Middle East peace plan: Jared Kusner unveils US proposals

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has unveiled the first section of the US Middle East peace plan. Focusing on economics, it envisages more than half of a $50bn (£39bn) fund being spent in the Palestinian territories over 10 years. The plan will be presented at a conference in Bahrain next week, but the […]

US-Iran: Airlines re-route flights after drone incident

US-Iran: Airlines re-route flights after drone incident

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of international airlines are re-routing flights around parts of Iranian airspace A number of airlines are cancelling flights or re-routing them away from Iran after a US drone was shot down in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran confirmed it had shot down the drone, saying it had […]

Edward Gallagher: Witness in US war crimes case admits killing IS teen

Edward Gallagher: Witness in US war crimes case admits killing IS teen

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is accused of war crimes A US Navy Seal testifying at the war crimes trial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher has said he was behind the death of an Iraqi teenager. Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott stunned the San Diego courtroom […]

US drone: Trump says Iran made a ‘very bad mistake’

US drone: Trump says Iran made a ‘very bad mistake’

Media captionIran “made a very big mistake” – Trump Iran “made a very big mistake” in shooting down a US military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz, President Donald Trump says. However, he told reporters it could have been the result of human error, saying: “I find it hard to believe it was intentional.” […]

Strait of Hormuz: US confirms drone shot down by Iran

Strait of Hormuz: US confirms drone shot down by Iran

Image copyright EPA Image caption The US military identified the drone as a US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk (file photo) A US military surveillance drone has been shot down by Iranian forces while flying over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said the aircraft had violated Iranian airspace, and that the […]

Gulf crisis: US confirms drone was shot down by Iranian missile

Gulf crisis: US confirms drone was shot down by Iranian missile

Image copyright US Navy/Kelly Schindler Image caption One US official identified the drone as a US Navy MQ-4C Triton A US military surveillance drone has been shot down by Iranian forces while flying over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said the drone had violated Iranian airspace. But US military said […]

UK court demands review of Saudi arms sales

UK court demands review of Saudi arms sales

Image caption Saudi Arabia’s warplanes and munitions are supplied by the UK and US Campaigners have won a legal challenge at the Court of Appeal over the UK government’s decision to allow arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) argued the decision to continue to license military equipment for export to the […]

Iranian military claims to have shot down US spy drone

Iranian military claims to have shot down US spy drone

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) claim to have shot down a US spy drone over Iranian airspace. State media reported the military hit a drone, which they named as a RQ-4 Global Hawk, near Kuhmobarak in Iran’s southern Hormozgan province. The US military has not confirmed or denied the reports. It comes days after […]

More than 70 million displaced worldwide

More than 70 million displaced worldwide

Image copyright Reuters Image caption UN officials said the number was likely higher, as the Venezuelan crisis was only partly reflected The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year – the highest number in the UN refugee agency’s almost 70 years of operations. The almost 70.8 million people […]

Mohammed Morsi: UN calls for inquiry into ex-Egyptian president’s death

Mohammed Morsi: UN calls for inquiry into ex-Egyptian president’s death

Image copyright EPA Image caption Family and activists have raised concerns over Morsi’s treatment in jail The UN has called for an independent investigation into the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The 67-year-old died after he collapsed during a court appearance on Monday. Morsi was Egypt’s first democratically elected president but had been […]