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Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Image copyright AFP Image caption Recapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict – for both combatants and civilians Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained […]

Trump’s Jerusalem move: Palestinian protests rage for third day

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ramallah was one of several West Bank sites to see violent protests Palestinians have taken to the streets of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for a third day angry at US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hundreds protested, but numbers were down compared […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionFans lined the streets to bid farewell to the ‘French Elvis’ Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. His coffin was driven in a […]

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hoffman has not commented on the latest allegations A co-star of Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman has accused him of a “horrific, demoralising and abusive experience” while on a 1984 Broadway production. Kathryn Rossetter’s allegation comes a month after author Anna Graham Hunter accused Hoffman of sexual misconduct. Hoffman has not […]

Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

Image copyright EPA Image caption The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from the New Kingdom Archaeologists in Egypt have displayed items, including a mummy, from one of two previously unexplored tombs in the ancient Nile city of Luxor. The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from […]

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

Media captionThe Israeli army fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds as Palestinian protesters burned tyres and threw stones At least 31 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. One person is […]

Turkey’s Erdogan calls for border treaty review in Greece visit

Media captionGreeks react to the rare visit by a Turkish leader The first visit to Greece by a Turkish head of state in 65 years has got off to a tense start, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his host swapping pointed remarks. Mr Erdogan said the 1923 treaty that settled Turkey’s borders after World […]

Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, says Donald Trump

Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, says Donald Trump

Media captionTrump says his Jerusalem decision is in the best interests of peace President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The president said the US […]

Democrats urge Senator Franken to quit amid groping claims

Democrats urge Senator Franken to quit amid groping claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Minnesota senator has faced mounting allegations of sexual misconduct Nearly two dozen Democratic senators have called on US Senator Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct claims. In statements released almost simultaneously on Wednesday, a group of Democratic lawmakers said the embattled Minnesota senator must step down. Mr […]

Person of the Year: Time honours abuse ‘silence breakers’

Person of the Year: Time honours abuse ‘silence breakers’

Image copyright Time Image caption Clockwise from top: Actor Ashley Judd, pop singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, corporate lobbyist Adama Iwu and Isabel Pascual, a strawberry-picker from Mexico (not her real name) Time magazine has named “the Silence Breakers” – women and men who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment – […]