Egypt attack: More than 200 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. Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the […]

Missing Argentine submarine: ‘Explosion’ heard

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday The Argentine navy says an event consistent with an explosion was recorded near where a submarine disappeared last week with 44 crew on board. A navy spokesman said an “abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event” had been detected in the south Atlantic. The […]

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Media captionRatko Mladic began shouting at the judges before his sentence was read out Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war. Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”, Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa returns as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking sparked events leading to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, state TV says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, had arrived back in […]

US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

Image copyright EPA Image caption The aircraft was ferrying passengers to the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan, the defence ministry has said. It says that preliminary US military reports indicated that engine […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘suspends’ resignation

Media captionWhat happened to Lebanese PM Saad Hariri? Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, which sparked a crisis when he announced it while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Mr Hariri said President Michel Aoun had asked him to “put it on hold ahead of further consultations”. The two men held talks […]

Nelly will perform men-only concert in Saudi Arabia

It’s a collaboration which should unite the East and West through music but instead it’s dividing men and women in Saudi Arabia. US hip hop artist Nelly and Algerian singer Cheb Khaled are scheduled to perform a concert in Jeddah on 14 December. But the event is open to men only and although the response […]

MPs begin Mugabe impeachment hearing

MPs begin Mugabe impeachment hearing

The Zimbabwean parliament has started impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, is accused of allowing his wife to “usurp constitutional power” by trying to position her as his successor. The motion to remove him is supported by Mr Mugabe’s own Zanu-PF party. Mr Mugabe […]

Morocco food stampede ‘leaves 15 dead’

Morocco food stampede ‘leaves 15 dead’

At least 15 people have been killed and at least five injured in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out. The incident happened in the village of Sidi Boualem, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Casablanca. It is not yet clear who was distributing the aid but it is reported to […]

Argentina missing submarine: Satellite signals detected

Image copyright EPA Image caption The vessel is the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine navy’s fleet Signals have been detected that are thought to have come from an Argentine submarine that went missing with 44 crew on board, officials say. The defence ministry is now trying to trace the location of the […]

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