Iran blames Gulf foes for deadly Ahvaz attack

Media captionThe moment gunmen open fire on an Iranian military parade Iranian leaders have accused US-backed Gulf states of being behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including a child. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “puppets of the US” were trying to “create insecurity” in Iran. Gunmen opened fire at […]

British ‘pharmacist who joined IS’ is detained in Syria

Image copyright Gety Image caption The man was captured in Deir al-Zour, where US and Syrian Democratic Forces are fighting IS militants A British man who says he is a pharmacist from Birmingham has been detained in Syria on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State group. Kurdish forces captured Anwar Miah in […]

Maldives election: Voting begins in controversial poll

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India fears close ties between the incumbent government of Abdulla Yameen and China The Maldives has started to vote in a heavily-criticised election that will be closely watched by India and China. The Indian Ocean archipelago is best-known overseas for its clear waters and high-end resorts but its government […]

Brexit: Labour ‘would back members’ on new vote, says leadership

Image copyright Reuters The Labour leadership has said it would be ready to back another Brexit referendum if party members want one. Leader Jeremy Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror he was not calling for a new vote but would “adhere to” any decision made at this week’s party conference. And deputy leader Tom Watson, speaking […]

Long watch: What drives a mother to cross South America on foot?

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Switzerland considers tighter rules on sustainable ‘fair food’

Image caption Local, high-quality food is already popular – but will the Swiss pay more for ethical farming? Switzerland is going to the polls on Sunday, in not one but two votes which campaigners say will promote ethical and sustainable food. The votes follow scandals in the last few years over horse meat in lasagne […]

Brexit: Labour ‘must listen’ to members on new vote, says Tom Watson

Image copyright Reuters Labour should be prepared to back demands for a new Brexit referendum, deputy leader Tom Watson has said. He told the Observer he would prefer Brexit to be debated in an election but if members favour another public vote, their views must be respected. A poll for the paper suggests 86% of […]

Iran blames Gulf rivals for deadly Ahvaz attack

Media captionThe moment gunmen open fire on an Iranian military parade Iranian leaders have accused US-backed Gulf states of being behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including a child. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “puppets of the US” were trying to “create insecurity” in Iran. Gunmen opened fire at […]

Brett Kavanaugh: Judge accuser agrees to testify next week

Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify against him next week. Lawyers for Dr Christine Blasey Ford said she had accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee’s request to appear before them to be […]

Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster

Image copyright HBO Image caption Game of Thrones is one of Sky’s most popular shows US cable giant Comcast has submitted the highest bid in the auction for broadcaster Sky, valuing the company at more than £30bn. Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch’s Fox in a rare blind auction process set by the UK’s Takeover Panel. The […]

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