Iran could restart nuclear programme within hours – Rouhani

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hassan Rouhani said that under Donald Trump the US was not a “reliable negotiator” Iran’s president has warned that it could restart its nuclear programme “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions. Hassan Rouhani also said the programme would be more advanced than in 2015, when […]

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 99% of people infected who can access health services are surviving The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from an epidemic in war-torn Yemen has reached 500,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. At least 1,975 people have died since the waterborne disease began to spread rapidly […]

Syria war: Killing of White Helmet workers condemned

Image copyright EPA Image caption The motives of the attack are still unknown The US has condemned the killing of seven Syrian volunteer rescuers who were shot dead in a north-western town controlled by jihadists. Unknown gunmen attacked the White Helmet members at a base in Sarmeen, in the rebel-held province of Idlib. The motive […]

Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iran said the funding for its missile defence was “not in violation” of a 2015 nuclear deal Iran’s parliament has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence and foreign operations programmes by more than $500m (£386m). The bill, which received overwhelming approval, is in response to […]

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria killing dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption The crash is the deadliest train accident in the North African country since November 2013 Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 41 people and injuring more than 120 others, health officials say. A number of carriage were derailed by the accident in the coastal city […]

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria, killing many

Image copyright Ya5abar Image caption The crash is the deadliest train accident in the North African country since November 2013 Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens more, health officials say. One train was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said when the accident […]

World’s oldest man, Auschwitz survivor Yisrael Kristal dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yisrael Kristal, the world’s oldest man, has died at the age of 113 The world’s oldest man – the only member of his immediate family to survive the Holocaust – has died at the age of 113. Polish-born Yisrael Kristal died on Friday, a month before he was due to […]

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Image copyright IOM Image caption Survivors from Wednesday’s incident found on a beach by IOM staff in Shabwa, Yemen At least 19 migrants have died after being deliberately drowned, the UN’s migration agency says. Many of the drowned were thought to be teenagers originating from Somalia and Ethiopia. Hundreds of migrants were forced from a […]

Israel to speed up Gaza tunnel barrier

Image caption Israel says the barrier aims to end the threat from militants tunnelling from Gaza Israel is to accelerate the building of a huge barrier along its boundary with Gaza aimed at preventing militants from tunnelling under the border. The 64km (40-mile) long construction will reach a depth of 40m (131ft) below and 6m […]

Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

Image copyright NCNC A popular singer has been arrested for “dabbing” during a concert in south-west Saudi Arabia. Abdallah Al Shahani, a TV host, actor, and Saudi national, was performing the dance move, which involves a person tucking their head into the crook of their arm, at a music festival in the city of Taif […]