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Syria war: Turkey ‘indiscriminately shelling civilians in Afrin’

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least 24 children have reportedly been killed in Afrin since the Turkish offensive began Indiscriminate shellfire by Turkish troops – and to a lesser extent Kurdish forces – has killed scores of civilians in Syria, a human rights group alleges. Amnesty International said it had verified witness testimony from […]

N Korea ‘providing materials for Syria chemical weapons’

Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been recent reports of chlorine gas attacks in the eastern Ghouta region North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used to make chemical weapons, a UN report says. Some 40 previously unreported shipments were made between 2012 and 2017, the report found. Materials included […]

Syria war: Turkey ‘indiscriminately shelling civilians in Afrin’

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least 24 children have reportedly been killed in Afrin since the Turkish offensive began Indiscriminate shellfire by Turkish troops – and to a lesser extent Kurdish forces – has killed scores of civilians in Syria, a human rights group alleges. Amnesty International said it had verified witness testimony from […]

N Korea ‘providing materials for Syria chemical weapons’

Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been recent reports of chlorine gas attacks in the eastern Ghouta region North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used to make chemical weapons, a UN report says. Some 40 previously unreported shipments were made between 2012 and 2017, the report found. Materials included […]

Syria war: Turkey ‘indiscriminately shelling civilians in Afrin’

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least 24 children have reportedly been killed in Afrin since the Turkish offensive began Indiscriminate shellfire by Turkish troops – and to a lesser extent Kurdish forces – has killed scores of civilians in Syria, a human rights group alleges. Amnesty International said it had verified witness testimony from […]

Iran wrestling officials resign over Israel competition ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption Karimachiani, right, was praised by Iran’s Supreme Leader for throwing the match that led to his ban The head of Iran’s wrestling federation has resigned after criticising authorities for letting players be punished because of the country’s ban on athletes competing against Israel. Rasoul Khadem, an Olympic gold medallist, was […]

Worker died in fall at ‘lethal’ Qatar World Cup stadium

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Zachary Cox fell 130ft while working at the Khalifa International Stadium A construction worker was killed in a fall at a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium building site while using “potentially lethal equipment”, an inquest heard. Zachary Cox, 40, plummeted 130ft (40m) at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on 19 […]

Jerusalem: Christianity’s ‘holiest site’ Holy Sepulchre reopens after protest

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Image caption The church reopened before dawn on Wednesday The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has reopened, three days after Christian leaders closed it in protest at plans to tax Church properties in the city. Leaders had said the church would be closed indefinitely. Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat […]

N Korea ‘providing materials for Syria chemical weapons’

Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been recent reports of chlorine gas attacks in the eastern Ghouta region North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used to make chemical weapons, a UN report says. Some 40 previously unreported shipments were made between 2012 and 2017, the report found. Materials included […]

Jerusalem: Christianity’s ‘holiest site’ Holy Sepulchre reopens after protest

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Image caption The church reopened before dawn on Wednesday The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has reopened, three days after Christian leaders closed it in protest at plans to tax Church properties in the city. Leaders had said the church would be closed indefinitely. Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat […]