Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fireball exploding during an Israeli air strike Three Palestinians are reported to have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, after militants there fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel. Gaza health ministry officials said a pregnant woman and her daughter, aged one, […]

Israeli air strikes ‘kill woman and toddler’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fireball exploding during an Israeli air strike Air strikes by Israel’s military on the Gaza border have killed three people including a pregnant woman and her toddler, the Gaza Health Ministry says. Israel launched strikes on Wednesday after dozens of rockets were fired into Israeli territory by Hamas. Several […]

Welsh tourist ‘stuck in Dubai’ over £36k speeding fine

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Farah Hashi was visiting friends in Dubai when he was repeatedly caught speeding The family of a Welsh tourist who was fined £36,000 ($46,000) for speeding in a Lamborghini say he is being forced to stay in Dubai. Farah Hashi, 25, from Newport, cannot afford the fines, his […]

Iran sanctions: US can’t stop our oil exports, says minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Iranian rial has lost half its value since April Iran’s foreign minister has said the United States will not be able to prevent the country from exporting oil. Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Iran newspaper that President Donald Trump’s goal of forcing the rest of the world not to […]

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Image copyright Getty Images The wife of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Officials confirmed on Wednesday that Mrs Assad was receiving treatment for an early-stage malignant tumour. Born and raised in London, the Syrian first lady has been a highly controversial figure. She was one of twelve people placed […]

Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Image copyright EPA Image caption Relatives of the two men killed reacted with grief and anger The Israeli military has struck a Hamas border post in northern Gaza with a tank shell, killing two members of the Palestinian group’s military wing. The military said the tank responded to shots fired at soldiers from the post. […]

Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Media captionWhat is the Iran nuclear deal? Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hit out at the United States over its reinstatement of economic sanctions. He described the measures, which came into effect overnight, as “psychological warfare” which aimed to “sow division among Iranians”. The sanctions take aim at various sectors, with further punitive action planned […]

US to fully enforce reimposed Iran nuclear sanctions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Donald Trump says the Iran nuclear accord was a “horrible, one-sided deal” President Donald Trump says he will fully enforce the sanctions being reimposed on Iran as a result of the US withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal. Measures targeting Iran’s automotive sector as well as its trade in […]

Dubai tourist racks up £36k in speeding fines in rented supercar

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The British tourist sped down the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai It is not uncommon to run up some hefty bills while on holiday, but one British tourist will be feeling particularly glum this week. The unidentified man racked up tens of thousands of pounds in traffic fines in […]

Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties for urging activists’ release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Samar Badawi, pictured here with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, received an International Women of Courage Award in 2012 Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade with Canada and expelling its ambassador over its “interference” in the kingdom’s domestic affairs. A Saudi foreign ministry statement said it […]