Jerusalem: Palestinians killed in fresh clashes with Israel

Media captionFriday saw a fresh wave of protests over President Trump’s Jerusalem move Three Palestinians have died in Gaza during clashes with Israeli troops near the border, Palestinian officials say. More than 100 were hurt in Gaza and the occupied West Bank amid fresh protests over Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In […]

Egypt: Ancient child burials found near Aswan

Image copyright Gebel al-Silsila Project Image caption The remains of a small child were found along with linen used to mummify the corpse Four intact child burials made more than 3,000 years ago are among a series of recent discoveries near the Egyptian city of Aswan, officials say. One of the burials found by a […]

Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile – US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nikki Haley said the missile fired towards Riyadh had the potential to kill hundreds of civilians The US permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, has accused Iran of supplying Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement with missiles to attack Saudi Arabia. She showed reporters the remnants of a ballistic missile that […]

Iraq hangs 38 on terrorism charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iraq executed at least 88 people last year, up from 26 in 2015. Iraq says it has hanged, in a mass execution, 38 jihadist militants convicted of terrorism offences. The justice ministry said they were all members of so-called Islamic State (IS). The death sentences were carried out in […]

Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14,000 jobs

Image copyright EPA Image caption Almost half of Teva’s employees are based in Israel Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has announced a restructuring plan that will see it cut 14,000 jobs worldwide, or 25% of its total workforce. Israel itself will feel a deep impact – the company plans to cut about half of the 6,400 […]

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fire

Image copyright EPA Image caption An Israeli air strike on Wednesday targeted a Hamas base near Khan Younis Israel has carried out fresh air strikes in the Gaza strip on what it said were military facilities belonging to the Islamist group Hamas. The Israeli military said its aircraft had targeted training camps and weapons storage […]

Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the OIC summit venue in Istanbul The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise “the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital”. An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city […]

Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Several prison buildings and a perimeter wall were heavily damaged in the reported air strike At least 30 people are reported to have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a rebel military police camp in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Most of the dead were said to be detainees at […]

Erdogan: World should recognise Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Image copyright TR Image caption Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the US move illegal and said it fostered terrorism Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged leaders of Muslim nations to recognise Jerusalem as the “occupied capital of the Palestinian state”. Addressing a summit of the Organisation for Islamic Co-operation, he said the US decision to […]

Egypt singer jailed for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

Image copyright Shyma Image caption Shyma wrote that she had not anticipated the backlash against her video A court in Egypt has reportedly jailed for two years a singer who appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana. Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known professionally as Shyma, was arrested last month […]

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