Israel approves plans for 2,500 new settlement homes in West Bank

Israel approves plans for 2,500 new settlement homes in West Bank

Image copyright AFP Image caption One hundred of the new homes will be built in the settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah Israel has announced plans to build 2,500 more homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said they had agreed to the move […]

Syria conflict: Iran, Russia and Turkey ‘to enforce’ truce

Syria conflict: Iran, Russia and Turkey ‘to enforce’ truce

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rebel delegation said it would not sign “any document” at the talks in Astana Iran, Russia and Turkey say they will jointly enforce a fragile three-week cessation of hostilities in Syria. The announcement came after two days of peace talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana. In a joint statement, […]

Giulio Regeni: Egypt airs video of murdered Italian student

Giulio Regeni: Egypt airs video of murdered Italian student

Image copyright Al Oula Image caption Giulio Regeni shown in the video, filmed a few weeks before he was killed Egyptian state television has aired a video of murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni, showing him being asked for money weeks before his death. Footage shows the 28-year-old speaking to the head of a Cairo street […]

Mosul battle: Children return to schools in recaptured east

Mosul battle: Children return to schools in recaptured east

Image copyright UNICEF Iraq/2017/Anmar Image caption Girls were largely banned from getting an education under IS rule in Mosul Thousands of Iraqi children are heading back to school in eastern areas of Mosul that have been cleared of Islamic State militants by government forces. The UN Children’s Fund said 30 schools had reopened on Sunday, […]

Syria conflict: Peace talks begin in Astana, Kazakhstan

Syria conflict: Peace talks begin in Astana, Kazakhstan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Representatives of the main rebel groups are taking part in the talks Fresh peace talks aimed at resolving the Syrian conflict have begun in the Kazakh capital, Astana. The talks are brokered by Russia and Iran, which back the Syrian government, and Turkey which supports the rebels. For the first […]

Syria conflict: Peace talks due to begin in Astana, Kazakhstan

Syria conflict: Peace talks due to begin in Astana, Kazakhstan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Representatives of the main rebel groups are taking part in the talks Fresh peace talks aimed at resolving the Syrian conflict are due to begin in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana. The talks are brokered by Russia and Iran, which back the Syrian government, and Turkey which supports the rebels. The […]

Syria conflict: US says Idlib strike kills 100 al-Qaeda fighters

Syria conflict: US says Idlib strike kills 100 al-Qaeda fighters

Image copyright AFP Image caption The air strike in Idlib province involved a number of drone aircraft A US military air strike in north-western Syria has killed more than 100 al-Qaeda militants at a training camp, the Pentagon says. Spokesman Capt Jeff Davis said the camp in Idlib province had been in operation since 2013. […]

Syria: IS destroys part of Palmyra’s Roman Theatre

Syria: IS destroys part of Palmyra’s Roman Theatre

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Roman Theatre’s pillared portico is shown here intact in March 2016 Militants from the Islamic State group have destroyed part of the Roman Theatre in the ancient city of Palmyra. Syria’s antiquities chief said the tetrapylon – a group of four pillared structures which were mainly modern replicas […]

Syria war: ‘Forty jihadists’ killed in Aleppo air strikes

Syria war: ‘Forty jihadists’ killed in Aleppo air strikes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jabhat Fateh al-Sham is excluded from the nationwide ceasefire At least 40 jihadists have been killed in air strikes on a training camp in western Aleppo, reports say. Most of those killed are said to have belonged to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, which is excluded from the current ceasefire. It is […]

Islamic State conflict: US strikes in Libya ‘kill 80 rebels’

Image copyright Getty Images / AFP Image caption B-2 stealth bombers were used in the US operation A US air strike on Libya has killed more than 80 rebels from so-called Islamic State (IS), said outgoing US Defence Secretary Ash Carter. The mission, which dropped around 100 bombs on Wednesday, is thought to be the […]

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