Home » Archives by category » Mid-East (Page 4)

Eight killed in covert Israeli action in Gaza

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel carried out air strikes when the firefight erupted Seven Palestinians, including a local militant commander, have been killed during a covert Israeli operation in Gaza, Palestinian officials say. An Israeli soldier was also killed and another wounded, the Israeli military said, after a firefight erupted. Palestinians said an Israeli […]

Israelis kill Hamas commander in undercover Gaza raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel carried out air strikes when the firefight erupted Seven Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, have been killed during an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say. An Israeli soldier was also killed and another wounded, the Israeli military said, in an ensuing firefight. Palestinians said an […]

Israelis ‘kill Hamas commander’ in Gaza exchange of fire

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas commander Nur Barakeh’s mother was seen at the morgue where his body was reportedly brought Six Palestinians including a local Hamas commander have been killed during an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say. Israel’s military said one if its soldiers had been killed and another wounded […]

Israelis ‘kill Hamas commander’ in Gaza exchange of fire

Six people including a local Hamas commander have been killed during an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say. They said the clashes took place east of Khan Younis, in the south of the territory. Israel’s military confirmed that there had been an exchange of fire “during operational activity” and said all its […]

Jordan flash floods: Eleven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra

Media captionVideo shows the moment flood waters pour into Petra Flash floods in Jordan have killed 11 people and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman. Downpours also […]

Yemen war: Battle for vital port of Hudaydah intensifies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-government forces have made limited advances on the outskirts of Hudaydah The battle for the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah has intensified, as government forces backed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes advance on rebel positions. More than 150 people are reported to have been killed since troops and militiamen stepped […]

Iran sanctions: US vows ‘relentless’ pressure as sanctions resume

Media captionMartin Patience reports from Lebanon, where Iranians are already feeling the effects of the sanctions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the US will exert “relentless” pressure on Iran unless it changes its “revolutionary course”. His comments came hours after the Trump administration restored all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, […]

Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia ‘sent experts’ to cover evidence

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Washington Post contributor disappeared on 2 October Saudi Arabia sent a toxicologist and a chemical expert to its consulate in Istanbul after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, a senior Turkish official has told the BBC. The Saudis admit the journalist was killed there last month, but their accounts have […]

Iran sanctions: US vows ‘relentless’ pressure as sanctions resume

Media captionMartin Patience reports from Lebanon, where Iranians are already feeling the effects of the sanctions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the US will exert “relentless” pressure on Iran unless it changes its “revolutionary course”. His comments came hours after the Trump administration restored all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, […]

Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia ‘sent experts’ to cover evidence

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Washington Post contributor disappeared on 2 October Saudi Arabia sent a toxicologist and a chemical expert to its consulate in Istanbul after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, a senior Turkish official has told the BBC. The Saudis admit the journalist was killed there last month, but their accounts have […]