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Yemen war: Mattis and Pompeo urge swift ceasefire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air strikes have caused widespread damage and many civilian casualties US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen. Mr Mattis said the US wanted to see all sides around the negotiating table and an end […]

‘Woman blows herself up’ in Tunis

Image copyright AFP At least nine people were injured when a woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, the interior ministry says. Eight of those hurt in the explosion on the Habib Bourguiba avenue, which runs through the middle of the city, were police officers. The ministry has described the blast, […]

Israeli strike ‘kills Gaza youths planting bomb’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bodies of the three youths were taken to a hospital morgue in Gaza, Palestinian officials say Three Palestinian youths have been killed in an Israeli air strike near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Palestinian officials say. Gaza’s health ministry said the dead were boys aged 13 […]

Israeli strike ‘kills Gaza youths planting bomb’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bodies of the three youths were taken to a hospital morgue in Gaza, Palestinian officials say Three Palestinian youths have been killed in an Israeli air strike near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Palestinian officials say. Gaza’s health ministry said the dead were boys aged 13 […]

Israeli strike ‘kills Gaza youths planting bomb’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bodies of the three youths were taken to a hospital morgue in Gaza, Palestinian officials say Three Palestinian youths have been killed in an Israeli air strike in the border area between Israel and Gaza, Palestinian officials say. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says boys aged between 12 […]

Khashoggi fiancée snubs Trump invitation to White House

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hatice Cengiz says the US are not sincere in investigating the case The fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi says she has declined an invitation to the White House by US President Donald Trump accusing him of not being sincere about investigating the killing. Hatice Cengiz told Turkish TV […]

Khashoggi murder: Son arrives in US from Saudi Arabia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Salah Khashoggi met the crown prince in Riyadh, in an apparently staged encounter The eldest son of the murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has arrived in the US from Saudi Arabia, with family members. Salah Khashoggi had previously been unable to leave Saudi Arabia due to his father’s criticism of […]

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ‘premeditated’ – Saudi prosecutor

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since 2 October Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was “premeditated”, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has been quoted as saying by Saudi state media. The evidence for this came from a joint Saudi-Turkish task force, broadcaster al-Ekhbariya said. It also reported that prosecutors were questioning suspects […]

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ‘premeditated’ – Saudi prosecutor

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since 2 October Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was “premeditated”, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has been quoted as saying by Saudi state media. The evidence for this came from a joint Saudi-Turkish task force, broadcaster al-Ekhbariya said. It also reported that prosecutors were questioning suspects […]

Jordan flash floods: School bus swept away near Dead Sea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some of the rescued people are in a serious condition At least 17 people have been killed in flash floods near the Dead Sea in Jordan, most of them in a bus that was swept away. The bus was carrying 37 pupils and seven members of staff to the Zara […]