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Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fire

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fire

Image copyright EPA Image caption An Israeli air strike on Wednesday targeted a Hamas base near Khan Younis Israel has carried out fresh air strikes in the Gaza strip on what it said were military facilities belonging to the Islamist group Hamas. The Israeli military said its aircraft had targeted training camps and weapons storage […]

Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’

Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Several prison buildings and a perimeter wall were heavily damaged in the reported air strike At least 30 people are reported to have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a rebel military police camp in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Most of the dead were said to be detainees at […]

Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the OIC summit venue in Istanbul The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise “the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital”. An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city […]

Aharon Shteinman: Ultra-Orthodox spiritual leader dies in Israel

Aharon Shteinman: Ultra-Orthodox spiritual leader dies in Israel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Followers of Rabbi Aharon Shteinman attended his funeral in Bnei Brak on Tuesday The death has been announced in Israel of one of the leading figures in ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman – who was widely regarded as “Gadol Hador” or “Leader of the Generation” – died in […]

Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’

Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Several prison buildings and a perimeter wall were heavily damaged in the reported air strike At least 30 people are reported to have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a rebel military police camp in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Most of the dead were said to be detainees at […]

Russia’s Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Russia’s Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin announced the move at the Russian Hmeimim airbase in Syria President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during an unannounced visit there on Monday. Mr Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim airbase, […]

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

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

Media caption‘I didn’t fall, they shot me’ 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 to Friday. Earlier, Israel carried out strikes on Gaza in response […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson set for talks in Iran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson set for talks in Iran

Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held in Iran since April 2016 Boris Johnson will raise “grave concerns” over the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe when he arrives in Iran later. The UK foreign secretary will call for the release of the British-Iranian woman, along with other dual nationals. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is […]

Argentina judge seeks arrest of ex-leader Cristina Fernández

Argentina judge seeks arrest of ex-leader Cristina Fernández

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged Argentines to stand up for the rule of law A judge in Argentina says he is seeking the arrest of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over accusations she took part in a political cover-up. Ms Fernández, who governed for eight years from December 2007, […]

Iran sanctions case witness Reza Zarrab says cellmate made death threats

Iran sanctions case witness Reza Zarrab says cellmate made death threats

Image copyright AFP Image caption Reza Zarrab is testifying in a high-profile US Iran sanctions trial A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying in a US trial of a Turkish banker says he has had death threats from another inmate for co-operating. Reza Zarrab is a witness in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, who is accused […]

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