Israel suspends fuel deliveries to Gaza over arson attacks

Israel suspends fuel deliveries to Gaza over arson attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Food and medicine deliveries will still be permitted on a case-by-case basis Israel has tightened restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip, after Palestinians carried out fresh attacks with incendiary balloons. No fuel will enter through Kerem Shalom until Sunday, but food and medicine deliveries will still […]

Egypt to regulate popular social media users

Egypt to regulate popular social media users

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists have been arrested for spreading “false news” on social media platforms like Facebook Egypt’s parliament has passed a controversial law that will allow the state to regulate social media users. Under the law, a personal social media account, blog or website with more than 5,000 followers could be considered […]

Recipe for the world’s oldest bread found

Image copyright Alexis Pantos Image caption Plant roots were ground to add to the bread Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of bread-making, from a 14,000-year-old dig site. The bake would have looked like a flatbread and tasted a bit like today’s multi-grain varieties, they say. Our ancestors may have used the bread as […]

US travel ban will not stop visitors – Qatar Airways boss

US travel ban will not stop visitors – Qatar Airways boss

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Akbar Al Baker says he is positive Middle Eastern people will continue to visit the US The US travel ban is not going to stop travellers from the Middle East flying to the United States, Qatar Airways’ chief executive has said. “Whatever President Trump says, people will still want to […]

Egypt military officers get immunity over 2013 crackdown

Egypt military officers get immunity over 2013 crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At least 900 people were killed in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares on 14 August 2013 Egypt’s parliament has passed a law that could protect senior military commanders from being prosecuted over the deadly crackdown that followed the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi. The current President, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, […]

Wave of Israeli Gaza strikes amid surge in rocket attacks

Wave of Israeli Gaza strikes amid surge in rocket attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Palestinian witnesses says an empty building was struck in Gaza City – Israel says it hit militant training sites Israel says it has struck dozens of Hamas military targets in northern Gaza in retaliation for assaults including more than 90 rocket attacks. Palestinian health officials said two people were killed […]

Saudi Arabia woman ‘arrested for hugging’ singer Majid al-Mohandis

Saudi Arabia woman ‘arrested for hugging’ singer Majid al-Mohandis

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Majid al-Mohandis performing in Jeddah last year A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after running on stage to hug a male singer during a concert, according to reports. Majid al-Mohandis was performing at a festival in the western city of Taif when the woman darted on to […]

Syria war: Anti-IS strike ‘kills many civilians’

Syria war: Anti-IS strike ‘kills many civilians’

The US-led coalition says it “may have” carried out an air strike in an area of eastern Syria where scores of civilians were reportedly killed on Thursday. Fifty-four people, including at least 28 civilians as well as Islamic State (IS) group militants, died in the strike on a village near the Iraqi border, a monitoring […]

Deraa, birthplace of Syria uprising, retaken by government forces

Deraa, birthplace of Syria uprising, retaken by government forces

Image copyright AFP Image caption Troops flew the Syrian national flag amidst war-damaged buildings in Deraa city Syrian government forces are retaking control of the rebel-held part of Deraa, the birthplace of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Troops, accompanied by Russian military police, entered the area and raised the national flag, state media reported. […]

Deraa, birthplace of Syria uprising, entered by government forces

Deraa, birthplace of Syria uprising, entered by government forces

Image copyright AFP Image caption Government supporters flew the national flag in the town of Tafas, east of Deraa, on Thursday Syrian government forces are retaking control of the rebel-held part of Deraa, the birthplace of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Troops, accompanied by Russian military police, entered the area and raised the national […]