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Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack ‘fabricated’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images showed dozens of people in Aleppo with breathing difficulties The US and the UK have accused the Syrian government and its Russian allies of fabricating a story accusing rebel fighters of a chemical attack. The US state department said the purpose was to “undermine confidence” in the ceasefire in […]

Yemen war: ‘Milestone’ peace talks begin in Sweden

Media captionThe UN says Yemen is on the brink of the world’s worst famine in 100 years if the war continues Peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone, have started in Sweden. Martin Griffiths announced the signing of a […]

Matthew Hedges: Academic ‘psychologically tortured’ in UAE jail

Media captionMatthew Hedges tells the Today programme that standing in ankle cuffs was “mentally exhausting” The British academic jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has told how he endured “psychological torture”. Matthew Hedges, 31, said he was forced to stand “all day” in ankle cuffs, suffered panic attacks and had suicidal thoughts. […]

Yemen war: ‘Milestone’ peace talks begin in Sweden

Media captionThe UN says Yemen is on the brink of the world’s worst famine in 100 years if the war continues Peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone, have started in Sweden. Martin Griffiths announced the signing of a […]

Matthew Hedges: Academic ‘psychologically tortured’ in UAE jail

Media captionMatthew Hedges tells the Today programme that standing in ankle cuffs was “mentally exhausting” The British academic jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has told how he endured “psychological torture”. Matthew Hedges, 31, said he was forced to stand “all day” in ankle cuffs, suffered panic attacks and had suicidal thoughts. […]

Matthew Hedges: Academic ‘psychologically tortured’ in UAE jail

Media captionMatthew Hedges tells the Today programme that standing in ankle cuffs was “mentally exhausting” The British academic jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has told how he endured “psychological torture”. Matthew Hedges, 31, said he was forced to stand “all day” in ankle cuffs, suffered panic attacks and had suicidal thoughts. […]

Matthew Hedges: Academic ‘psychologically tortured’ in UAE jail

Media captionMatthew Hedges tells the Today programme that standing in ankle cuffs was “mentally exhausting” The British academic jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has told how he endured “psychological torture”. Matthew Hedges, 31, said he was forced to stand “all day” in ankle cuffs, suffered panic attacks and had suicidal thoughts. […]

Matthew Hedges: Academic ‘psychologically tortured’ in UAE jail

Media captionMatthew Hedges tells the Today programme that standing in ankle cuffs was “mentally exhausting” The British academic jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has told how he endured “psychological torture”. Matthew Hedges, 31, said he was forced to stand “all day” in ankle cuffs, suffered panic attacks and had suicidal thoughts. […]

Israel targets Hezbollah ‘terror tunnels’

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is not known how many tunnels the Israeli military is targeting Israel says it is blocking tunnels dug into its territory by the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon which were to be used to take Israeli citizens hostage. It said it was neutralising the “terror tunnels” before they became operational […]

Israel targets Hezbollah ‘terror tunnels’

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is not known how many tunnels the Israeli military is targeting Israel says it is blocking tunnels dug into its territory by the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon which were to be used to take Israeli citizens hostage. It said it was neutralising the “terror tunnels” before they became operational […]