Syria war: ‘Deal struck’ to take critically injured out of Douma

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A deal has been reached to allow seriously injured people to leave the besieged Eastern Ghouta region A deal has been reached to evacuate critically injured people from Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, reports say. The agreement follows negotiations between the rebel group Jaish […]

Gaza-Israel violence: Israel warns of action inside Gaza

Gaza-Israel violence: Israel warns of action inside Gaza

Media captionClashes took place along Gaza’s border with Israel The Israeli military has warned it could take action against “terrorist targets” inside the Gaza Strip. Brig Gen Ronen Manelis told journalists that Hamas – the militant group that controls Gaza – was using Palestinian protests as a cover for launching attacks on Israel. Palestinian leader […]

Gaza-Israel border: Palestinians mourn border dead

Gaza-Israel border: Palestinians mourn border dead

Media captionClashes took place along Gaza’s border with Israel Palestinians are observing a day of national mourning for at least 16 people killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers at the Gaza border on Friday. Hundreds more were wounded as Palestinians began a wave of protests, demanding a right to return to former family homes in […]

Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo complain about losing UK citizenship

Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo complain about losing UK citizenship

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces Two Britons accused of being Islamic State members have complained they will not get a fair trial because the UK government has stripped them of their citizenship. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from west London, were […]

Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured’

Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured’

Media captionClashes took place along Gaza’s border with Israel Palestinian officials say at least 16 people have been killed by Israeli forces and hundreds more wounded during protests at the Gaza-Israeli border. Thousands had marched to the border at the start of a six-week protest, dubbed the Great March of Return. The Israeli military said […]

Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave 12 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured’

Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave 12 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured’

Media captionClashes took place along Gaza’s border with Israel Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israeli border at the start of a six-week protest. The Palestinian health ministry says at least 12 people have been killed and 750 wounded, many of them by Israeli gunfire. The Israeli military reported “rioting” at […]

Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave five Palestinians dead and hundreds injured’

Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave five Palestinians dead and hundreds injured’

Media captionShots rang out as Palestinians gathered at the border Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week protest. The Palestinian health ministry says at least eight people have been killed and 750 wounded, many of them by Israeli gunfire. The Israeli military reported “rioting” […]

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Palestinians march to mark Land Day east of Gaza City Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest. Palestinian officials say a number have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, after earlier reporting the death of a farmer due to […]

Shelling ‘kills Palestinian’ in Gaza

Shelling ‘kills Palestinian’ in Gaza

Image copyright EPA Image caption The border was already in a state of heightened tension ahead of planned Palestinian protests A Palestinian farmer has been killed and a second person wounded by Israeli artillery fire, Palestinian health officials and residents say. The strike happened early on Friday near the town of Khan Yunis, in southern […]

Egypt election: Sisi set to win second term as president

Egypt election: Sisi set to win second term as president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters of President Sisi celebrated even before the polls closed on Wednesday Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second four-year term, preliminary results suggest. State media said Mr Sisi had secured a landslide victory against his sole challenger, Moussa Mustafa Moussa, winning more than 90% of […]