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UK mulls protection for Briton held in Iran

UK mulls protection for Briton held in Iran

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Richard Ratcliffe told a press conference he raised the issue of diplomatic protection for his wife The Foreign Office is still considering whether it will give diplomatic protection to a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held by Tehran since April 2016 after being accused of […]

Egypt singer faces trial for ‘provocative’ Nile remarks

Egypt singer faces trial for ‘provocative’ Nile remarks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sherine Abdel Wahab issued a statement apologising for her “foolish joke” at the concert A famous Egyptian singer faces trial for “spreading provocative publicity” after she suggested that drinking from the River Nile could make someone ill. A lawsuit was filed after video emerged showing Sherine Abdel Wahab being asked […]

Athlete auctions medal for Iran quake victims

Athlete auctions medal for Iran quake victims

Image copyright Kianoush Rostami / Instagram An Iranian weightlifter has put his Rio 2016 gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of last week’s deadly 7.3-magnitude earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border. Kianoush Rostami, 26, announced the news on his Instagram page. More than 400 people were killed and close to 10,000 […]

Yemen’s industrial-scale prosthetic limb factory

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Iran earthquake survivors plead for help as death toll rises

Iran earthquake survivors plead for help as death toll rises

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Rouhani visited Sarpol-e Zahab on Tuesday – the buildings behind him highlight the difference in damage between privately-built and state-built homes Iranians living outdoors in bitterly cold temperatures after an earthquake are making desperate pleas for help. About 540 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured when the […]

Iran quake survivors seek shelter as death toll rises

Iran quake survivors seek shelter as death toll rises

Media captionMoment Iran-Iraq quake hits Darbandikhan Dam control room Thousands of Iranians have spent a second night outdoors in bitterly cold temperatures after a devastating earthquake hit the west of the country. The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit area in the mountainous province of Kermanshah, where hundreds of homes were destroyed. […]

Syria war: Air strikes on Atareb market ‘kill more than 50’

Syria war: Air strikes on Atareb market ‘kill more than 50’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Atareb is home to thousands of Syrians displaced by their country’s civil war At least 53 people are reported to have been killed in air strikes on a rebel-held town in northern Syria. A market was hit, with video on social media showing widespread destruction. Rubble covers the streets and […]

Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition ‘to reopen some ports’

Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition ‘to reopen some ports’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The UN said a protracted delay in the delivery of food would affect six million vulnerable people A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is to begin reopening some air and sea ports, a week after closing them in response to a missile attack on Riyadh. Ports controlled by Yemen’s government, […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case: Diplomatic protection ‘one option’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case: Diplomatic protection ‘one option’

Media captionNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband tells Today he doesn’t think Boris Johnson should resign Offering a British-Iranian mother in prison in Iran diplomatic protection is “one of the options” being considered in the case, Downing Street has said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested during a visit to Iran in April 2016 and accused of trying to overthrow […]

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit

Image copyright Reuters/Tasnim News Agency Image caption Most of the deaths were reported in Iran’s Kermanshah province A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 348 people and injuring thousands more. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest […]