Syria war: OPCW says Sarin was used in March 2017 attack

Syria war: OPCW says Sarin was used in March 2017 attack

Image copyright Abd al-Munaf Faraj al-Saleh via Human Rights Watch Image caption A rescue worker sent Human Rights Watch a photo of a deformed yellow gas cylinder that he said hit the Latamina hospital roof on 25 March 2017 The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent Sarin and chlorine are very likely to […]

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on Hudaydah port

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on Hudaydah port

Media captionFormer child soldiers, a landmine survivor and an internally displaced child tell their stories Saudi-backed government forces have begun an assault on the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah, which is held by rebels. The port is the main point of entry for aid for people in rebel-held areas and agencies have warned of a […]

Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy

Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy

Image copyright Sarah Idan/Instagram Image caption Sarah Idan (right) captioned her 2017 pageant selfie “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel” Six months ago, a simple selfie between two Miss Universe contestants provoked a backlash that pushed one to flee her home country, her family in tow. Sarah Idan was representing Iraq at […]

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah

Image copyright EPA Image caption Yemeni and Saudi-led coalition forces have been poised on the outskirts of Hudaydah Saudi-backed forces have begun an assault on the key port of Hudaydah after Houthi rebels ignored a final deadline to withdraw, reports say. Rebel positions are being bombarded from the air and sea, according to regional media. […]

World Cup: Nike boots barred for Iran footballers amid US sanctions

World Cup: Nike boots barred for Iran footballers amid US sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nike says as a US company it cannot supply boots to Iranian footballers Sportswear giant Nike says it has withdrawn its supply of boots to Iranian footballers ahead of the World Cup because of new US sanctions. The decision has frustrated Iranian players and head coach Carlos Queiroz, who […]

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack on Zardana was one of the deadliest in rebel-held Idlib province this year The UN’s secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday’s attack on the rebel-held […]

Iraq election: Fire at Baghdad ballot paper depot

Iraq election: Fire at Baghdad ballot paper depot

Media captionIt is not clear if voting papers have been destroyed A fire has been brought under control at Iraq’s biggest ballot paper storage depot after calls for an election recount. Votes for the eastern district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, were being held in the depot. Officials say some ballot boxes could have been […]

Iraq election: Fire hits Baghdad ballots ahead of recount

Iraq election: Fire hits Baghdad ballots ahead of recount

Media captionIt is not clear if voting papers have been destroyed A fire has hit Iraq’s biggest ballot paper storage depot ahead of a recount. Votes for the eastern district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, were being held in the building. It is not clear if any were destroyed or what caused the fire. Last […]

Susanna Maria Feldman: Iraqi murder suspect returned to Germany

Susanna Maria Feldman: Iraqi murder suspect returned to Germany

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Flowers mark the spot where Susanna’s body was found An Iraqi man who reportedly confessed to raping and killing a German teenage girl has been deported back to Germany. Ali Bashar, a failed asylum seeker aged 20, disappeared after Susanna Maria Feldman, 14, was found strangled near the city […]

Iraq arrests asylum seeker wanted in Germany for Wiesbaden murder

Iraq arrests asylum seeker wanted in Germany for Wiesbaden murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ali Bashar is wanted in Germany for Susanna Feldman’s murder An Iraqi man who fled Germany after the murder of a teenage girl has been arrested in his home country and admitted killing her, local police say. Ali Bashar, a 20-year-old asylum seeker, went missing after Susanna Maria Feldman, 14, […]