E. coli ’caused Egypt hotel couple’s deaths’

E. coli ’caused Egypt hotel couple’s deaths’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption John and Susan Cooper died while staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple who died after falling ill at a holiday resort in Egypt, the country’s authorities have said. John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, […]

Turkish intelligence ‘captures bombing suspect in Syria’

Turkish intelligence ‘captures bombing suspect in Syria’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish media broadcast “confession” by a man identified as Yusuf Nazik A Turkish intelligence agency has captured in Syria the chief suspect in the 2013 twin bomb attack in the border town of Reyhanli, Turkish media report. State-run Anadolu news agency said the National Intelligence Organisation had apprehended Yusuf Nazik, […]

Libya’s Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

Libya’s Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mitiga was closed until recently amid militia clashes in Tripoli The only working airport in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has diverted flights after it came under rocket fire. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties at Mitiga International Airport after the attack on Tuesday night. The airport had only […]

US-backed force attacks last IS pocket in eastern Syria

US-backed force attacks last IS pocket in eastern Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption US-led coalition forces are supporting the SDF offensive with air and artillery strikes A US-backed militia alliance has begun what it says is the final stage of a campaign to clear the Islamic State (IS) group from north-eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces launched a ground offensive on Monday against […]

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Over 1,500 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says. Two rubber boats set off on 1 September but one of the vessels deflated and sank, Medecins Sans Frontieres […]

US to shut Palestinian mission in Washington

US to shut Palestinian mission in Washington

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Palestine Liberation Organisation opened its office in Washington in 1994 The US will close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s mission in Washington, the state department says. A statement said PLO leaders had failed to engage with US efforts to bring about peace with Israel and attempted to prompt an investigation […]

US ‘to close Palestinian mission in Washington’

US ‘to close Palestinian mission in Washington’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Palestine Liberation Organisation opened its office in Washington in 1994 The US is to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s mission in Washington, Palestinian officials say. The PLO is the internationally-recognised representative of the Palestinian people. It opened its office in the US capital in 1994. PLO secretary general, Saeb […]

Libya violence: Gunmen storm oil corporation building

Libya violence: Gunmen storm oil corporation building

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smoke rises from the headquarters of Libyan state oil firm National Oil Corporation An armed group is reported to have stormed the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Libya’s capital, Tripoli. Security forces clashed with the armed men at the landmark building in the centre of the city, […]

Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests

Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds were killed as security forces dispersed a sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in 2013 Egypt has delivered verdicts for more than 700 people over a pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013. The court confirmed 75 people’s death sentences and life imprisonment for 47 others, […]

Syria war: ‘Russian strikes’ target Idlib as offensive looms

Syria war: ‘Russian strikes’ target Idlib as offensive looms

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters in the city of Idlib called for international help to stop the expected offensive Russian war planes have launched fresh strikes on the Syrian province of Idlib, a monitor says, as talks in Tehran failed to stop an impending military offensive there. The raids targeted rebel-held positions in Idlib’s […]