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Syria war: Anti-IS strike ‘kills many civilians’

The US-led coalition says it “may have” carried out an air strike in an area of eastern Syria where scores of civilians were reportedly killed on Thursday. Fifty-four people, including at least 28 civilians as well as Islamic State (IS) group militants, died in the strike on a village near the Iraqi border, a monitoring […]

Syria war: Anti-IS strike ‘kills many civilians’

The US-led coalition says it “may have” carried out an air strike in an area of eastern Syria where scores of civilians were reportedly killed on Thursday. Fifty-four people, including at least 28 civilians as well as Islamic State (IS) group militants, died in the strike on a village near the Iraqi border, a monitoring […]

Israel closes main Gaza goods crossing in response to arson attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Only “humanitarian equipment”, including food and medicine, will be allowed through Israel has shut the main cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip in retaliation for arson attacks by Palestinians and attempts to infiltrate its territory. Only “humanitarian equipment”, including food and medicine, will now be allowed through Kerem Shalom. Israeli […]

Iran women dance in support of arrested Instagram teen

Image copyright Maedeh Hozhabri/Instagram Women in Iran have posted videos of themselves dancing online, in support of a teenager who was arrested. Maedeh Hojabri had gathered thousands of followers on Instagram with videos of herself dancing to Iranian and Western pop music. On Friday, state TV broadcast Ms Hojabri’s apparent confession. Social media users shared […]

Gal Gadot visits children’s hospital in Wonder Woman costume

Gal Gadot visits children’s hospital in Wonder Woman costume

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gadot has played Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, in three films to date Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot has delighted patients and staff at a children’s hospital near Washington by paying them a visit in her superhero costume. Gadot, who is filming the Wonder Woman sequel in the DC area, […]

Syria war: Warplanes pound south-west after truce talks fail

Image copyright AFP Image caption The strikes on rebel-held parts of Deraa city were reportedly the most intense in two weeks Syrian government and Russian warplanes are reportedly pounding rebel-held areas of south-west Syria, after rebels said talks to reach a truce had failed. A monitoring group said there had been more than 600 air […]

IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son ‘killed in Syria’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the IS “caliphate” in Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque in July 2014 A son of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a battle in Syria, IS news outlets say. Hudhayfah al-Badri died in a “commando operation” against Syrian government and Russian forces at […]

‘Sultan of Coins’: Iranian police arrest man for hoarding gold

Image copyright AFP Image caption The value of gold coins has risen sharply in Iran in recent weeks Iranian police have arrested a man they say hoarded two tonnes of gold coins in order to manipulate the local market. Tehran police chief Gen Hossein Rahimi said the unnamed 58-year-old had used accomplices to collect an […]

IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son ‘killed in Syria’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the IS “caliphate” in Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque in July 2014 A son of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a battle in Syria, IS news outlets say. Hudhayfah al-Badri died in a “commando operation” against Syrian government and Russian forces at […]

‘Sultan of Coins’: Iranian police arrest man for hoarding gold

Image copyright AFP Image caption The value of gold coins has risen sharply in Iran in recent weeks Iranian police have arrested a man they say hoarded two tonnes of gold coins in order to manipulate the local market. Tehran police chief Gen Hossein Rahimi said the unnamed 58-year-old had used accomplices to collect an […]