Islamic State group: Civilians evacuated from last Syria enclave

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Syrian Democratic Forces said it did not know how many people the lorries were carrying Civilians have been evacuated from the last village in Syria still held by the Islamic State (IS) group. At least 15 lorries carrying men, women and children were seen leaving Baghuz, near the Iraqi […]

Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public prosecutor

Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public prosecutor

Image copyright AFP Image caption Several of the accused said at their trial that they had been tortured by security forces Egypt has executed nine men convicted of killing the country’s top public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in 2015. The men were among 28 sentenced to death for their alleged involvement in the car bomb attack […]

Shamima Begum case: I have one citizenship, says IS bride

Media captionShamima Begum: ‘I got tricked and I was hoping someone would have sympathy with me’ Shamima Begum – the teenager who fled London to join Islamic State – has said she only has “one citizenship” and it was wrong for the UK to revoke it without speaking to her first. It is only possible […]

IS: Lorries evacuate civilians from last Syria enclave

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Syrian Democratic Forces said it did not know how many people the lorries were carrying Lorries have begun evacuating civilians from the last village in Syria still held by the Islamic State (IS) group. Journalists on the front line saw at least 15 vehicles carrying men, women and children […]

Netanyahu and the allegations of corruption

Final lists of candidates will be drawn up in Israel this week ahead of the country’s general election in April. It’s an important moment in the run up to the ballot – giving a clearer picture about how the political parties are positioned. Fighting to hold on to the premiership, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has […]

IS ‘trapping 200 families’ in last bastion in Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 20,000 people who have fled Baghuz in recent weeks have been taken to a camp The UN has expressed concern about the fate of some 200 families reportedly trapped in the last tiny area of Syria still held by the Islamic State group. Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said […]

India-Pakistan crisis: Saudi Arabia aims to de-escalate tensions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – known as MBS – is on a high-profile tour of Asia Saudi Arabia has said it will work to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan, ahead of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s arrival in Delhi. The prince, known as MBS, is on a […]

The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war

After years of people fleeing Syria and its civil war, there are now long queues to enter the country each day. Jordan opened its Jaber border crossing last October after Syrian government troops defeated rebels who had controlled the other side. Now several thousand people pass through each day. They include small-scale merchants reviving cross-border […]

Shamima Begum: ‘I didn’t want to be IS poster girl’

Media captionShamima Begum: ‘The poster girl thing was not my choice’ Shamima Begum – the schoolgirl who fled London to join the Islamic State group in Syria – has said she never wanted to be an IS “poster girl”. Ms Begum, who has just given birth, said she now wants the UK’s forgiveness and supports […]

Yemen war: Parties agree Hudaydah port withdrawal plan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hudaydah is a lifeline port for millions on the brink of famine Yemen’s government and the rebel Houthi movement have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal of forces around the key port of Hudaydah, the UN says. A statement said the two sides had made “important progress on […]

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