Arms depot blast in Syria’s Idlib province kills 39 – monitor

Media captionRescue workers pulled children from the rubble At least 39 people – including 12 children – have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria’s mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarmada town is said to have contained munitions belonging to an arms trafficker. […]

Arms depot in Syria’s Idlib province kills 39 – monitor

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Rescuers used bulldozers to remove the rubble and free trapped people At least 39 people – including 12 children – have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria’s mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarmada town is said […]

Arms depot in Syria’s Idlib province kills 39 – monitor

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Rescuers used bulldozers to remove the rubble and free trapped people At least 39 people – including 12 children – have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria’s mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarmada town is said […]

Egypt: Defrocked monk charged with killing Coptic bishop

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s Christian minority are mostly members of the Coptic Orthodox Church Prosecutors in Egypt have charged a defrocked monk with the murder of a Coptic Christian Bishop at a desert monastery. Bishop Epiphanius, 64, was found dead in a pool of blood at Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi Natroun, […]

Yemen war: Saudis to probe air strike child deaths

Media captionThe Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties The Saudi-led military coalition has announced it will investigate an air strike in Yemen which killed at least 29 children. On its Twitter feed, Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya TV quoted a senior official who said the coalition was probing “collateral damage” […]

Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 29 children

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties At least 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The children were travelling on a bus that was […]

Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fireball exploding during an Israeli air strike Three Palestinians are reported to have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, after militants there fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel. Gaza health ministry officials said a pregnant woman and her daughter, aged one, […]

Iran sanctions: US can’t stop our oil exports, says minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Iranian rial has lost half its value since April Iran’s foreign minister has said the United States will not be able to prevent the country from exporting oil. Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Iran newspaper that President Donald Trump’s goal of forcing the rest of the world not to […]

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Image copyright Getty Images The wife of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Officials confirmed on Wednesday that Mrs Assad was receiving treatment for an early-stage malignant tumour. Born and raised in London, the Syrian first lady has been a highly controversial figure. She was one of twelve people placed […]

Welsh tourist ‘stuck in Dubai’ over £36k speeding fine

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Farah Hashi was visiting friends in Dubai when he was repeatedly caught speeding The family of a Welsh tourist who was fined £36,000 ($46,000) for speeding in a Lamborghini say he is being forced to stay in Dubai. Farah Hashi, 25, from Newport, cannot afford the fines, his […]