IS suicide bomb kills 48 Yemen soldiers in payday queue

IS suicide bomb kills 48 Yemen soldiers in payday queue

Image copyright AP A suicide bomber has killed at least 48 soldiers and wounded another 84 in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. The soldiers were queuing up to receive salaries near al-Sawlaban military base when the attacker struck. The bomber immersed himself in the crowd of soldiers at the base in al-Arish district, […]

Aleppo battle: Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses

Aleppo battle: Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six buses were attacked and torched Several buses en route to evacuate the sick and injured from two government-held villages in Syria’s Idlib province have been burned by rebels. The convoy was travelling to Foah and Kefraya, besieged by rebel fighters. Pro-government forces […]

IS suicide bomb kills 40 Yemen soldiers in payday queue

IS suicide bomb kills 40 Yemen soldiers in payday queue

Image copyright AFP Image caption A soldier stands at the site of the blast A suicide bomber has killed at least 40 soldiers and wounded many more in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. Reports say the soldiers were queuing up to receive salaries near a military base when the attacker struck. The bomber […]

Israel’s Moshe Katsav to be freed on parole

Israel’s Moshe Katsav to be freed on parole

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moshe Katsav was the first former Israeli head of state to be sent to prison Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav is to be freed on parole five years after being jailed for rape. An Israeli parole board ruled on Sunday that Katsav, 71, could walk free next week after serving […]

Gunmen kill five in Jordan attack

Gunmen kill five in Jordan attack

Gunmen have attacked police patrols in the Jordanian city of Karak killing five people and injuring several others, security sources say. One unconfirmed report said a female Canadian tourist was among the dead. A manhunt has been launched around an ancient castle in the city. No group has admitted carrying out the attacks. Jordan is […]

Aleppo evacuation: UN Security Council to vote on sending observers

Aleppo evacuation: UN Security Council to vote on sending observers

Image copyright EPA Image caption A Syrian woman demands action in front of the UN’s offices in Amman, Jordan The UN Security Council will vote on Sunday on whether to send observers to the stricken Syrian city of Aleppo. France has proposed that officials should monitor evacuation efforts and report on the protection of civilians. […]

Yemen suicide bomb kills at least 30 soldiers in payday queue

Yemen suicide bomb kills at least 30 soldiers in payday queue

Image copyright AFP Image caption A soldier stands at the site of the blast A suicide bomber has killed at least 30 soldiers and wounded many more in the southern port city of Aden in Yemen. Reports say the soldiers were queuing up to receive salaries near a military base when the attacker struck. The […]

Hamas accuses Israel of killing its Tunisian drone expert

Hamas accuses Israel of killing its Tunisian drone expert

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas claims one of its drone experts, a Tunisian, has been murdered by Israel The Palestinian militant group Hamas has blamed Israel for the death of a Tunisian national it described as one of its drone experts. Mohamed Zaouari, 49, was shot dead at the wheel of his car outside […]

Iran among Oscars foreign film contenders

Iran among Oscars foreign film contenders

Image copyright Sony Pictures Classics Image caption Germany’s comedy drama Toni Erdmann stars Sandra Huller and Peter Simonischek Nine movies have been put forward for the next stage of the contest for best foreign-language film at the Oscars. They include the Golden Globe-nominated Toni Erdmann from Germany and The Salesman from Iran. But there is […]

Aleppo evacuation: Thousands wait to leave as new deal reached

Aleppo evacuation: Thousands wait to leave as new deal reached

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Aid workers say children are among those waiting in freezing temperatures in east Aleppo Trapped civilians and rebels are waiting to leave east Aleppo in Syria after a new deal was reportedly reached for evacuations to resume. Government and rebel sources say the agreement will allow people to leave several […]