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 […]

Fields medal: UK refugee wins ‘biggest maths prize’

Fields medal: UK refugee wins ‘biggest maths prize’

Image copyright Uni Cambridge Image caption Caucher Birkar was born in Iran but now works at the University of Cambridge One of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics has been handed out at a ceremony in Brazil. Caucher Birkar, Alessio Figalli and Peter Scholze, and Akshay Venkatesh are all honoured for major contributions to their […]

Iranians criticise Trump’s offer of talks

Iranians criticise Trump’s offer of talks

Media captionDonald Trump: “No preconditions, if they want to meet, I’ll meet” Iranian officials have spoken out against US President Donald Trump’s offer to meet Iran’s leader. Mr Trump said he could meet President Hassan Rouhani with “no preconditions” at “any time”, after the two traded hostile threats earlier this month. Iranian state media quoted […]

Dareen Tatour: Israeli Arab poet sentenced for incitement

Dareen Tatour: Israeli Arab poet sentenced for incitement

Image copyright freedareentatour.org Image caption Dareen Tatour said her poem was mistranslated and misinterpreted by the Israeli authorities An Israeli Arab poet has been jailed for inciting violence and supporting a group banned as a terrorist organisation based on her online posts. Dareen Tatour was arrested in 2015 in connection with three posts, including video […]

Trump says ready to meet Iran’s Rouhani

Trump says ready to meet Iran’s Rouhani

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump said he “believed in meetings” US President Donald Trump has offered to meet Iran’s leaders with no preconditions, at any time they want. “They want to meet, I’ll meet. Any time they want,” he said at a White House news conference with Italy’s PM. The US president’s conciliatory […]

Syria war: IS ‘seized women and children’ in Sweida attack

Syria war: IS ‘seized women and children’ in Sweida attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Druze are the third-largest religious minority in Syria Islamic State (IS) militants are holding more than 30 women and children hostage in south-western Syria, a monitor and local media say. They are thought to have been seized during a wave of deadly IS attacks in Suweida province last […]