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Syria conflict: Aleppo ‘chlorine gas attack’ investigated

Media captionDistressing scenes inside an Aleppo hospital following the apparent chlorine attack The UN is investigating evidence of a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held area of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rebels said the attack – which reportedly left four people dead and many injured – was carried out by government forces using chlorine […]

Conjoined twins moved to Damascus

Conjoined twins moved to Damascus

Image copyright Syrian Arab Red Crescent A mother has given birth to conjoined twins in a part of Syria that has seen some of the war’s heaviest fighting. Nawras and Moaz, who are joined at the chest with protruding intestines, were born in the city of Douma in July. They have now been safely transferred […]

Rio Olympics 2016: "That’s not what the Olympics are about" – Judo player refuses to shake hands

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘That’s not what the Olympics are about’ Judo player refuses to shake hands Egyptian Islam El Shehaby refused to shake the hand of Israeli opponent Os Sasson after losing in the men’s judo at the Rio Olympics. El Shebaby was roundly booed by the crowd his act […]

Germany ‘was warned about Ansbach suicide bomber’

Germany ‘was warned about Ansbach suicide bomber’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fifteen people were wounded when Mohamed Daleel blew himself up in Ansbach Germany was warned in advance that a Syrian who blew himself up last month might carry out a “spectacular” suicide attempt if it tried to deport him, BBC Newsnight has learned. Mohammed Daleel was due to be deported […]

Palestinian authorities investigate mosque music mix-up

Palestinian authorities investigate mosque music mix-up

Image copyright AP Image caption Several mosques in Nablus, the West Bank, played the wrong recording Palestinian religious authorities are investigating how several mosques in the West Bank city of Nablus played music instead of the call to prayer. Worshippers on Thursday had expected to hear the familiar voice of the muezzin. Instead they were […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo ‘chlorine gas attack’ investigated

Media captionDistressing scenes inside an Aleppo hospital following the apparent chlorine attack The UN is investigating evidence of a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held area of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rebels said the attack – which reportedly left four people dead and many injured – was carried out by government forces using chlorine […]

Syria conflict: ‘Russian air strikes’ cut water supply to IS capital Raqqa

Syria conflict: ‘Russian air strikes’ cut water supply to IS capital Raqqa

Image copyright RBSS Image caption Anti-IS activists posted what they said was a photo showing smoke over Raqqa after the strikes Air strikes on so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa have cut the city’s water supply, with 20 civilians reported dead. The anti-IS group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said a water pumping station […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo ‘chlorine gas attack’ investigated

Media captionDistressing scenes inside an Aleppo hospital following the apparent chlorine attack The UN is investigating evidence of a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held area of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rebels said the attack – which reportedly left four people dead and many injured – was carried out by government forces using chlorine […]

Syria conflict: ‘Russian air strikes’ cut water supply to IS capital Raqqa

Syria conflict: ‘Russian air strikes’ cut water supply to IS capital Raqqa

Image copyright RBSS Image caption Anti-IS activists posted what they said was a photo showing smoke over Raqqa after the strikes Air strikes on so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa have cut the city’s water supply, with 20 civilians reported dead. The anti-IS group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said a water pumping station […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo ‘chlorine gas attack’ investigated

Media captionDistressing scenes inside an Aleppo hospital following the apparent chlorine attack The UN is investigating evidence of a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held area of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rebels said the attack – which reportedly left four people dead and many injured – was carried out by government forces using chlorine […]