Radiohead defy critics to play Israel

Radiohead defy critics to play Israel

Image copyright EPA Image caption “Playing in a country isn’t the same as endorsing its government,” said Thom Yorke Radiohead have defied critics, and supporters of a cultural boycott, to play a gig in Israel on Wednesday. In fact, the group played their longest show since 2006, playing 27 songs and two encores at Tel […]

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran over missile tests

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran over missile tests

Image copyright AP Image caption The US says Iran’s missile tests are in defiance of UN resolutions The US has announced fresh sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme and what it says is Iran’s support for terror organisations. The US state department said 18 entities or individuals would be affected by the new […]

Mosul: Iraq troops ‘detain German girl who joined IS’

Mosul: Iraq troops ‘detain German girl who joined IS’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 5,000 buildings in Mosul’s Old City were damaged during the battle, the UN says German prosecutors are investigating whether a 16-year-old German girl is among a group of suspected members of so-called Islamic State held in Mosul. She was reportedly found by troops in a tunnel under the […]

Saudi police question miniskirt video woman

Saudi police question miniskirt video woman

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The video of “Khulood” walking around Ushayqir was shared initially on Snapchat Saudi police have questioned a young woman who appeared in a video wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public. State TV said the woman who “dressed in indecent clothing” in Ushayqir had been “referred to the public prosecutor”. […]

Iranian President Rouhani’s brother ‘released on bail’

Iranian President Rouhani’s brother ‘released on bail’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hossein Ferydoun has always denied any wrongdoing The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been released after being detained for two days by police, Iranian media say. Hossein Ferydoun was freed on Monday night after reportedly paying millions of dollars of bail. Mr Ferydoun is believed to have been […]

Soldier who killed US trainers jailed for life

Soldier who killed US trainers jailed for life

Military court in Jordan sentences soldier to life in prison for killing three US trainers at air base last year This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a […]

Egypt Cairo: Deadly battle between police and island ‘squatters’

Egypt Cairo: Deadly battle between police and island ‘squatters’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Local people ran for cover when tear gas was released One person has been killed in the Egyptian capital Cairo in clashes between police and alleged squatters on an island in the River Nile. Police met resistance when they went to demolish buildings that had allegedly been constructed illegally. They […]

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother detained

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother detained

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hossein Ferydoun has always denied any wrongdoing The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Ferydoun, has been detained, a judiciary spokesman says. Mr Ferydoun failed to meet the bail terms on unspecified financial issues and was taken to prison. He has been linked to officials at the centre of […]

Israeli police killed in attack near Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police killed in attack near Jerusalem holy site

Media captionThe attackers were shot dead after being pursued into the sacred compound Two Israeli policemen have been killed and a third wounded in a shooting attack near a sacred site in Jerusalem. They were shot by three Israeli Arabs close to the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as […]