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World Cup 2018: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah becomes ‘honorary citizen of Chechnya’

Media playback is not supported on this device Ramzan Kadyrov has hit back at claims he used footballing star Mo Salah for political propaganda Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has announced Liverpool’s Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is now an honorary citizen of the Russian republic. Salah is at the World Cup in Russia with Egypt, whose […]

Sara Netanyahu: Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the claims against his wife are “absurd” The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with fraud relating to the alleged misuse of state funds. Sara Netanyahu is charged with misusing 359,000 shekels ($100,000; £77,000) for catering services at the […]

Iraq ‘kills 45 IS leaders’ in eastern Syria strike

Iraq says it has killed 45 Islamic State (IS) group militants, among them some senior leaders, in an air strike in eastern Syria. The strike targeted three houses connected by a trench where IS leaders were meeting in the town of Hajin. The Euphrates valley area is one of the last parts of Syria under […]

Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving about to end

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Families previously had to hire private drivers to transport female relatives Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. […]

World Cup 2018: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah becomes ‘honorary citizen of Chechnya’

Media playback is not supported on this device Ramzan Kadyrov has hit back at claims he used footballing star Mo Salah for political propaganda Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has announced Liverpool’s Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is now an honorary citizen of the Russian republic. Salah is at the World Cup in Russia with Egypt, whose […]

Sara Netanyahu: Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the claims against his wife are “absurd” The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with fraud relating to the alleged misuse of state funds. Sara Netanyahu is charged with misusing 359,000 shekels ($100,000; £77,000) for catering services at the […]

Iraq ‘kills 45 IS leaders’ in eastern Syria strike

Iraq says it has killed 45 Islamic State (IS) group militants, among them some senior leaders, in an air strike in eastern Syria. The strike targeted three houses connected by a trench where IS leaders were meeting in the town of Hajin. The Euphrates valley area is one of the last parts of Syria under […]

Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving about to end

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Families previously had to hire private drivers to transport female relatives Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. […]

Sara Netanyahu: Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the claims against his wife are “absurd” The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with fraud relating to the alleged misuse of state funds. Sara Netanyahu is charged with misusing 359,000 shekels ($100,000; £77,000) for catering services at the […]

World Cup 2018: Footballer’s hair ‘too wild’ for Iranian TV

Image copyright EPA Image caption Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol (right) was a speaker at an event in Madrid in May 2018 with Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola (left) We have all had bad hair days, times when grooming didn’t quite work out, but it’s rare we expect our carefully-maintained, glossy locks to land us […]