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Iran warns Trump: ‘You’ve made a mistake’ over nuclear deal

Media captionAnalysis: What’s next for the Iran deal? Barbara Plett Usher explains Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has addressed US President Donald Trump directly, telling him he “made a mistake” in deciding to leave a multi-country nuclear deal. Mr Khamenei said: “I said from the first day: don’t trust America.” He urged his government […]

Syria blames Israel for missile strike near Damascus

Syria blames Israel for missile strike near Damascus

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian state TV broadcast footage it said showed the downing of Israeli missiles near Damascus Israel is reported to have carried out a missile strike on a military outpost south of the Syrian capital, Damascus. Syria’s state news agency Sana said two missiles were shot down in the Kiswah area […]

Israel orders Human Rights Watch activist to leave for ‘supporting boycott’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Omar Shakir said he had not called for a boycott of Israel during his time at Human Rights Watch Israel has ordered the senior representative of Human Rights Watch in the country to leave within 14 days. The interior ministry said it had terminated the residency permit of Omar Shakir, […]

UK ‘settles rendition case’ with former Libyan dissident

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government has reached a settlement with former Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj over a long-running rendition case, the BBC understands. Mr Belhaj claims MI6 helped the US kidnap him in Thailand in 2004 to return him and his wife to Libya, where he says he was tortured. The attorney […]

Gina Haspel hearing: 9/11 ‘mastermind’ asks to share information

Media captionHaspel: ‘I would never take CIA back to interrogation programme’ The self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks has asked for permission to share information about Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA director, at her confirmation hearing. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is held at Guantanamo Bay, has asked a judge if he can share six paragraphs […]

Lebanon election: Hezbollah leader declares ‘victory’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hezbollah and its allies are reported to have made significant gains in parliament Hezbollah’s leader says the Iran-backed militant Shia group and its allies have achieved “victory” in Lebanon’s first parliamentary elections since 2009. Although the official results have not been announced, Hassan Nasrallah said their gains guaranteed the protection […]

Lebanon election: Hezbollah leader declares ‘victory’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hezbollah and its allies are reported to have made significant gains in parliament Hezbollah’s leader says the Iran-backed militant Shia group and its allies have achieved “victory” in Lebanon’s first parliamentary elections since 2009. Although the official results have not been announced, Hassan Nasrallah said their gains guaranteed the protection […]

Lebanon election: Hezbollah leader declares ‘victory’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hezbollah and its allies are reported to have made significant gains in parliament Hezbollah’s leader says the Iran-backed militant Shia group and its allies have achieved “victory” in Lebanon’s first parliamentary elections since 2009. Although the official results have not been announced, Hassan Nasrallah said their gains guaranteed the protection […]

Lebanon election: Hezbollah leader declares ‘victory’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hezbollah and its allies are reported to have made significant gains in parliament Hezbollah’s leader says the Iran-backed militant Shia group and its allies have achieved “victory” in Lebanon’s first parliamentary elections since 2009. Although the official results have not been announced, Hassan Nasrallah said their gains guaranteed the protection […]

Israel minister threatens Assad over Iranian attacks from Syria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said that Israel could bring about Bashar al-Assad’s “end” A minister in Israel’s security cabinet says it could topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he allows Iranian forces to attack Israel from Syria. Yuval Steinitz warned that if there was an attack, Mr Assad “must […]