Jamal Khashoggi murder trial opens in Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi murder trial opens in Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October The trial of 11 individuals over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has begun in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, state media report. Prosecutors have asked for the death penalty for five of the defendants. Khashoggi, […]

Yemen cholera epidemic strain ‘came from eastern Africa’

Yemen cholera epidemic strain ‘came from eastern Africa’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many Yemeni children are malnourished, making them more vulnerable to cholera Scientists have found the most likely source of Yemen’s cholera epidemic, which is the worst in recorded history. Using genomic sequencing, researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Institut Pasteur concluded the strain of cholera originated in eastern Africa […]

Netflix removes Hasan Minhaj comedy episode after Saudi demand

Netflix removes Hasan Minhaj comedy episode after Saudi demand

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hasan Minhaj questioned Saudi Arabia’s account of Jamal Khashoggi’s death Netflix has removed from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia an episode of a comedy show critical of the kingdom. The second episode of Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj was removed following a legal demand, which reportedly said it […]

Netflix removes comedy episode after Saudi complaint

Netflix removes comedy episode after Saudi complaint

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hasan Minhaj questioned Saudi Arabia’s account of Jamal Khashoggi’s death Netflix has removed from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia an episode of a satirical comedy that was critical of the kingdom’s rulers. The second episode of Patriot Act, with US comedian Hasan Minhaj, was removed following an official […]

Yemen war: WFP accuses Houthi rebels of diverting food aid

Yemen war: WFP accuses Houthi rebels of diverting food aid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ten million Yemenis do not know how they will obtain their next meal The World Food Programme has demanded Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement stops diverting desperately needed food aid from people in areas under its control. A survey by the UN agency said people in the capital Sanaa had not […]

Amal Fathy: Egypt court imposes jail term over harassment video

Amal Fathy: Egypt court imposes jail term over harassment video

Media captionIn Egypt, fake news becomes the weapon of choice to crush dissent An Egyptian appeals court has imposed a two-year prison sentence against the women’s rights activist Amal Fathy, who criticised the authorities for failing to tackle sexual harassment. Fathy was charged with “spreading fake news” in May after posting a video in which […]

Iran TV chief sacked over uncensored Jackie Chan sex scene

Iran TV chief sacked over uncensored Jackie Chan sex scene

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jackie Chan (L) starred in the film Shinjuku Incident alongside Daniel Wu (R) Iran’s state broadcaster, Irib, has sacked the head of a regional TV channel after it broadcast a Jackie Chan film without removing a sex scene. A video posted online apparently by a viewer on Kish Island […]

UAE helicopter crash kills four crew on rescue mission near zipline

UAE helicopter crash kills four crew on rescue mission near zipline

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Video footage has emerged showing a ball of flame where the helicopter crashed A rescue helicopter has crashed near the world’s longest zipline in the UAE, killing its crew. The Agusta 139 helicopter was on a rescue mission at Jebel Jais, a mountain in the Ras al-Khaimah emirate, when it […]

Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in raids after tourist bus blast

Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in raids after tourist bus blast

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The raids came hours after a tourist bus was hit by a roadside bomb near the Giza pyramids Police in Egypt have killed dozens of militants during security raids on their hideouts, the interior ministry has said. The raids killed “40 terrorists” in Giza and North Sinai on Saturday […]

Deadly blast hits tour bus near Giza pyramids in Egypt

Deadly blast hits tour bus near Giza pyramids in Egypt

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police officers examined the shattered vehicle A roadside blast has killed four people – three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide – and injured 12 others on a bus near the Giza pyramids in Egypt, officials say. A bomb hidden beside a wall went off as the bus carrying […]