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Russian anger over UK Syria protest call

Russian anger over UK Syria protest call

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson said those behind the attacks should face trial for war crimes Russia has condemned Boris Johnson’s call for demonstrations outside its London embassy as “shameful”. The foreign secretary said on Tuesday that he would “like to see” a protest against bombings of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which […]

Syria conflict: Heavy air strikes resume on Aleppo

Syria conflict: Heavy air strikes resume on Aleppo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There are fears that eastern Aleppo could face total destruction within months Russian planes have resumed air strikes on rebel-held districts in the city of Aleppo, in what activists say is the heaviest bombardment in days. At least 25 people are reported to have died, including children. The bombardment follows […]

Syria conflict: Russia’s Putin halts France visit amid row

Syria conflict: Russia’s Putin halts France visit amid row

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin was due to visit Paris later this month Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to France amid a row over Syria. He had been due to meet French President Francois Hollande and open a new Orthodox church later this month. But after France’s government […]

Syria conflict: Russia’s Putin halts France visit amid row

Syria conflict: Russia’s Putin halts France visit amid row

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin was due to visit Paris later this month Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to France amid a row over Syria. He had been due to meet French President Francois Hollande and open a new Orthodox church later this month. But after France’s government […]

Yemen conflict: ‘Saudi-led coalition plane’ hit funeral

Yemen conflict: ‘Saudi-led coalition plane’ hit funeral

Image copyright AP Image caption The attack hit a packed funeral hall, wounding more than 500 people Saudi Arabia has privately accepted that one of its coalition planes bombed a funeral in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the BBC has learned. At least 140 people were killed, most of them civilians, in one of […]

Girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children

Girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India is one of the countries with a high number of child marriages, the report says One girl under the age of 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a new report by Save the Children. The study says girls as young as 10 are forced to marry […]

Yemen conflict: ‘Saudi-led coalition plane’ hit funeral

Yemen conflict: ‘Saudi-led coalition plane’ hit funeral

Image copyright AP Image caption The attack hit a packed funeral hall, wounding more than 500 people Saudi Arabia has privately accepted that one of its coalition planes bombed a funeral in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the BBC has learned. At least 140 people were killed, most of them civilians, in one of […]

Yemen conflict: US ‘could be implicated in war crimes’

Yemen conflict: US ‘could be implicated in war crimes’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US is reviewing its support for the Saudi-led coalition after Saturday’s attack on a funeral The US government is concerned it could be implicated in potential war crimes in Yemen because of its support for a Saudi-led coalition air campaign. Official documents obtained by Reuters news agency show government […]

Yemen conflict: US ‘could be implicated in war crimes’

Yemen conflict: US ‘could be implicated in war crimes’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US is reviewing its support for the Saudi-led coalition after Saturday’s attack on a funeral The US government is concerned it could be implicated in potential war crimes in Yemen because of its support for a Saudi-led coalition air campaign. Official documents obtained by Reuters news agency show government […]

Germany manhunt: ‘IS link’ to bomb suspect Al-Bakr – police

Germany manhunt: ‘IS link’ to bomb suspect Al-Bakr – police

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Police released pictures of the suspect after Saturday’s raid German police say a Syrian man arrested after a two-day manhunt probably had links to so-called Islamic State (IS). Jaber al-Bakr, who arrived in Germany as a refugee, was detained in a flat in the eastern city of Leipzig early […]