Yemen war: Houthi missile attack on military parade kills 32

Yemen war: Houthi missile attack on military parade kills 32

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place during a military parade in the southern city of Aden At least 32 people have been killed in an attack by the rebel Houthi movement on a military parade in Yemen. The parade in the southern port city of Aden was targeted by missiles and an […]

Hamza Bin Laden ‘killed in air strike’

Hamza Bin Laden ‘killed in air strike’

Image copyright CIA Image caption The US government had offered $1m for information leading to his whereabouts Hamza Bin Laden, the son of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, died in an air strike, US media outlets report, citing intelligence officials. The place and date of death were unclear. The Pentagon did not comment. Bin Laden, […]

Hamza Bin Laden: Son of Osama ‘dead’, US officials say

Hamza Bin Laden: Son of Osama ‘dead’, US officials say

Image copyright CIA Image caption The US government had offered $1m for information leading to his whereabouts The son of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, Hamza, has died, according to US intelligence officials. Details of Hamza Bin Laden’s place or date of death remain unclear in the anonymously-sourced reports. In February, the US government offered […]

Israel backs West Bank homes for settlers and Palestinians

Israel backs West Bank homes for settlers and Palestinians

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel has established more than 100 Jewish settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem Israel has approved the construction of 6,000 new homes for Jewish settlers and 700 homes for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. The decision about new homes in settlements further extends the Israeli presence in […]

Mashrou’ Leila: Lebanese rock band pulled from festival after threats

Mashrou’ Leila: Lebanese rock band pulled from festival after threats

Media captionMashrou’ Leila have faced a backlash from religious conservatives before A major Lebanese music festival has cancelled a concert by the country’s best-known rock band, Mashrou’ Leila, “to prevent bloodshed” after church leaders accused the group of blasphemy. The Byblos festival said it was forced to cancel the group’s performance next week on security […]

Iran tanker seizure: ‘Growing concern’ for crew of British-flagged vessel

Iran tanker seizure: ‘Growing concern’ for crew of British-flagged vessel

Image copyright Irib Image caption Crew members on the British-flagged vessel are Indian, Russian, Latvian and Filipino There is “growing concern” for the crew of a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf, its owners say. The 23 crew members are confined to the vessel, which is moored off the Iranian port of Bandar […]

Marines used brute force, says Iran tanker captain

Marines used brute force, says Iran tanker captain

Media captionCaptain: I don’t know why so much force was used The captain of a tanker seized while carrying Iranian oil has said Royal Marines used “brute force” in detaining his ship. Earlier this month, UK forces helped authorities in Gibraltar who believed the tanker was carrying oil to a Syrian refinery in breach of […]

Princess Haya: Dubai ruler’s wife seeks marriage protection order

Princess Haya: Dubai ruler’s wife seeks marriage protection order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Princess Haya fled the UAE earlier this year, and has been in hiding in London The estranged wife of the ruler of Dubai – one of the most high-profile leaders in the Middle East – has asked for a forced marriage protection order in a UK court. Sheikh Mohammed […]

Princess Haya: Dubai ruler and wife begin London court battle

Princess Haya: Dubai ruler and wife begin London court battle

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Princess Haya fled the UAE earlier this year, and has been in hiding in London The ruler of Dubai, one of the most high-profile leaders in the Middle East, and his estranged wife are beginning a court battle in London over the welfare of their children. Sheikh Mohammed Al […]

Talks held in Vienna to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Talks held in Vienna to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption The talks have been held in Vienna Talks to try to save the Iran nuclear deal have been held amid rising tensions over tankers in the Gulf. After meeting officials from Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China in Vienna, a senior Iranian official said the atmosphere had been “constructive”. Tensions […]