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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 […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: ‘UK government could do more’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: ‘UK government could do more’

Media captionNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband tells Today he doesn’t think Boris Johnson should resign The UK government “hasn’t done all it could have done” to secure the release of a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran, her husband has said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested during a visit to Iran in April 2016, accused of trying to […]

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Deadly tremor hits border region

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Deadly tremor hits border region

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images 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 214 people and injuring more than 2,800. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon return from Saudi Arabia ‘within days’

Saad Hariri: Lebanon return from Saudi Arabia ‘within days’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hariri’s resignation has sent shockwaves through Lebanon and the region Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will return home “in days” to formally submit his resignation. Mr Hariri spoke to Future TV from Riyadh, his first public remarks since he announced he was stepping down last week. His cabinet […]

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Deadly tremor hits border region

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Deadly tremor hits border region

Image caption Many Baghdad residents left their houses for the streets when the quake struck A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 10 people. At least six people died in western Iran, state media said, with local officials reporting another four dead in Iraq. Many […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Husband fears for her health

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Husband fears for her health

Image copyright PA Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a five-year sentence in Iran Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman being held in Iran, has seen a specialist after finding lumps in her breasts, her husband has said. Richard Ratcliffe also expressed concern that his wife appeared to be “on the verge of a nervous breakdown”. […]

Iraq: Mass graves discovered near Hawija

Iraq: Mass graves discovered near Hawija

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Iraqi forces inspect the site where they say hundreds of bodies have been buried Mass graves containing at least 400 bodies have been found near Hawija, an Iraqi city that was occupied by Islamic State (IS) fighters until last month. Kirkuk province’s governor, Rakan Said, said they were found […]