Saudi Arabia crash: Six Britons killed and four injured

Saudi Arabia crash: Six Britons killed and four injured

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The group were travelling between Medina and Mecca when the fatal crash happened Six Britons have been killed in a road crash in Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office says. It is understood the dead, including a newborn baby, were involved in a minibus crash on a pilgrimage to Mecca. […]

Tehran fire: Many feared dead as high-rise collapses

Media captionState TV was broadcasting live as the building collapsed Many firefighters are feared dead after a landmark high-rise building in Iran’s capital, Tehran, caught fire and collapsed, state media report. Two hundred had battled the blaze in the 17-storey Plasco building for several hours before it fell to the ground in a matter of […]

Israeli policeman and Bedouin killed during clashes over demolitions

Israeli policeman and Bedouin killed during clashes over demolitions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Locals accused police of using excessive force to remove the protesters Two people have been killed in southern Israel during a confrontation between police and Bedouin villagers over the demolition of illegally built homes. Police said an officer was killed in a car-ramming attack in Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev […]

Israeli policeman and Bedouin killed in clashes over demolitions

Israeli policeman and Bedouin killed in clashes over demolitions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Locals accused police of using excessive force to remove the protesters Two people have been killed in southern Israel during a confrontation between police and Bedouin villagers over the demolition of illegally built homes. Police said an officer was killed in a car-ramming attack in Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev […]

Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list

Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mohamed Aboutrika alienated some of his fans when he publicly endorsed Mohamed Morsi’s 2012 presidential bid Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which […]

Syria conflict: IS assault halts Deir al-Zour aid drops

Syria conflict: IS assault halts Deir al-Zour aid drops

Image copyright SARC Image caption The WFP has carried out 177 air drops over government-held Deir al-Zour since last April The World Food Programme has suspended air drops of aid to the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zour, which is besieged by so-called Islamic State (IS). A spokeswoman said heavy fighting between Syrian government forces […]

No going back on Iran nuclear deal, Rouhani warns Trump

No going back on Iran nuclear deal, Rouhani warns Trump

Image copyright AP Image caption Hassan Rouhani said Donald Trump was unlikely to act on his threats once in the White House Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, has dismissed US President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of the nuclear deal that it signed with world powers. Mr Trump has described the agreement – implemented a year ago – […]

Libyan wins right to sue ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw

Libyan wins right to sue ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw

Image copyright Getty Images Ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw faces being sued over allegations of abduction and torture brought by a former Libyan dissident. Abdul-Hakim Belhaj claims MI6, which Mr Straw was then responsible for, helped the US kidnap him in Bangkok in 2004 to return him and his wife to Tripoli. The Supreme Court backed […]

Egypt police killed in attack on desert checkpoint

Egypt police killed in attack on desert checkpoint

At least eight policemen have been killed in an attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s Western Desert. The interior ministry said two of the assailants were also killed when forces at the Naqb checkpoint, about 80km (50 miles) from Kharga city, fought back. It was not clear who was responsible, but the ministry blamed […]