Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump raises concerns

Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump raises concerns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s strong support for Israel is reciprocated, as this placard in Tel Aviv showed in November Egypt has suddenly delayed a vote on its UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank as Donald Trump made his opposition clear. A US official told the BBC that it […]

Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump talks to President Sisi

Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump talks to President Sisi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s strong support for Israel is reciprocated, as this placard in Tel Aviv showed in November Egypt has suddenly delayed a vote on its UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank as Donald Trump intervened in the debate. A US official told the BBC that it […]

Aleppo battle: Syrian city ‘back under government control’

Aleppo battle: Syrian city ‘back under government control’

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 34,000 people have been evacuated since last Thursday The Syrian army says it has retaken full control of Aleppo, following the evacuation of the last group of rebel fighters. In a statement, the army said it had “returned security to Aleppo”. State TV showed footage of what it […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuation operation nears end

Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuation operation nears end

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of private vehicles are being used in the evacuation operation The evacuation of the last remaining civilians and fighters from rebel-held districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo should be completed by Thursday night or Friday, the Red Cross says. The final phase is expected to take place over […]

Mosul battle: Triple car bomb attack kills 23 at market

Mosul battle: Triple car bomb attack kills 23 at market

Image copyright AFP Image caption Human rights groups have accused IS militants of deliberately targeting civilians in Mosul At least 23 people have been killed in a triple car bomb attack by Islamic State militants in an eastern area of Mosul retaken by Iraqi forces. Fifteen civilians were among those killed by the blasts at […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuations resume after 24-hour delay

Media captionLeaving Aleppo: “They started firing in the air” The final phase of the evacuation of rebel-held eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo has restarted, after being stalled for a day. Syrian state TV broadcast pictures of buses leaving the rebel enclave and entering a government-controlled area. A UN official also told Reuters […]

Syria conflict: Delays hamper last Aleppo evacuations

Media captionLeaving Aleppo: “They started firing in the air” The final stage of the evacuation of rebel-held districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo is reportedly facing delays. Opposition activists said a convoy of buses was stuck overnight, forcing people to wait in freezing temperatures with little to eat or drink. State media blamed rebels […]

Iraq bomb attack targets Iranian Kurdish opposition party

Iraq bomb attack targets Iranian Kurdish opposition party

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday’s bomb attack Seven people have been killed and 15 wounded in a bomb attack on the offices of an Iranian Kurdish opposition party in northern Iraq, security sources say. A parked motorcycle and an explosive device were detonated late on Tuesday […]

Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave

Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Civilians and rebel fighters are being transported by bus to rebel-held areas west of Aleppo The Syrian army is calling on the last remaining rebels to leave eastern districts of Aleppo, as the evacuation of their besieged enclave continues. Soldiers reportedly broadcast messages by loudspeaker on Tuesday, warning that they […]

Aleppo evacuation: UN backs sending monitors

Aleppo evacuation: UN backs sending monitors

Image copyright EPA Image caption Children were among those evacuated from the government-controlled villages of Kefraya and Foah The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution calling for UN officials and others to monitor the mass evacuations from rebel-held east Aleppo and the safety of civilians still there. Some 13,000 people have left the area […]