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Holocaust: Israel summit scrapped in ‘racism’ row with Poland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) met Mr Netanyahu in Warsaw this month A summit of central European leaders in Israel has been cancelled because of an Israel-Poland row over the Holocaust. Poland withdrew after being angered by comments from Israeli leaders about Polish complicity in the Holocaust. In particular, Israel’s […]

Shamima Begum: ‘I didn’t want to be IS poster girl’

Media captionShamima Begum: ‘The poster girl thing was not my choice’ Shamima Begum – the schoolgirl who fled London to join the Islamic State group in Syria – has said she never wanted to be an IS “poster girl”. Ms Begum, who has just given birth, said she now wants the UK’s forgiveness and supports […]

Yemen war: Parties agree Hudaydah port withdrawal plan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hudaydah is a lifeline port for millions on the brink of famine Yemen’s government and the rebel Houthi movement have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal of forces around the key port of Hudaydah, the UN says. A statement said the two sides had made “important progress on […]

Islamic State: ‘Thousands of civilians’ still trapped in Baghuz

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Civilians have been fleeing Baghuz in their hundreds over the past week The battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group (IS) is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. US-backed Kurdish forces launched an assault on Baghuz, on the Syrian […]

Islamic State: ‘Thousands of civilians’ still trapped in Baghuz

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Civilians have been fleeing Baghuz in their hundreds over the past week The battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group (IS) is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. US-backed Kurdish forces launched an assault on Baghuz, on the Syrian […]

Islamic State: ‘Thousands of civilians’ still trapped in Baghuz

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Civilians have been fleeing Baghuz in their hundreds over the past week The battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group (IS) is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. US-backed Kurdish forces launched an assault on Baghuz, on the Syrian […]

Islamic State: ‘Thousands of civilians’ still trapped in Baghuz

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Civilians have been fleeing Baghuz in their hundreds over the past week The battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group (IS) is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. US-backed Kurdish forces launched an assault on Baghuz, on the Syrian […]

UK family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015 The family of Shamima Begum – the teenager who went to Syria to join the Islamic State group – has called on the UK to bring her back “urgently”. They said the 19-year-old’s […]

US-backed Syrian fighters battle to clear final two IS villages

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they are facing fierce resistance US-backed Syrian fighters are clearing Islamic State (IS) militants from the last two villages the jihadist group controls, military officials say. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance launched an assault at the weekend on Shajalah and […]

Iran warns neighbours after bombing kills Revolutionary Guards

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bus carrying the Revolutionary Guards was torn apart by the car bomb blast Iran’s president has warned its neighbours not to let “terrorists abuse their territory” after a suicide car bombing killed 27 Revolutionary Guards. Hassan Rouhani blamed the United States and Israel for Wednesday’s attack in the south-eastern […]