Syria: Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Syria: Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Image copyright AFP Image caption A nerve gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in April killed more than 80 people Russia has cast a second veto in as many days to block a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Russia rejected a […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM leaves Saudi Arabia

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM leaves Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Saad Hariri resigned unexpectedly on 4 November Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has left Saudi Arabia for France, a TV channel owned by his family says. Mr Hariri earlier denied claims he was being held hostage in the Gulf kingdom, tweeting that it “is a lie”. Mr Hariri resigned […]

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraqi forces gather in the Rawa area during the offensive Iraqi forces say they have recaptured Rawa, the last town in the country controlled by so-called Islamic State. The move, which follows an offensive that began on Saturday, leaves the jihadist group on the verge of complete defeat in Iraq. […]

Kuwait Airways ‘within its rights’ to ban Israeli – German court

Kuwait Airways ‘within its rights’ to ban Israeli – German court

Image copyright Wikimedia Image caption Kuwait Airways cancelled the passenger’s ticket for a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok. A German court has ruled that a Kuwaiti airline was within its rights to refuse to carry an Israeli citizen. The ruling angered Jewish groups and others, who argued that it condoned anti-Semitism. Kuwait Airways cancelled the […]

Yemen blockade: UN warns of ‘untold thousands’ of deaths

Yemen blockade: UN warns of ‘untold thousands’ of deaths

Media captionInside Yemen’s industrial-scale prosthetic limb factory Three United Nations agencies have issued an urgent appeal for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to fully lift its blockade of the country. The World Health Programme, World Food Programme and Unicef said the reopening of government-controlled air and sea ports this week was not sufficient. The […]

Yemen blockade: Saudi foreign affairs minister questioned

The United Nations says millions of civilians will die in Yemen, if Saudi Arabia does not end its blockade of the country. Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Adel al-Jubeir has defended the sanctions, telling the BBC’s Lyse Doucet “no country has provided more aid to Yemen than Saudi Arabia”. Yemen blockade: Saudi foreign affairs minister questioned}

Kuwait Airways ‘within its rights’ to ban Israeli – German court

Kuwait Airways ‘within its rights’ to ban Israeli – German court

Image copyright Wikimedia Image caption Kuwait Airways cancelled the passenger’s ticket for a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok. A German court has ruled that a Kuwaiti airline was within its rights to refuse to carry an Israeli citizen. The ruling angered Jewish groups and others, who argued that it condoned anti-Semitism. Kuwait Airways cancelled the […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘can go to France when he wants’

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘can go to France when he wants’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) said he had a “friendly and trusting” meeting with Saad Hariri (L) The French foreign minister has said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri can travel “when he wants” to France from Saudi Arabia, where officials in Beirut allege he is being detained. Jean-Yves Le Drian was […]

Yemen blockade: UN warns of ‘untold thousands’ of deaths

Yemen blockade: UN warns of ‘untold thousands’ of deaths

Media captionInside Yemen’s industrial-scale prosthetic limb factory Three United Nations agencies have issued an urgent appeal for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to fully lift its blockade of the country. The World Health Programme, World Food Programme and Unicef said the reopening of government-controlled air and sea ports this week was not sufficient. The […]

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