Syria war: Iraqi militias blame US for deadly border strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces retook the eastern border town of Albu Kamal in November An Iraqi paramilitary force has accused the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group of killing 22 of its fighters in an air strike in eastern Syria. However, the coalition says it did not carry out […]

England take on Tunisia in first match

Media playback is not supported on this device Harry Kane scores England’s first goal of World Cup Captain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as England battled to victory over Tunisia in their opening game of the World Cup. Kane nodded home from close range in the 91st minute following Harry Maguire’s flick-on […]

Syria war: Government blames US for deadly air strike in east

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces retook the eastern border town of Albu Kamal in November Syrian state media say US-led coalition aircraft bombed pro-government forces near the border with Iraq on Sunday, leaving a number of people dead. A military source was cited as saying a position near Albu Kamal, in Deir […]

Yemen war: Battle rages over Hudaydah airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Yemeni pro-government offensive on Hudaydah began on Wednesday Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key port city of Hudaydah. They have also been fighting Houthi rebels on the ground with mortar fire. The pro-government forces said […]

Yemen war: Government troops ‘capture Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Government forces have said they will not attack the port of Hudaydah Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition say they have captured the airport of the main port city of Hudaydah from Houthi rebels. The military said engineers were now checking the surrounding area for mines. The Houthis have […]

World Cup 2018: Uruguay score late winner to beat Egypt 1-0

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018 highlights: Egypt 0-1 Uruguay Uruguay snatched a late winner as they began their World Cup campaign with a dramatic victory over Egypt, who left Mohamed Salah on the bench. Jose Gimenez headed powerfully into the net in the 90th minute as he met Carlos […]

King of Morocco orders country to bid for 2030 World Cup

King Mohammed VI of Morocco wants the nation to make a sixth bid to host the World Cup The King of Morocco has instructed his country to bid to host the 2030 World Cup. The announcement comes after the nation lost the vote to host the tournament in 2026 to the combined bid from USA, […]

World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah not in Egypt XI to face Uruguay

Mohamed Salah (third left) scored 44 goals for Liverpool in all competitions in 2017-18 BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One at 12:30 BST; listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is on the bench for […]

Yemen war: UN calls for vital port of Hudaydah to stay open

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pro-government forces are trying to wrest Hudaydah from Houthi rebels The UN Security Council has reiterated its call for the rebel-held Yemeni port of Hudaydah to remain open after urgent talks on the Saudi-backed offensive. However, the council rejected a call by member state Sweden for an immediate halt to […]