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Syria war: Rebels ‘withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib buffer zone’

Syria war: Rebels ‘withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib buffer zone’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Nur al-Din al-Zinki faction said it was withdrawing its heavy weapons on Saturday Syrian rebel fighters are reported to have withdrawn their heavy weapons from the frontlines around Idlib province. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said rockets, mortars and missiles had been removed in line with a deal to […]

After 70 years, who are the Palestinian refugees?

Donald Trump says he has a peace plan that will solve the Arab-Israeli conflict for good, he calls it the “deal of the century”. But Palestinian refugees living in neighbouring countries fear they are not going to be part of it – particularly those in Lebanon. With restricted work and property rights, there are few […]

Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

Image copyright IDF Image caption Israel’s prime minister said security forces would soon bring the killer to justice Israeli security forces are searching for a Palestinian suspected of killing two Israelis and wounding a third in the occupied West Bank on Sunday. Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, were shot dead at a […]

Nobel Peace Prize for Yazidi Nadia Murad

Nobel Peace Prize for Yazidi Nadia Murad

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2014, Ms Murad became the face of a campaign to free the Yazidi people The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to campaigners against rape in warfare Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said the pair were “crucial” in fighting the crimes. […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Washington Post blanks out missing Saudi writer’s column

Jamal Khashoggi: Washington Post blanks out missing Saudi writer’s column

Image copyright Washington Post Image caption The blank column appears online and in the print edition The Washington Post has printed a blank column in support of its missing Saudi contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi – a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – has not been seen since visiting the Saudi consulate […]

US to end Treaty of Amity with Iran after ICJ ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pompeo said the decision was long overdue The US will pull out of a decades-old treaty with Iran which was used by Tehran as a basis for a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Iran took the US to court after […]

International Court of Justice orders US to ease Iran sanctions

Image copyright EPA Image caption The ICJ is the main judicial organ of the United Nations The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered the US to ease sanctions it re-imposed on Iran after abandoning a nuclear deal in May. Judges ruled that the US had to remove “any impediments” to the export of humanitarian […]

France blames Iran for foiled Paris bomb plot

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rally in Paris brought together opponents of the Iranian government French officials say Iran’s ministry of intelligence was behind a plot to bomb a rally of Iranian opposition groups in Paris in June. In a statement, the French government said it had frozen the assets of two senior Iranian […]

Syrian Hassan al-Kontar removed from Malaysia airport after months

Image copyright Joshua Paul Image caption Hassan al-Kontar was a regular sight at Malaysia’s KLIA2 airport A Syrian man who spent nearly seven months living in a Malaysian airport has been removed and placed in police custody, officials say. Hassan al-Kontar’s situation made headlines earlier this year after it emerged that he had been living […]

Iran fires missiles at militants in Syria over Ahvaz attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Revolutionary Guards said the missiles travelled a distance of 570km (354 miles) Iran’s Revolutionary Guards say they have fired missiles at eastern Syria targeting the ringleaders of the deadly attack on a military parade in Ahvaz. A statement said “many terrorists” were killed or injured in the strikes. Iranian […]