UK FM to urge Iran to free jailed Briton

UK FM to urge Iran to free jailed Briton

Image copyright PA Boris Johnson will urge Iran to free British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from jail when he visits Tehran. The foreign secretary is expected to travel to Iran in the next few days. Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been in prison since April 2016 after being accused of spying. She denies the claim. Supporters of the […]

Argentina judge seeks arrest of ex-leader Cristina Fernández

Argentina judge seeks arrest of ex-leader Cristina Fernández

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged Argentines to stand up for the rule of law A judge in Argentina says he is seeking the arrest of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over accusations she took part in a political cover-up. Ms Fernández, who governed for eight years from December 2007, […]

Trump’s Jerusalem move: US warns against scrapping Abbas talks

Trump’s Jerusalem move: US warns against scrapping Abbas talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption “Pence you are not welcome”, says graffiti in the West Bank city of Bethlehem The US has warned Palestinians against cancelling talks with Vice-President Mike Pence, after Washington recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It would be “counterproductive” to scrap talks between Mr Pence and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas planned […]

Syria war: UN rebukes Russia and Iran over evacuations

Syria war: UN rebukes Russia and Iran over evacuations

Media captionChildren in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta are among those suffering The UN’s humanitarian co-ordinator for Syria has rebuked Russia and Iran for not doing more to give aid agencies access to a besieged rebel enclave. Jan Egeland told the BBC the failure to persuade the Syrian government, their ally, to allow desperately ill children to […]

$450m ‘Leonardo painting’ heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi

$450m ‘Leonardo painting’ heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Media captionThe painting has been cleaned and restored from the image on the left to the one on the right A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum has said. The newly-opened museum announced the news without specifying whether it […]

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

Media captionClashes broke out in Bethlehem At least 17 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. One person is in a critical condition. Mr Trump’s announcement – met with worldwide dismay – reversed […]

Jerusalem status: World condemns Trump’s announcement

Jerusalem status: World condemns Trump’s announcement

Media captionAnalysis: Breaking down what Mr Trump said and what it means for peace Traditional US allies are among a growing chorus condemning President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Saudi Arabia called it “unjustified and irresponsible”, while France and the UK said they did not support the decision. But Israeli PM Benjamin […]

Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump’s announcement

Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump’s announcement

Media captionAnalysis: Breaking down what Mr Trump said and what it means for peace Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed […]

Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, says Donald Trump

Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, says Donald Trump

Media captionTrump says his Jerusalem decision is in the best interests of peace President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The president said the US […]

Jerusalem Trump: US recognition ‘kiss of death’ for peace process

Jerusalem Trump: US recognition ‘kiss of death’ for peace process

Media captionWhy the city of Jerusalem matters An expected announcement by President Donald Trump that the US will become the first country to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been dubbed a “kiss of death” for the Middle East peace process by the Palestinians. But an Israeli minister urged other countries to follow the US […]