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Israeli police killed in attack near Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police killed in attack near Jerusalem holy site

Media captionThe attackers were shot dead after being pursued into the sacred compound Two Israeli policemen have been killed and a third wounded in a shooting attack near a sacred site in Jerusalem. They were shot by three Israeli Arabs close to the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as […]

Egypt Hurghada stabbing: Two Germans killed at Red Sea resort

Egypt Hurghada stabbing: Two Germans killed at Red Sea resort

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hurghada is a popular resort renowned for its scuba diving Two German tourists have been killed in stabbings at a hotel beach in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egyptian officials say. At least four other people were injured and a man has been arrested. The suspect is being […]

How Green Burger has provoked online reaction in Egypt

How Green Burger has provoked online reaction in Egypt

Image caption In Egypt falafel is also becoming known as “green burger” There has been much consternation on Egyptian Twitter over the use of the English-language term “green burger” to refer to falafel. A wave of ridicule spread over Twitter about the new name. Users have pointed the finger at “high class” people, accusing them […]

Iraq ‘investigating Mosul cliff killing video’

Iraq ‘investigating Mosul cliff killing video’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Human Rights Watch said it had verified the location where the video was filmed The Iraqi government has said it is investigating a video seemingly showing troops killing suspected Islamic State militants detained in the Mosul area. In the footage, men wearing uniform throw an unarmed man over a cliff. […]

Qatar Airways CEO sorry for calling US air hostesses ‘grandmothers’

Qatar Airways CEO sorry for calling US air hostesses ‘grandmothers’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Akbar Al Baker boasted that the average age of his company’s cabin crew was “only 26” The chief executive of Qatar Airways has apologised for comments he made about flight attendants that were condemned as both sexist and ageist. In a speech at a dinner in Ireland last week, Akbar […]

Radiohead on Israel gig: "Playing a country isn’t the same as endorsing its government"

Radiohead on Israel gig: "Playing a country isn’t the same as endorsing its government"

Image copyright Andrew Milligan / PA Image caption The band have played in Israel six times – but not since calls for a cultural boycott were first made in 2005 Thom Yorke has continued to defend Radiohead’s decision to play a concert in Israel. The band have repeatedly been urged to call off the show […]

UAE para-athlete dies in training incident

UAE para-athlete dies in training incident

Abdullah Hayayei was training for the World Para-athletics Championships, which begin in London on Friday Para-athlete Abdullah Hayayei died after a discus cage fell on him during training, his sports federation says. Hayayei, a United Arab Emirates thrower in the F34 class, was training at Newham Leisure Centre for the World Para-athletics Championships in London. […]

Saudi Arabia executes four convicted of terrorism in Qatif

Saudi Arabia executes four convicted of terrorism in Qatif

Saudi Arabia has executed four people who were convicted of carrying out terrorist attacks. The interior ministry did not identify who was killed, but said the offences were committed in the Qatif region of the oil-rich Eastern Province. Qatif has witnessed protests and bouts of violent unrest in recent years. It is home to many […]

Briton Luke Rutter killed fighting IS in Syria

Briton Luke Rutter killed fighting IS in Syria

Image copyright YPG MEDIA A 22-year-old British man has been killed fighting against so-called Islamic State in northern Syria, Kurdish fighters have said. Luke Rutter, of Birkenhead, Merseyside, was killed on 6 July in a neighbourhood south of Raqqa, they said. In a statement, the Kurdish YPG fighters said he had been killed “during the […]

Mosul: Clashes continue as troops target IS ‘holdouts’

Mosul: Clashes continue as troops target IS ‘holdouts’

Image caption Smoke rose from the Old City of Mosul on Tuesday as helicopters struck IS positions Sporadic clashes have continued in the city of Mosul, despite the Iraqi government’s declaration of victory against so-called Islamic State there. The US-led coalition supporting Iraqi forces said they were rooting out a “handful” of militants in the […]