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Gaza rocket barrage triggers Israeli air strikes

Gaza rocket barrage triggers Israeli air strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel said its fighter jets struck a number of Hamas military compounds Israeli jets have struck Palestinian militant positions in the Gaza Strip after rockets and mortars were fired into Israel, the Israeli military says. Twenty-five targets linked to the Hamas movement were hit overnight in response to a barrage […]

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

Media captionHaley: Council has been a protector of human rights abusers The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a “cesspool of political bias”. Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN, said it was a “hypocritical” body that “makes a mockery of human rights”. Formed in 2006, the […]

Iraq mall sorry for turning away orphans

Iraq mall sorry for turning away orphans

Image copyright Ruhmaa Benahm Image caption After this group of war orphans were prevented from entering from a luxury mall in Baghdad, the centre offered to pay for the care of 50 children Eid al-Fitr is meant to be a happy time when everyone comes together to share food and festivities at the end of […]

Anger at Dubai Oxford University centre claim

Anger at Dubai Oxford University centre claim

Image copyright Government of Dubai Media Office Image caption The published photo included Dubai’s minister of cabinet affairs and the future, and minister for artificial intelligence The Dubai government’s promotion of an Oxford University research centre that does not exist is “disgraceful”, an MP has said. Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran said a […]

Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UAE said pro-government forces had “destroyed” the Houthis’ defences around the airport Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE’s state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large […]

Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UAE said pro-government forces had “destroyed” the Houthis’ defences around the airport Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE’s state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large […]

Syrian migrant admits anti-Semitic attack

Syrian migrant admits anti-Semitic attack

Media captionFootage shows the attack in the Prenzlauer Berg area of Berlin A migrant from Syria has admitted in court that he attacked an Israeli man wearing a skullcap in Berlin. The 19-year-old man lashed out with his belt at the man in broad daylight in a street in the German capital. The young migrant […]

Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gonen Segev is charged with “assisting an enemy during a time of war” and espionage Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by […]

Syria war: Government blames US for deadly air strike in east

Syria war: Government blames US for deadly air strike in east

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces retook the eastern border town of Albu Kamal in November Syrian state media say US-led coalition aircraft bombed pro-government forces near the border with Iraq on Sunday, leaving a number of people dead. A military source was cited as saying a position near Albu Kamal, in Deir […]

Yemen war: Government troops ‘capture Hudaydah airport’

Yemen war: Government troops ‘capture Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Government forces have said they will not attack the port of Hudaydah Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition say they have captured the airport of the main port city of Hudaydah from Houthi rebels. The military said engineers were now checking the surrounding area for mines. The Houthis have […]

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