Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian TV showed the aftermath of the bombings Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked security bases in the western Syrian city of Homs killing at least 32 people. State TV said the local head of military intelligence was among the dead. Some reports put the death toll at more than […]

Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks

Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption More Christian refugees from Sinai are expected to arrive in Ismailiya Dozens of Coptic Christian families in Egypt have fled North Sinai province after a number of killings in recent weeks by suspected Islamist militants. Many have now taken refuge in the Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of […]

Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks

Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption More Christian refugees from Sinai are expected to arrive in Ismailiya Dozens of Coptic Christian families in Egypt have fled North Sinai province after a number of killings in recent weeks by suspected Islamist militants. Many have now taken refuge in the Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of […]

Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces storm airport in bid to retake city

Media captionQuentin Sommerville is embedded with Iraqi forces Iraqi security forces have launched an attack on Mosul airport, a key part of the government’s offensive to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) militants from the western half of the city. They also stormed the nearby al-Ghazlani military camp, where fierce clashes were under way, AP reported. […]

Syria’s warring sides brought together for Geneva talks

Syria’s warring sides brought together for Geneva talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The war has left much of Syria in ruins and millions displaced UN-sponsored peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition are to get under way in Geneva for the first time in nearly a year. The meeting follows weeks of difficult negotiations in preparation. Staffan de Mistura, the UN’s […]

Syria war: Arab-Kurdish fighters enter IS-held Deir al-Zour province

Syria war: Arab-Kurdish fighters enter IS-held Deir al-Zour province

Image copyright AFP Image caption Observers say the incursion into the province is the biggest yet A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab rebels has advanced into territory held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zour province, eastern Syria. Kurdish military sources said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had captured some 15 villages from […]

Yemen crisis: Army chief killed in missile strike on camp

Yemen crisis: Army chief killed in missile strike on camp

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maj Gen Ahmed Saif al-Yafei was killed when a missile struck a Yemeni army camp Yemen’s deputy army commander has been killed in a missile strike by Houthi rebels on a Red Sea army camp, military officials say. Maj Gen Ahmed Saif al-Yafei is said to have died in […]

Israeli PM criticises UN ‘hypocrisy’ on historic Australia visit

Israeli PM criticises UN ‘hypocrisy’ on historic Australia visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, arrive at Sydney Airport Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Australia for defending his nation against UN resolutions during a historic visit to Sydney. Mr Netanyahu on Wednesday became the first sitting Israeli PM to make a trip to Australia. He arrived hours […]

Israeli PM criticises UN ‘hypocrisy’ on historic Australia visit

Israeli PM criticises UN ‘hypocrisy’ on historic Australia visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, arrive at Sydney Airport Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Australia for defending his nation against UN resolutions during a historic visit to Sydney. Mr Netanyahu on Wednesday became the first sitting Israeli PM to make a trip to Australia. He arrived hours […]

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The court dismissed Azaria’s claim that he thought the wounded victim presented a threat An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a high-profile case that split opinion across the country has been jailed for 18 months. Elor Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter for shooting dead 21-year-old […]

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