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Netanyahu warns of danger of early Israel election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kahlon (R) has said he does not think the coalition can continue Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that early elections will be a disaster for Israel. Mr Netanyahu made the remark at a cabinet meeting, as key coalition allies threaten to pull their support. He is set to […]

Jamal Khashoggi: US ‘yet to conclude’ who was behind the murder

Media captionThe BBC’s Frank Gardner looks at what could happen to the man known as MBS The US is yet to reach a final conclusion on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, officials say, despite reports the CIA believes it was ordered by the Saudi crown prince. “Numerous unanswered questions” remain, a State Department statement […]

Saudi women in ‘inside-out abaya’ protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi women have to wear the abaya in public by law Some Saudi women have launched a protest against the abaya – a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public – by saying that they will wear it inside out. Under the hashtag “inside-out abaya” they […]

Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ amid currency crisis

Image copyright Tasnim News Agency/Reuters Image caption Vahid Mazloumin (R) was said to have amassed two tonnes of gold coins Iran has executed a currency trader known as the “Sultan of Coins” for amassing some two tonnes of gold coins. Vahid Mazloumin and another member of his currency trading network received the death penalty for […]

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Imams divided over video game fatwa

The Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars has officially declared a fatwa against playing a hugely popular video game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Officially, the group is responsible for issuing fatwas – which are rulings by Islamic authorities – in Iraqi Kurdistan. However, other imams have come out against the ban. BBC Monitoring looks at the controversy surrounding […]

Jamal Khashoggi: US ‘yet to conclude’ who was behind the murder

Media captionThe BBC’s Frank Gardner looks at what could happen to the man known as MBS The US is yet to reach a final conclusion on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, officials say, despite reports the CIA believes it was ordered by the Saudi crown prince. “Numerous unanswered questions” remain, a State Department statement […]

Saudi women in ‘inside-out abaya’ protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi women have to wear the abaya in public by law Some Saudi women have launched a protest against the abaya – a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public – by saying that they will wear it inside out. Under the hashtag “inside-out abaya” they […]

Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ amid currency crisis

Image copyright Tasnim News Agency/Reuters Image caption Vahid Mazloumin (R) was said to have amassed two tonnes of gold coins Iran has executed a currency trader known as the “Sultan of Coins” for amassing some two tonnes of gold coins. Vahid Mazloumin and another member of his currency trading network received the death penalty for […]

Jamal Khashoggi: CIA ‘blames Saudi prince for murder’

Media captionThe BBC’s Frank Gardner looks at what could happen to the man known as MBS The CIA believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media reports. Sources close to the agency said it had assessed the evidence in detail. It is understood there […]

Saudi women in ‘inside-out abaya’ protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi women have to wear the abaya in public by law Some Saudi women have launched a protest against the abaya – a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public – by saying that they will wear it inside out. Under the hashtag “inside-out abaya” they […]

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