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Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Media captionMr Netanyahu said Iran was falsely denying that it sent a drone into Israeli territory last week Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the “greatest threat to our world”. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose […]

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Image copyright Konstantin von Wedelstaedt Image caption Aseman operates the ATR 72-500 Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zargos mountains in Iran. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province. […]

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Media captionMr Netanyahu said Iran was falsely denying that it sent a drone into Israeli territory last week Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the “greatest threat to our world”. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose […]

Syria conflict: US and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US support for Kurdish forces in Manbij has infuriated Turkey The US and Turkey, whose forces are at loggerheads in northern Syria, have agreed to try to defuse the crisis. The Nato allies said joint teams would meet shortly to work through their diplomatic differences, including a dispute over the […]

Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

Media captionIs a slap terrorism? A Palestinian teenage girl filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has gone on trial in an Israeli military court in a case which has split public opinion. Ahed Tamimi, 17, is charged with 12 offences, including assaulting security forces and incitement to violence. If convicted, she could face a lengthy jail […]

Trump warns Israel that settlements ‘complicate’ peace hopes

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was strongly welcomed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu US President Donald Trump has said Israeli settlements “complicate” the peace process with Palestinians and urged “care” over the issue. He also told an Israeli newspaper that he did not believe the Palestinians, and […]

Kavous Seyed-Emami: Iran environmentalist’s death was suicide, Iran says

Image copyright Samid Lotfi/Courtesy CHRI Image caption Mr Seyed-Emami’s death has caused widespread shock in Iran Iran’s judiciary says a prominent Iranian environmentalist in a Tehran prison killed himself because of the evidence against him in a spying case. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, who had dual Canadian citizenship, was arrested last month. His death has caused […]

Israeli air strikes against Syria ‘biggest since 1982’

Media captionWhat happened? Israel says it has inflicted huge damage on Syrian air defences after one of its fighter jets was brought down during a raid over Syria. The response was the “most significant attack” of its kind against Syria since the 1982 Lebanon war, said senior Israeli air force general Tomer Bar. The F-16 […]

Saudi women should not have to wear abaya robes, top cleric says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Saudi women have to wear the abaya by law where they might be seen by a man who is not a relative Saudi women should not have to wear the abaya, a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public, a top religious cleric has said. Sheikh Abdullah […]

Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fighter jet was carrying out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria (file picture) An Israeli fighter jet has crashed amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots ejected and parachuted to safety in Israel. They were later […]

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