Syria war: ‘Israeli strike’ hits military site near Damascus airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption A photo taken from a rebel-held town showed what appeared to be a blaze at Damascus airport An Israeli missile strike has caused a large explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus international airport, Syrian state media report. A fuel tank and warehouses were damaged, the Sana news […]

Palestinian Authority ‘stops paying Israel for Gaza electricity’

Image copyright EPA Image caption There is already no electricity in the Gaza Strip for up to 20 hours per day The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority has told Israel that it will stop paying for electricity supplied to the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials say. There was no confirmation from the PA. But President Mahmoud Abbas […]

Obese woman to move to UAE after ‘losing 250kg’ in India

Image copyright Saifee hospital An Egyptian woman believed to have been the world’s heaviest is to be moved to the UAE after a row over her weight loss at the Indian hospital where she was being treated. Mumbai’s Saifee hospital said Eman Abd El Aty had weight loss surgery and was free to go as […]

IS conflict: Iraqi force ‘retakes ancient city of Hatra’

IS conflict: Iraqi force ‘retakes ancient city of Hatra’

Image copyright @teamsmediawar Image caption The Popular Mobilisation said this photograph showed the devastation at Hatra An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has recaptured the ancient city of Hatra, which is believed to have been destroyed by Islamic State militants. The Popular Mobilisation announced that its fighters had “liberated” the Unesco World Heritage-listed site “after […]

Palestinian Authority ‘stops paying Israel for Gaza electricity’

Image copyright EPA Image caption There is already no electricity in the Gaza Strip for up to 20 hours per day The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority has told Israel that it will stop paying for electricity supplied to the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials say. There was no confirmation from the PA. But President Mahmoud Abbas […]

Syria war: ‘Israeli strike’ hits military site near Damascus airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption A photo taken from a rebel-held town showed what appeared to be a blaze at Damascus airport An Israeli missile strike has caused a large explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus international airport, Syrian state media report. A fuel tank and warehouses were damaged, the Sana news […]

Syria conflict: ‘Huge explosion’ rocks Damascus airport

Syria conflict: ‘Huge explosion’ rocks Damascus airport

A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus international airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. “The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based monitoring group. The airport lies about 25 km (15 miles) south-east of Syria’s capital. The blast was reportedly followed […]

IS conflict: Iraqi force ‘retakes ancient city of Hatra’

IS conflict: Iraqi force ‘retakes ancient city of Hatra’

Image copyright @teamsmediawar Image caption The Popular Mobilisation said this photograph showed the devastation at Hatra An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has recaptured the ancient city of Hatra, which is believed to have been destroyed by Islamic State militants. The Popular Mobilisation announced that its fighters had “liberated” the Unesco World Heritage-listed site “after […]

Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun, France says

Image copyright EPA Image caption French intelligence agencies say it is not credible the incident in Khan Sheikhoun was staged France says it has evidence showing the Syrian air force “undoubtedly” dropped bombs containing the nerve agent Sarin on a rebel-held town last month. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters that samples taken from the […]

Turkey air strikes on Kurds in Syria and Iraq spark US concern

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A US military commander met Kurdish fighters after the attack to show solidarity The US has expressed “deep concern” at Turkish air strikes that killed about two dozen Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. The US-backed Popular Protection Units (YPG), fighting against IS, said their positions were hit multiple times. […]

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