Yemen war: Air strike on hotel outside Sanaa ‘leaves 30 dead’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The roof of the two-storey hotel in the Arhab area collapsed following the air strike At least 30 people have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, local medics and an aid group say. Witnesses said warplanes had bombed a hotel in […]

Yemen war: Air strike on hotel outside Sanaa ‘leaves 30 dead’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The roof of the two-storey hotel in the Arhab area collapsed following the air strike At least 30 people have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, local medics and an aid group say. Witnesses said warplanes had bombed a hotel in […]

Egypt criticises US decision to withhold military aid

Image copyright AFP Image caption No reason was given for the cancellation of Sameh Shoukry’s meeting with Jared Kushner Egypt has criticised the United States after it reportedly withheld $195m (£152m) in military aid and cut $96m in other aid over human rights concerns. An Egyptian foreign ministry statement said the move – which has […]

IS conflict: Iraqi forces enter outskirts of Tal Afar

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Shia-dominated paramilitary Popular Mobilisation force is supporting security units Iraqi forces have fought their way into the outskirts of the city of Tal Afar, one of so-called Islamic State’s last remaining strongholds in the country. Counter-terrorism units entered the south-western Kifah district on Tuesday, the military said. IS militants […]

Syria war: ‘Dozens of civilians killed’ in Raqqa air strikes

Image copyright Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently Image caption Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently posted photos it said showed the destruction in Badu US-led coalition air strikes have killed dozens of civilians in the Syrian city of Raqqa over the past 24 hours, activists and state media say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported […]

IS conflict: Iraq army makes advances on Tal Afar

Media captionThe Shia-led paramilitary Popular Mobilisation force is taking part in the battle for Tal Afar The Iraqi army says it has taken a number of villages on the outskirts of Tal Afar, one of the last urban strongholds held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the country. A major offensive to retake the northern […]

Syria war: Russian jets ‘destroy IS convoy near Deir al-Zour’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia launched an air campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad two years ago Dozens of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants are reported to have been killed in a Russian air strike near the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zour. Russia’s defence ministry said at least 200 jihadists had […]

IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraq forces have targeted Tal Afar since they retook Mosul last month, after a lengthy battle Iraqi ground forces have begun an operation to retake Tal Afar, one of the last cities in the country held by the Islamic State group, officials say. In a televised speech announcing the offensive […]

Lebanese army recaptures third of IS stronghold of Ras Baalbek

Image copyright lebarmy.gov.lb Image caption The Lebanese army posted an image as a “salute” to the victims of Thursday’s Barcelona attack The Lebanese army has recaptured a third of a key region near its north-eastern border with Syria from so-called Islamic State, officials say. Government troops launched an offensive in Ras Baalbek, the last remaining […]

Mehdi Karroubi: Iran opposition leader ends hunger strike

Image copyright Mohammad Karoubi Image caption Mehdi Karroubi had an operation to fit a pacemaker in early August, when this photo was taken An Iranian opposition leader held under house arrest since 2011 has ended his hunger strike after the authorities accepted one of his two demands. Mehdi Karroubi, 79, stopped eating and drinking on […]

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