Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria replace dropped Haris Belkebla

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria replace dropped Haris Belkebla

Brest’s Haris Belkebla played for Algeria at the 2016 Olympics in Rio Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has confirmed that Haris Belkebla has been dropped from the Africa Cup of Nations squad. Belmadi explained that it was in order to ‘maintain discipline’ in the squad ahead of the finals in Egypt which begin on 21 June. […]

Gulf of Oman tanker blasts: Crews rescued safely

Gulf of Oman tanker blasts: Crews rescued safely

Image copyright AFP/HO/IRIB Image caption Iran’s IRIB news agency filed an unverified image of what it said was the burning Front Altair Dozens of crew members have been rescued after abandoning two oil tankers hit by explosions in the Gulf of Oman. Ship operators said 21 crew on board the Kokuka Courageous and 23 on […]

Yemen war: Houthi missile attack on Saudi airport ‘injures 26’

Yemen war: Houthi missile attack on Saudi airport ‘injures 26’

At least 26 civilians have been injured in a missile attack by Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement on an airport in south-western Saudi Arabia, state media say. Three women and two children were among those hurt when the missile struck Abha airport early on Wednesday, a military spokesman was quoted as saying. A rebel source had […]

Nizar Zakka: Iran releases Lebanese US resident convicted of spying

Nizar Zakka: Iran releases Lebanese US resident convicted of spying

Image copyright General Directorate of General Security Image caption Nizar Zakka (L) was photographed on a plane with Lebanese security chief Ibrahim Abbas (R) Iran has released a Lebanese businessman imprisoned on charges of spying for the United States, Lebanon’s General Security directorate has said. Nizar Zakka, who has US permanent residency, is on a […]

Iran has increased production of enriched uranium – IAEA

Iran has increased production of enriched uranium – IAEA

Image copyright EPA Image caption Iran said last month that it would quadruple its production of low-enriched uranium The head of the global nuclear watchdog has confirmed Iran is increasing its production of enriched uranium. But International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said it was not clear when they will reach a limit […]

Syria war: Abdel Basset al-Sarout dies after Hama clashes

Syria war: Abdel Basset al-Sarout dies after Hama clashes

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Abdel Basset al-Sarout was described as a “martyr” by a Syrian rebel commander A Syrian footballer who became a symbol of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has died of wounds sustained in clashes in the north-west. Abdel Basset al-Sarout, 27, died in the Hama province, his rebel faction […]

Dubai bus crash: 17 dead after driver hits overhead sign

Dubai bus crash: 17 dead after driver hits overhead sign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India confirmed eight of its citizens were among the dead in Dubai At least 17 people of different nationalities have been killed and several more injured after a bus hit an overhead road sign in Dubai. The Oman-registered vehicle was carrying 31 passengers when the crash occurred on Sheikh […]

Dubai bus crash: 17 dead after bus hits overhead sign

Dubai bus crash: 17 dead after bus hits overhead sign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India confirmed eight of its citizens were among the dead in Dubai At least 17 people of different nationalities have been killed and several more injured after a bus hit an overhead road sign in Dubai. The Oman-registered vehicle was carrying 31 passengers when the crash occurred on Sheikh […]

Anger at Palestinian ministers’ secret 67% pay rises

Anger at Palestinian ministers’ secret 67% pay rises

Image copyright EPA Image caption Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (R) agreed to the raises two years ago The UN has condemned the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority after it emerged that ministers in the previous cabinet secretly gave themselves 67% pay rises. Leaked documents showed their monthly salaries were increased in 2017 from $3,000 (£2,360) to […]