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Saudi Arabia ‘arrests seven including US citizens’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The latest arrests follow criticism from human rights groups Saudi Arabia has detained at least seven people, including two dual US-Saudi citizens and a pregnant woman, a London-based rights group says. Those arrested are not said to be frontline activists, but writers and bloggers who have discussed reform. They had […]

Algeria protesters demand end to regime after Bouteflika’s fall

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters have taken to the streets for the seventh successive Friday Thousands have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital demanding a complete overhaul of the country’s political structure. This is the seventh successive week of Friday protests and Tuesday’s resignation of long-serving President Abdelaziz Bouteflika does not appear […]

Saudi Arabia ‘arrests seven including US citizens’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The latest arrests follow criticism from human rights groups Saudi Arabia has detained at least seven people, including two dual US-Saudi citizens and a pregnant woman, a London-based rights group says. Those arrested are not said to be frontline activists, but writers and bloggers who have discussed reform. They had […]

Algeria protesters demand end to regime after Bouteflika’s fall

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters have taken to the streets for the seventh successive Friday Thousands have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital demanding a complete overhaul of the country’s political structure. This is the seventh successive week of Friday protests and Tuesday’s resignation of long-serving President Abdelaziz Bouteflika does not appear […]

Thousands of homes destroyed as Iran braces for more floods

Rescue operations are under way across Iran as the death toll from severe flooding has reached more than 60. There are new warnings that dams in some areas could overflow, causing more devastation. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and many are in urgent need of food, water, tents and blankets. The BBC […]

Saudi Arabia ‘launches wave of arrests’ over rights support

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The latest arrests follow criticism from human rights groups Saudi Arabia has detained at least seven people, including two dual US-Saudi citizens, over their links to women’s rights activists, reports say. Those arrested are reportedly not frontline activists, but writers and bloggers who have discussed reform. They had already been […]

Israel recovers remains of soldier missing since 1982 Lebanon war

Image copyright IDF Image caption Sgt Zachary Baumel was one of five soldiers missing since the Battle of Sultan Yacoub Israel’s military says it has recovered the remains of an Israeli soldier missing since the 1982 war in Lebanon. The body of Sergeant First Class Zachary Baumel, a US-born tank commander, was flown back to […]

Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Algerian leader resigns amid protests

Media captionAlgerians celebrate Bouteflika quitting Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned after weeks of massive streets protests. Mr Bouteflika, who has been in power for 20 years, had already dropped plans to seek a fifth term as opposition to his rule grew. The powerful Algerian army had called for the 82-year-old to be declared incapable […]

Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Algeria’s president resigns amid mass protests

Media captionAlgerians celebrate Bouteflika quitting Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is resigning after weeks of mass protests, state media report. Mr Bouteflika, who has been in power for 20 years, had already dropped plans to seek a fifth term as opposition to his rule grew. The powerful Algerian army had called for the 82-year-old to be […]

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People took to the streets of Algiers to celebrate Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is resigning after weeks of mass protests, state media report. Mr Bouteflika, who had been in power for 20 years, had already dropped plans to seek a fifth term as opposition to his rule grew. The powerful […]