Yemen war: Iran denies supplying rebel missile fired at Riyadh

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Houthi-aligned media released images of the missile fired towards Saudi Arabia Iran says accusations by Saudi Arabia and the US that it supplied the missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels at Riyadh on Tuesday are “baseless”. A foreign ministry spokesman said Iran had “no arms links with Yemen” and that […]

Yemen rebel missile fired at Riyadh ‘bears hallmarks’ of Iran

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Houthi media released images of the missile it says was fired towards Saudi Arabia A missile fired from Yemen at the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, bears the hallmarks of a weapon provided by Iran, the US ambassador to the UN has said. Nikki Haley said Iran’s actions threatened to drag […]

Yemen rebel ballistic missile ‘intercepted over Riyadh’

Image copyright Almasirah Image caption The Houthi movement unveiled the Burkan 2 missile in February 2017 The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels says it has intercepted a ballistic missile near Riyadh, Saudi state media report. Witnesses in the Saudi capital posted pictures on social media showing a cloud of smoke in the air, and […]

Palestinian girl arrested after troops ‘slapped’ in video

Image copyright Nariman Tamimi Image caption The incident happened at the entrance to the family’s home Israeli security forces have arrested a Palestinian girl apparently filmed hitting Israeli soldiers during protests in the occupied West Bank. The girl – identified by her family as Ahed Tamimi, 17 – is accused of assault and taking part […]

Hundreds of dead sharks wash up on Iranian island

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The sharks are thought to have been killed for their fins Hundreds of dead sharks have been found washed up on the shores of Iran’s Shif island. Some fishermen catch the sharks for their fins, which are believed to have medicinal properties, officials say. After cutting off the fins, […]

Jerusalem: US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump’s declaration

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nikki Haley said the US had been “forced to defend its sovereignty” The US has vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The text put forward by Egypt affirmed that any decisions on the status of Jerusalem […]

Syria war: Situation in Eastern Ghouta at ‘critical point’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Food shortages have led to the acute malnutrition rate among children rising to 11.9% The situation in a besieged rebel-held area near Syria’s capital has reached a “critical point”, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned. Scores of civilians have been killed or injured in the Eastern Ghouta […]

Uber driver arrested after Briton murdered in Lebanon

Image copyright Family handout Police in Lebanon have arrested an Uber driver in connection with the murder of a British woman in Beirut. The body of Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the British Embassy in the city, was found by a motorway on Saturday. The arrested man was 35 and has served several prison sentences, […]

Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Unknown gunmen have killed the mayor of Libya’s port city Misrata after reportedly chasing his car and kidnapping him. Mayor Mohamad Eshtewi’s body was found dumped in the street not long after returning to the city from an official visit to Turkey. Libya’s third-largest city is reputed to be safer and more stable than most […]

Lebanon murder inquiry arrest after UK woman’s death

Image copyright Family handout Police in Lebanon investigating the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut have arrested a man, a source has said. Rebecca Dykes’s body was found on the side of a motorway on Saturday. She had been strangled, the BBC was told by police sources, who […]

1 34 35 36 37 38 134