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Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

Media captionIs a slap terrorism? A Palestinian teenage girl filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has gone on trial in an Israeli military court in a case which has split public opinion. Ahed Tamimi, 17, is charged with 12 offences, including assaulting security forces and incitement to violence. If convicted, she could face a lengthy jail […]

Trump warns Israel that settlements ‘complicate’ peace hopes

Trump warns Israel that settlements ‘complicate’ peace hopes

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was strongly welcomed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu US President Donald Trump has said Israeli settlements “complicate” the peace process with Palestinians and urged “care” over the issue. He also told an Israeli newspaper that he did not believe the Palestinians, and […]

Kavous Seyed-Emami: Iran environmentalist’s death was suicide, Iran says

Kavous Seyed-Emami: Iran environmentalist’s death was suicide, Iran says

Image copyright Samid Lotfi/Courtesy CHRI Image caption Mr Seyed-Emami’s death has caused widespread shock in Iran Iran’s judiciary says a prominent Iranian environmentalist in a Tehran prison killed himself because of the evidence against him in a spying case. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, a dual Canadian national, was arrested last month. His son said he did […]

Israeli air strikes against Syria ‘biggest since 1982’

Israeli air strikes against Syria ‘biggest since 1982’

Media captionWhat happened? Israel says it has inflicted huge damage on Syrian air defences after one of its fighter jets was brought down during a raid over Syria. The response was the “most significant attack” of its kind against Syria since the 1982 Lebanon war, said senior Israeli air force general Tomer Bar. The F-16 […]

Saudi women should not have to wear abaya robes, top cleric says

Saudi women should not have to wear abaya robes, top cleric says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Saudi women have to wear the abaya by law where they might be seen by a man who is not a relative Saudi women should not have to wear the abaya, a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public, a top religious cleric has said. Sheikh Abdullah […]

Victim’s mother: IS duo should face trial

Victim’s mother: IS duo should face trial

Image copyright KOTEY/FAMILY HANDOUT Image caption Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh were the last two members of the cell at large Two British fighters believed to have been part of a cell of the Islamic State group that beheaded hostages should face trial, relatives of some of the cell’s alleged victims have said. […]

Syria war: Last of British IS ‘Beatles’ gang captured by Kurds

Syria war: Last of British IS ‘Beatles’ gang captured by Kurds

Image copyright KOTEY/FAMILY HANDOUT Image caption Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh were the last two members of the cell at large Two British men believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State group (IS) cell have been seized by Syrian Kurdish fighters, US officials say. Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, […]

Syria war: Assault on besieged Eastern Ghouta kills 200 in four days

Syria war: Assault on besieged Eastern Ghouta kills 200 in four days

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US said it was “appalled” by the escalating violence in the Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere Four days of intense Syrian government strikes on a besieged rebel-held area outside Damascus are reported to have killed more than 200 civilians. A monitoring group and opposition activists said at least 54 people, […]

Briton who fought Islamic State group faces terror charge

Briton who fought Islamic State group faces terror charge

Image copyright Getty Images A British man who fought against so-called Islamic State is to be charged with a terror offence. Ex-soldier Jim Matthews, 43, of London, travelled to Syria and fought with the Kurdish forces, the YPG. Mr Matthews will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 14 February to be charged with one count […]

Syria war: Assad’s government accuses US of massacre

Syria war: Assad’s government accuses US of massacre

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US-allied SDF fighters control territory east of the River Euphrates Syria has accused the US of carrying out a “brutal massacre” with a bombing attack in Deir al-Zour province. The overnight strikes killed an estimated 100 pro-government fighters near the Euphrates river. The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it […]

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