UK seeks European help over Gulf ships

UK seeks European help over Gulf ships

Media captionJeremy Hunt calls the seizure of the Stena Impero “state piracy” The foreign secretary has repeated his call for the release of a British-flagged ship and its crew detained in the Gulf by the Iranian military. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard captured the Stena Impero and its 23 crew members in the Gulf on Friday. […]

Syria war: Air strikes on town in rebel-held Idlib ‘kill 31’

Syria war: Air strikes on town in rebel-held Idlib ‘kill 31’

Image copyright AFP Image caption One survivor clutched the arms of two people helping him out of the bombed area Air strikes on a market and residential areas in opposition-held north-western Syria have killed at least 31 civilians, rescuers and activists say. Fifty other people were injured when warplanes targeted the town of Maarat al-Numan, […]

Iran tanker seizure: Images of captured British-flagged crew released

Iran tanker seizure: Images of captured British-flagged crew released

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / FARS NEWS / ABED GHASEMI Image caption An Iranian official was photographed speaking to some of the 23 crew members on the Stena Impero Iranian state media has released images of crew members on a British-flagged tanker that was seized in the Gulf. Video footage and a photo appear to […]

Israel razes Palestinian homes ‘built too near barrier’

Israel razes Palestinian homes ‘built too near barrier’

Media captionIsrael pulls down a cluster of Palestinian homes Israel has begun demolishing a cluster of Palestinian homes it says were built illegally too close to the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank. Security forces moved in to Sur Baher, on the edge of East Jerusalem, to tear down buildings said to house 17 […]

Israel demolishes ‘illegal’ homes under Palestinian control

Israel demolishes ‘illegal’ homes under Palestinian control

Image copyright EPA Image caption The buildings are in an area under the control of the Palestinian Authority Israel has begun demolishing a cluster of Palestinian homes it says were built illegally too close to the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank. Hundreds of police and troops moved in to Sur Baher as bulldozers […]

Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation

Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation

Media captionA Royal Navy frigate can be heard warning Iranian armed forces, before the oil tanker is seized A recording has emerged of radio exchanges between a Royal Navy frigate and Iranian armed forces vessels, moments before a UK-flagged oil tanker was seized in the Gulf on Friday. In the recording, an Iranian vessel tells […]

Cairo flights: Lufthansa resumes services but BA cancellations continue

Cairo flights: Lufthansa resumes services but BA cancellations continue

Image copyright @Ael_sheikh Image caption Passengers at London Heathrow were handed letters from BA explaining the suspension of the Cairo flights Lufthansa has resumed flights from Cairo, but British Airways says services will still be cancelled for another six days as a “precaution”. On Saturday BA alerted passengers who were about to board a plane […]

British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Image copyright @Ael_sheikh Image caption Passengers at London Heathrow were handed letters from BA explaining the suspension of the Cairo flights British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security “precaution”. Passengers about to board a BA flight to the city from London’s Heathrow Airport were told […]

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gen Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of US Central Command, visited Saudi Arabia on Thursday The Pentagon has said US troops are being deployed to Saudi Arabia to defend American interests from “emergent credible threats”. The move comes amid heightened tensions with Iran over the safety of shipping lanes in the Gulf. […]

Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving leader

Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Netanyahu still faces a tough fight for his political survival Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, surpassing the record set by the country’s founding father. Mr Netanyahu has led for 4,876 – one day more than Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion. He secured his fifth term […]

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