Trump and Rouhani trade angry threats

Trump and Rouhani trade angry threats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iran limited its sensitive nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have traded hostile warnings, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Mr Trump tweeted that Iran “will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered […]

Israelis demand equal gay surrogacy rights

Israelis demand equal gay surrogacy rights

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters gathered in Tel Aviv’s central Rabin Square Tens of thousands of Israeli protesters have rallied in Tel Aviv against a law denying surrogacy to gay couples and single fathers. Demonstrators held their gathering in the central Rabin Square, and at one point briefly blocked a major motorway. At least […]

Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

Media captionMembers of Syria’s civil defence group, the White Helmets, have been evacuated by Israel Israel says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in south-western Syria. Some 422 volunteers and family members were taken to Jordan via the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights overnight. […]

Syria conflict: Israel evacuates White Helmets

Syria conflict: Israel evacuates White Helmets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Members of the White Helmets operating in Aleppo in northern Syria Israel says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in south-western Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they had acted on a request from the US […]

Israel launches Gaza strikes as soldier dies from gunshot

Israel launches Gaza strikes as soldier dies from gunshot

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fireball rises from Gaza city following an Israeli air strike on Friday Israel has launched a wave of attacks on military targets in the Gaza Strip, after its soldiers came under gunfire at the border. The Israeli military announced that one soldier had died from his wounds, the first […]

Syria conflict: Rebels begin to leave Quneitra, with army set to take over

Syria conflict: Rebels begin to leave Quneitra, with army set to take over

Image copyright EPA Image caption The deal comes a day after two besieged pro-government towns were evacuated Evacuations have begun from Syria’s Quneitra province, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, under a deal between rebels and the government. Under the deal, agreed on Thursday, fighters and any civilians who choose to leave will travel to […]

Egypt sarcophagus: Mystery black tomb opened in Alexandria

Egypt sarcophagus: Mystery black tomb opened in Alexandria

Image copyright EPA Image caption Experts wore face masks to open the sarcophagus, which released a terrible smell Three weeks ago, archaeologists in Egypt found a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, untouched for 2,000 years – and fleet-footed rumour quickly got to work. Could it contain the remains of ancient Greek leader Alexander the […]

Berlin police seize Lebanese clan’s property empire

Berlin police seize Lebanese clan’s property empire

Image copyright AFP Image caption The stolen “Big Maple Leaf” in 2010: One of six such Canadian coins Police have seized 77 Berlin properties owned by a Lebanese family suspected of mafia-style crimes, including the theft of a giant gold coin. Three clan members were detained over the coin heist. The Canadian “Big Maple Leaf” […]

Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill

Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Netanyahu said the bill’s passing was a “defining moment” Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also […]

Israel approves controversial ‘Jewish nation state’ law

Israel approves controversial ‘Jewish nation state’ law

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Netanyahu said the bill’s passing was a “defining moment” Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also […]

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