Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Image copyright EPA Image caption Relatives of the two men killed reacted with grief and anger The Israeli military has struck a Hamas border post in northern Gaza with a tank shell, killing two members of the Palestinian group’s military wing. The military said the tank responded to shots fired at soldiers from the post. […]

Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Media captionUS-Iran sanctions: What do they mean? Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hit out at the United States over its reinstatement of economic sanctions. He described the measures, which came into effect overnight, as “psychological warfare” which aimed to “sow division among Iranians”. The sanctions take aim at various sectors, with further punitive action planned […]

Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties for urging activists’ release

Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties for urging activists’ release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Samar Badawi, pictured here with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, received an International Women of Courage Award in 2012 Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade with Canada and expelling its ambassador over its “interference” in the kingdom’s domestic affairs. A Saudi foreign ministry statement said it […]

Syrian conflict: Government scientist killed in blast

Syrian conflict: Government scientist killed in blast

The head of a suspected chemical weapons’ research centre in Syria has been killed in a car bombing, pro-government and opposition media report. Aziz Asber was the head of a facility belonging to the government’s Syrian Scientific Research Centre. Western intelligence agents have said the organisation is linked to a Syrian chemical weapons programme. A […]

Osama Bin Laden: Mother Alia Ghanem remembers ‘good child’

Osama Bin Laden: Mother Alia Ghanem remembers ‘good child’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The organisation he ran was behind a number of terror attacks worldwide, including the 9/11 attacks in the US The mother of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has spoken publicly about her son for the first time, seven years on from his 2011 death. Alia Ghanem gave an interview […]

Yemen war: Deadly ‘air strike’ near hospital in rebel-held port

Yemen war: Deadly ‘air strike’ near hospital in rebel-held port

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pro-government forces recently launched a major offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen At least 20 people in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hudaydah have been killed in air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition. The strikes hit a fish market and the entrance to a nearby hospital, eyewitnesses […]

In pictures: Hiking the Sinai Trail

Tribesmen of the Muzeina and Alegat tribes sit in a cave, sheltering from the midday sun. Today, around 50 Bedouin from the eight tribes work regularly on the Sinai Trail as cooks, guides, hosts and traders. In pictures: Hiking the Sinai Trail}

Yemen war: Air strike near hospital in rebel-held port kills at least 20

Yemen war: Air strike near hospital in rebel-held port kills at least 20

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pro-government forces recently launched a major offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen At least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hudaydah. The strikes hit a fish market and the entrance to a nearby […]

Israel ‘thwarts IS attack’ on Golan Heights

Israel ‘thwarts IS attack’ on Golan Heights

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel says the group had crossed a ceasefire line when it was attacked Israel says it has killed seven suspected Islamic State (IS) militants who it says had crossed inside Israeli lines on the Golan Heights. The Israeli military said it launched an air strike near a ceasefire line separating […]

Fields medal: UK refugee’s major maths award stolen

Fields medal: UK refugee’s major maths award stolen

Image copyright Uni Cambridge Image caption Caucher Birkar was born in Iran but now works at the University of Cambridge A Cambridge professor who won of one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has had his award stolen in Brazil. Professor Caucher Birkar, a Kurd, came to the UK as a […]