Yemen conflict: ‘Deadly air strike’ near school

Yemen conflict: ‘Deadly air strike’ near school

A Saudi-led coalition air strike is reported to have killed five people near a primary school in north Yemen. Two children were among the dead in the Nihm district, which is held by the rebel Houthi movement, medical and security sources told AFP news agency. Initially the rebel-controlled Saba news agency put the death toll […]

Yemen conflict: Primary school ‘hit in air strike’

Yemen conflict: Primary school ‘hit in air strike’

A Saudi-led coalition air strike is reported to have killed five people at a primary school in northern Yemen. Two children were among the dead in the Nihm district, which is held by the rebel Houthi movement, medical and security sources told AFP news agency. The rebel-controlled Saba news agency put the initial death toll […]

Islamic State attack victims’ families sue Twitter

Islamic State attack victims’ families sue Twitter

Image copyright California State University via Reuters Image caption Nohemi Gonzalez was in Paris on a study-abroad programme in November 2015 The families of two US victims of Islamic State attacks in Brussels and Paris are suing Twitter for “having knowingly provided material support and resources” to the jihadist group. The lawsuit, filed in a […]

United Arab Emirates to invest $163bn in renewables

United Arab Emirates to invest $163bn in renewables

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abu Dhabi has been at the forefront of the UAE’s push to plough resources into renewables The United Arab Emirates has said that it intends to invest $163bn (£134bn) in projects to generate half of the nation’s power needs from renewables. The major oil producing Gulf state is hoping to […]

Iran Rafsanjani death: Huge crowds at ex-president’s funeral

Iran Rafsanjani death: Huge crowds at ex-president’s funeral

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands have poured into the streets around Tehran University Hundreds of thousands of Iranians have turned out in the capital, Tehran, for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led the prayers at the ceremony. Rafsanjani, president from 1989 to 1997, died of a […]

Iran Rafsanjani death: Thousands due to attend ex-president’s funeral

Iran Rafsanjani death: Thousands due to attend ex-president’s funeral

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Rafsanjani was a key backer of current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Hundreds of thousands of Iranians are expected to fill the streets of the capital Tehran for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The ceremony is due to begin with prayers performed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali […]

Syrian war: Assad says Aleppo bombing was justified

Syrian war: Assad says Aleppo bombing was justified

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Aleppo has been left devastated after nearly six years of war Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the bombing of eastern Aleppo, which his forces recaptured from rebels last month, was justified. “This is the price sometimes, but at the end, the people are liberated from the terrorists,” he told […]

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Tributes for ex-Iran President

Media captionMr Rafsanjani served as Iran’s president from 1989 to 1997 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has led tributes to former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has died at the age of 82. Ayatollah Khamenei hailed a “companion of struggle” despite their differences, saying this was a “difficult” loss. President Hassan Rouhani praised Mr […]

Snake on a plane cancels Emirates flight to Dubai

Snake on a plane cancels Emirates flight to Dubai

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of an albino Burmese python – the snake from the cancelled flight was not available for a photoshoot An Emirates flight from Oman to Dubai was cancelled after staff found a snake on the plane. Flight EK0863 from Muscat was grounded after baggage handlers found the serpent […]

Egypt police station suicide attack kills eight in Sinai

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces are often attacked in North Sinai At least eight people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a police station in North Sinai, Egypt. Reports say the bomber rammed the building in el-Arish with a lorry filled with explosives. Militants then opened fire on the station. […]