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Two charged in US with spying for Iran

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The justice department released details just under two weeks after the pair were arrested Two Iranians have been charged in the US with spying for the Tehran government – photographing Jewish institutions and collecting information on the Iranian opposition. The two, Iranian-US citizen Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, an […]

Uri Avnery: Veteran Israeli peace activist who met Arafat dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Uri Avnery’s life spanned the creation of the State of Israel and the conflicts that followed The Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery has died at the age of 94, days after suffering a stroke. Avnery, who pushed for the creation of a Palestinian state, stoked controversy by meeting […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Media captionAshwaq, a Yazidi teenager sold by Islamic State, came face-to-face with her former captor A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Media captionAshwaq, a Yazidi teenager sold by Islamic State, came face-to-face with her former captor A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Media captionAshwaq, a Yazidi teenager sold by Islamic State, came face-to-face with her former captor A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Media captionAshwaq, a Yazidi teenager sold by Islamic State, came face-to-face with her former captor A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Media captionAshwaq, a Yazidi teenager sold by Islamic State, came face-to-face with her former captor A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Image copyright Barham Ali/ Bas News Image caption “I never believed I would see something like this,” Ashwaq told the BBC A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only […]

Nabeel Rajab: UN experts call for release of Bahraini activist

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nabeel Rajab has been in detention since 2016 A UN panel has called for the release of a leading Bahraini human rights activist jailed for “spreading fake news” and “insulting a statutory body”. Nabeel Rajab’s convictions were unlawful and violated his freedom of expression, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention […]

US arrests Iraqi refugee wanted over IS killing

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption FBI witnesses identified Omar Ameen as a man who took part in the raid in Rawah An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in the US on suspicion of murdering an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). Omar Ameen, 45, appeared before a […]