Yemen war: Wounded Yemeni rebels evacuated in UN plane

Yemen war: Wounded Yemeni rebels evacuated in UN plane

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yemen has been gripped by conflict since early 2015 when Houthi rebels seized control A UN plane carrying wounded Houthi rebels has left the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and is heading for Oman, paving the way for planned peace talks after nearly four years of civil war. The move, approved by […]

Yemen war: Wounded Houthis rebels to be evacuated

Yemen war: Wounded Houthis rebels to be evacuated

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yemen has been gripped by conflict since early 2015 when Houthi rebels seized control A UN plane is to evacuate wounded Houthi rebels from Yemen in an effort to build confidence ahead of peace talks, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the rebels says. The 50 rebels are due to be […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu should be charged with bribery – police

Israeli PM Netanyahu should be charged with bribery – police

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and his wife Sara are suspected of awarding regulatory favours to a telecom firm Israeli police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for alleged fraud and bribery. They are suspected of awarding regulatory favours to the Bezeq telecom firm in return for […]

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged over revealing dress

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged over revealing dress

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Youssef says she “probably miscalculated” in wearing the dress An Egyptian actress who wore a revealing dress to the Cairo Film Festival is to go on trial on charges of “inciting debauchery”, reports say. Rania Youssef appeared in a lacy, black, see-through outfit that exposed most of her legs, […]

G20 Argentina: Saudi prince’s international standing revealed

G20 Argentina: Saudi prince’s international standing revealed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Few world leaders went out of their way to shake hands with the Saudi Crown Prince For Mohammed bin Salman, the G20 summit was always going to be a test. This was the first time the Saudi Crown Prince had appeared on the international stage since the murder of Jamal […]

After the caliphate: What next for IS?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraqi government forces recaptured the city of Mosul in July 2017 A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters is closing in on the last pocket of territory in eastern Syria controlled by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). Four years ago, IS militants overran large swathes of Syria […]

Gavin Ford: British radio host found dead at home in Lebanon

Gavin Ford: British radio host found dead at home in Lebanon

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Gavin Ford, who lived in Lebanon for more than two decades, hosted a popular radio show A British radio host who presented a popular breakfast show in Lebanon has been found dead at his home, local media report. The body of Gavin Ford, who joined the Lebanese station Radio […]

UK academic jailed in UAE returns home

UK academic jailed in UAE returns home

Image copyright Daniela Tejada Image caption Daniela Tejada helped secure her husband’s release The British academic jailed for spying in UAE has thanked his “brave and strong” wife Daniela Tejada for helping secure his release. Matthew Hedges, 31, landed back at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday morning after receiving a pardon. He said: “I could not […]

Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE

Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE

Media captionDaniela Tejada says she is “elated” at the news Matthew Hedges has been pardoned A British academic who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates has been pardoned. Matthew Hedges, 31, denied spying and said he had been researching his PhD. His wife, Daniela Tejada, who appealed for clemency, said she was […]

Iran earthquake: More than 700 injured in Kermanshah

Iran earthquake: More than 700 injured in Kermanshah

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some buildings were damaged in Iran’s capital Tehran, about 650km away from the epicentre More than 700 people have been injured in a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck western Iran on Sunday night, state television reports. The epicentre was in Kermanshah province, where last year more than 600 people were […]