Israeli killed in West Bank car-ramming attack

Israeli killed in West Bank car-ramming attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Witnesses told Israeli media that the car accelerated towards a bus stop An Israeli soldier has been killed and another Israeli hurt in a Palestinian car-ramming attack in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military says. The military said the driver was taken into custody after the incident near the […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Trump condemns ‘affront to humanity’

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Trump condemns ‘affront to humanity’

Media captionTrump: Syria attack ‘crossed a lot of lines for me’ US President Donald Trump has condemned the killing of dozens of civilians in northern Syria in an apparent chemical weapons attack by Syria’s air force. It was an “affront to humanity”, he said, adding: “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies… that […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia faces fury at UN Security Council

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia faces fury at UN Security Council

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack Russia has been sharply criticised by other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria. Moscow’s suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia clashes with West at UN

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia clashes with West at UN

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack Russia has clashed with other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York on the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria. Moscow’s suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely rejected. The […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia rebel weapons claim rejected

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia rebel weapons claim rejected

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack Russian claims that a release of chemicals that killed and injured dozens of civilians in northern Syria came from rebel weapons on the ground have been rejected. Britain’s foreign secretary, a rebel commander and a weapons expert all said the […]

Iraqi civilians killed as IS militants attack Tikrit

Iraqi civilians killed as IS militants attack Tikrit

More than 30 people have been killed in an overnight attack by Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. A police source told the BBC that the militants targeted officers in the central Zuhur district, and then opened fire randomly at civilians nearby. At least two of them detonated suicide belts during clashes […]

Syria civil war: UN calls emergency talks after ‘gas attack’

Syria civil war: UN calls emergency talks after ‘gas attack’

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack The UN Security Council is to hold emergency talks after an alleged chemical attack in Syria left dozens of civilians dead and wounded. The release of chemicals in a rebel-held town in Idlib province brought furious international reaction. Officials in […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’ down to Assad, US says

Syria ‘chemical attack’ down to Assad, US says

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack The White House says it is “confident” Bashar al-Assad’s government was behind an apparent chemical attack that killed at least 58 people in north-west Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government […]

Spanish raids seize Assad uncle’s assets in corruption inquiry

Spanish raids seize Assad uncle’s assets in corruption inquiry

Image caption Rifaat al-Assad has been in exile since 1984 Spain has ordered properties to be seized and bank accounts frozen in a money laundering investigation linked to the family of Rifaat al-Assad. Judiciary officials said that the uncle of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was handed $300m of public money when he was sent into […]

Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills dozens

Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills dozens

Image copyright EMC Image caption A pro-opposition news site posted photos of people being treated after the attack At least 35 people have been killed and 60 wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan […]