Saudi billionaire Twitter investor freed after settlement

Saudi billionaire Twitter investor freed after settlement

Media captionSaudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal gives tour of luxury ‘jail’ One of the world’s richest men, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has been released two months after being detained in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge. He was freed after a financial settlement was approved by the state prosecutor, an official said. Prince Alwaleed was held […]

Israel criticises Poland over proposed Holocaust law

Israel criticises Poland over proposed Holocaust law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, died at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised a proposed bill that would make it illegal to describe Nazi death camps as Polish. “I strongly oppose it. One cannot change history and the Holocaust cannot […]

Saudi billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal freed after paying settlement

Saudi billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal freed after paying settlement

Media captionSaudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal gives tour of luxury ‘jail’ One of the world’s richest men, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has been released two months after being detained in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge. He was freed after a financial settlement was approved by the state prosecutor, an official said. Prince Alwaleed was held […]

Saudi Arabia elites released after paying corruption settlements

Saudi Arabia elites released after paying corruption settlements

Media captionA Canada-based businessman tells the BBC about how Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption drive is being conducted. Some of Saudi Arabia’s most powerful men, detained in November in an anti-corruption purge, have been released. Among those set free are Waleed al-Ibrahim, the head of MBC television network, and Khalid al-Tuwaijiri, a former chief of the royal […]

Trump threatens to stop aid to Palestinians

Trump threatens to stop aid to Palestinians

Media captionTrump: “I don’t know that [peace talks] will ever take place” US President Donald Trump has threatened to halt aid to the Palestinians if they do not agree to take part in peace talks. The state department confirmed he was talking about aid for economic and security assistance. Mr Trump accused the Palestinians of […]

Syria war: Kurds call on Damascus to defend against Turks

Syria war: Kurds call on Damascus to defend against Turks

Media captionDisplaced Syrians say Turkish-led forces have been shelling civilians in Afrin Kurdish authorities in Syria’s northern Afrin enclave have called on Syrian troops to defend the region’s border, as a Turkish offensive continues there. They said the “aim of this (Turkish) aggression is to cut more Syrian land by occupying Afrin”. Turkish-led forces began […]

Israel fossil rewrites human migration

Israel fossil rewrites human migration

Image copyright Israel Hershkovitz, Tel Aviv Uni Image caption The teeth are in the upper size range of what’s seen in modern humans Researchers have identified the remains of the earliest known modern humans to have left Africa. New dating of fossils from Israel indicates that our species (Homo sapiens) lived outside Africa around 185,000 […]

Trump casts doubt on Middle East peace talks

Trump casts doubt on Middle East peace talks

Media captionTrump: “I don’t know that [peace talks] will ever take place” US President Donald Trump has questioned whether peace talks with Israel will ever resume, blaming the Palestinians. Mr Trump said Palestinians had “disrespected” the US in the wake of his controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “Respect has to be shown […]

Syria war: Germany suspends upgrade to Turkey tanks

Syria war: Germany suspends upgrade to Turkey tanks

Image copyright AFP Image caption There has been criticism of Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria from across the political spectrum in Germany The German government has put plans on hold to upgrade German-made tanks used by Turkey amid a public outcry over a Turkish offensive in northern Syria. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the decision […]

Last major challenger to Sisi pulls out

Last major challenger to Sisi pulls out

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Khaled Ali said many of his campaign members had been arrested A leading human rights lawyer has quit Egypt’s presidential race, saying his supporters were being intimidated and the electoral process was corrupt. Khaled Ali is the latest high profile figure to pull out from the 26-28 March elections, […]