Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its […]

US to stop arming anti-IS Syrian Kurdish YPG militia – Turkey

Image copyright AFP Image caption The YPG played a key role in removing IS from Raqqa and other strongholds The US is to stop supplying arms to the Syrian Kurdish militia the YPG, Turkey has said. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said President Donald Trump had made the promise in a phone call to his Turkish […]

Egypt attack: More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its […]

Iran hits back over Saudi’s prince’s ‘Hitler’ comment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, warned against trying to appease Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran has accused the Saudi crown prince of being “immature” after he described the Iranian Supreme Leader as the Hitler of the Middle East. In a war of words between the two regional rivals, Iran’s foreign ministry […]

Egypt mosque attack: At least 155 killed in Sinai

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Suspected militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 155 people, state media report. Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers. Local police […]

Iran’s supreme leader ‘the new Hitler’, says Saudi crown prince

Media captionWill Saudi Arabia go to war with Iran? Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has called Iran’s supreme leader “the new Hitler of the Middle East”, amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Alluding to Iran’s growing regional power, Mohammed bin Salman said it was important to avoid a repeat “of what happened in Europe in […]

Yemen war: Aid agencies await Saudi clearance to reach rebel ports

Image copyright AFP Image caption Severe malnutrition is threatening the lives of almost 400,000 children in Yemen Humanitarian groups are waiting to see if aid flights and shipments to rebel-held Yemen can resume after a Saudi-led coalition eased its blockade. UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator Jamie McGoldrick told the BBC that he hoped to receive clearance within […]

IS conflict: Iraq begins final push to clear western desert

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iraqi pro-government forces have retaken 95% of the land IS once held in Iraq Iraqi forces say they have launched an offensive to clear the desert bordering Syria of so-called Islamic State (IS). Army, police and paramilitary units are advancing into areas of Salahuddin, Nineveh and Anbar provinces that form […]

Syria war: Putin unveils plan for peace congress

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Putin (c), held talks with Iran’s President Rouhani (l) and Turkey’s President Erdogan in the Black Sea resort of Sochi The Russian president has unveiled plans for a Syrian peace congress in a bid to end the six-year civil war. Vladimir Putin made the announcement after talks with Iranian […]

Yemen war: Saudi coalition ‘to let aid reach rebel-held port’

Media captionThe BBC’s Clive Myrie reports from one hospital on the brink of running out of fuel The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it will allow aid deliveries to the rebel-held port of Hudaydah and Sanaa airport, after urgent UN appeals. The coalition, which backs Yemen’s government, tightened its blockade of the country two […]

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