Egyptians protest against President Fattah al-Sisi

Egyptians protest against President Fattah al-Sisi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of protesters filled Tahrir Square, a key site in Egypt’s 2011 revolution Tear gas has been fired to disperse protesters in Egypt, at some of the first demonstrations since President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took power in 2014. Hundreds of Egyptians filled Tahrir Square in Cairo – a key site […]

Israel election: Netanyahu and Gantz compete over leadership

Israel election: Netanyahu and Gantz compete over leadership

Image copyright AFP Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz shook hands at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are jostling over the terms of a unity government, after the country’s second election in a year ended in deadlock. Local media say both men’s parties […]

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: Danger of Mid-East war high, Iraq warns

Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi warns that the danger of war between the US and Saudi Arabia on one side and Iran on the other is high and that such a conflict would spread rapidly. This comes after attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, which the US says were carried out by Iran. Iran […]

The Kurdish massacre survivor’s ‘mission from God’

The Kurdish massacre survivor’s ‘mission from God’

Image copyright Taimour Abdullah Ahmed Image caption Taimour Abdulla Ahmed was the only person to survive the 1988 massacre “I saw my mum getting killed in front of my eyes. I couldn’t protect her. After that I saw two of my sisters getting killed.” Taimour Abdulla Ahmed is thinking back to the evening in May […]

Nabil Karoui: Tunisia candidate to stay in jail

Nabil Karoui: Tunisia candidate to stay in jail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nabil Karoui has reached a run-off in Tunisia’s presidential election despite being in jail A presidential candidate in Tunisia who reached the final stage of the election is set to remain in custody after failing to win an appeal to be freed. Nabil Karoui, 56, was detained last month […]

World Cup 2022: Qatar still failing to protect workers’ rights, says Amnesty International

World Cup 2022: Qatar still failing to protect workers’ rights, says Amnesty International

Qatar has imported hundreds of thousands of construction workers for the 2022 World Cup, with seven new stadiums being constructed specifically for the tournament Workers in Qatar continue to be mistreated despite promises to improve rights ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International says. A new report from the human rights group says thousands […]

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: Weapons debris ‘proves Iran behind them’

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: Weapons debris ‘proves Iran behind them’

Media captionSaudi Arabia says the direction of the strikes showed the missiles could not have come from Yemen Saudi Arabia’s defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that proves Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil facilities. It said 18 drones and seven cruise missiles were […]

Saudi Arabia says weapons debris shows Iran behind oil attacks

Saudi Arabia says weapons debris shows Iran behind oil attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Saudis say the direction of the strikes showed the missiles could not have come from Yemen Saudi Arabia’s defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that prove Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil facilities. It said 18 drones and […]

Israel election: Netanyahu and rival Gantz headed for deadlock

Israel election: Netanyahu and rival Gantz headed for deadlock

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There is no clear route to government for either Benjamin Netanyahu or Benny Gantz No clear winner has emerged from Israel’s election, leaving a question mark over who will be prime minister, partial official results confirm. With just over 60% of votes counted, the party of incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu is […]

Iran banned after ordering Saeid Mollaei to withdraw from World Judo Championships

Iran banned after ordering Saeid Mollaei to withdraw from World Judo Championships

Saeid Mollaei (right) lost in the semi-finals of the World Judo Championships Iran has been banned by the International Judo Federation after it ordered Saeid Mollaei to pull out of the World Championships in Japan. Defending champion Mollaei ignored calls to withdraw from his match against Russia’s Khasan Khalmurzaev to avoid the prospect of facing […]

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