Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption An empty bus in a kibbutz was set ablaze after being hit and an Israeli seriously wounded Violence has flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, a day after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed during an undercover Israeli operation in Gaza. Militants fired 200 rockets and […]

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Canadian intelligence ‘has heard tape’

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Canadian intelligence ‘has heard tape’

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Canadian intelligence has heard an audio recording of the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed. “Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share,” he said. Mr Trudeau is the first Western leader […]

Israelis kill Hamas commander in undercover Gaza raid

Israelis kill Hamas commander in undercover Gaza raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel carried out air strikes when the firefight erupted Seven Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, have been killed during an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say. An Israeli soldier was also killed and another wounded, the Israeli military said, in an ensuing firefight. Palestinians said an […]

Israelis ‘kill Hamas commander’ in Gaza exchange of fire

Israelis ‘kill Hamas commander’ in Gaza exchange of fire

Six people including a local Hamas commander have been killed during an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say. They said the clashes took place east of Khan Younis, in the south of the territory. Israel’s military confirmed that there had been an exchange of fire “during operational activity” and said all its […]

Jordan flash floods: Eleven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra

Jordan flash floods: Eleven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra

Media captionVideo shows the moment flood waters pour into Petra Flash floods in Jordan have killed 11 people and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman. Downpours also […]

Jordan flash floods: Seven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra

Jordan flash floods: Seven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra

Image copyright EPA Image caption A deluge in Madaba swept away vehicles and damaged roads Flash floods in Jordan have killed at least seven people and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, […]

Syria war: Army frees 19 IS hostages – state media

Syria war: Army frees 19 IS hostages – state media

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Syria’s state media have released pictures of what they say are the released hostages The Syrian army has freed 19 women and children held hostage since July by so-called Islamic State, state media say. They say the captives were rescued when troops launched an operation north-east of the desert […]

Yemen war: Battle for vital port of Hudaydah intensifies

Yemen war: Battle for vital port of Hudaydah intensifies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-government forces have made limited advances on the outskirts of Hudaydah The battle for the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah has intensified, as government forces backed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes advance on rebel positions. More than 150 people are reported to have been killed since troops and militiamen stepped […]

Iran sanctions: US vows ‘relentless’ pressure as sanctions resume

Iran sanctions: US vows ‘relentless’ pressure as sanctions resume

Image copyright EPA Image caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed a press conference after the sanctions were reimposed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the US will exert “relentless” pressure on Iran unless it changes its “revolutionary course”. His comments came hours after the Trump […]

Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life in prison

Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life in prison

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sheikh Ali Salman, pictured in 2014, has been in prison since 2015 Bahrain’s opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. The ruling comes just months after the Bahraini High Court of First Tier acquitted […]

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