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor ‘confessing to spying’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ahmadreza Djalali has previously stated that he is being held as a reprisal for refusing to spy for Iran Iranian state TV has broadcast what it says is the confession of a Sweden-based Iranian national in jail in Iran. The 17-minute programme purports to show 46-year-old Ahmadreza Djalali admitting he […]

Saudi Prince bin Salman ‘was mystery buyer’ of $320m house

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The luxurious mansion was sold in 2015 to a mystery buyer for $300m. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was the mystery buyer of a luxury French house, according to reporting by the New York Times. The newspaper says a paper trail from a 2015 purchase leads back to […]

Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Unknown gunmen have killed the mayor of Libya’s port city Misrata after reportedly chasing his car and kidnapping him. Mayor Mohamad Eshtewi’s body was found dumped in the street not long after returning to the city from an official visit to Turkey. Libya’s third-largest city is reputed to be safer and more stable than most […]

Lebanon murder inquiry arrest after UK woman’s death

Image copyright Family handout Police in Lebanon investigating the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut have arrested a man, a source has said. Rebecca Dykes’s body was found on the side of a motorway on Saturday. She had been strangled, the BBC was told by police sources, who […]

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor ‘confessing to spying’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ahmadreza Djalali has previously stated that he is being held as a reprisal for refusing to spy for Iran Iranian state TV has broadcast what it says is the confession of a Sweden-based Iranian national in jail in Iran. The 17-minute programme purports to show 46-year-old Ahmadreza Djalali admitting he […]

Jerusalem: Palestinians killed in fresh clashes with Israel

Media captionFriday saw a fresh wave of protests over President Trump’s Jerusalem move Three Palestinians have died in Gaza during clashes with Israeli troops near the border, Palestinian officials say. More than 100 were hurt in Gaza and the occupied West Bank amid fresh protests over Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In […]

Egypt: Ancient child burials found near Aswan

Image copyright Gebel al-Silsila Project Image caption The remains of a small child were found along with linen used to mummify the corpse Four intact child burials made more than 3,000 years ago are among a series of recent discoveries near the Egyptian city of Aswan, officials say. One of the burials found by a […]

Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile – US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nikki Haley said the missile fired towards Riyadh had the potential to kill hundreds of civilians The US permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, has accused Iran of supplying Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement with missiles to attack Saudi Arabia. She showed reporters the remnants of a ballistic missile that […]

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