Syria war: War crimes committed in Eastern Ghouta battle – UN

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 1,700 people were killed in the government offensive on the Eastern Ghouta this year Syrian pro-government forces committed a crime against humanity and war crimes during their siege of the Eastern Ghouta region, UN investigators say. A new report says troops caused serious mental and physical suffering to the […]

Gaza rocket barrage triggers Israeli air strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel said its fighter jets struck a number of Hamas military compounds Israeli jets have struck Palestinian militant positions in the Gaza Strip after rockets and mortars were fired into Israel, the Israeli military says. Twenty-five targets linked to the Hamas movement were hit overnight in response to a barrage […]

Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket and mortar fire

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Israeli military says the country’s Iron Dome anti-missile shield intercepted seven rockets Israeli jets have hit militant positions in Gaza after Palestinians fired rockets and mortars into Israeli territory, the Israeli military said. The military said 25 targets linked to the militant Hamas movement were hit, in response to […]

Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UAE said pro-government forces had “destroyed” the Houthis’ defences around the airport Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE’s state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large […]

Syrian migrant admits anti-Semitic attack

Media captionFootage shows the attack in the Prenzlauer Berg area of Berlin A migrant from Syria has admitted in court that he attacked an Israeli man wearing a skullcap in Berlin. The 19-year-old man lashed out with his belt at the man in broad daylight in a street in the German capital. The young migrant […]

Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gonen Segev is charged with “assisting an enemy during a time of war” and espionage Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by […]

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: 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 […]

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