Palestinians demand full ICC investigation into ‘Israeli war crimes’

Palestinians demand full ICC investigation into ‘Israeli war crimes’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Riad Malki said the Palestinians had “ample and insurmountable evidence” The Palestinians have asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to launch a full investigation into alleged Israeli human rights abuses. Foreign Minister Riad Malki submitted a so-called “referral”, which he said detailed evidence of crimes committed on occupied Palestinian […]

Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement

Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement

Media captionUS vows ‘unprecedented pressure on Iran’ Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for promising to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” on his country. Measures outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, he said, showed the US was a prisoner of its “failed policies” and it would suffer the consequences. EU […]

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

Media captionUS vows ‘unprecedented pressure on Iran’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran. In a speech in Washington, America’s top diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the sanctions took effect. His Iranian counterpart said the US was […]

Syria war: Army takes full control of Damascus after ousting IS

Syria war: Army takes full control of Damascus after ousting IS

Image copyright AFP Image caption The southern Hajar al-Aswad district of Damascus has been devastated by the fighting The Syrian military has declared that it has taken full control of all areas around the capital, Damascus, for the first time in six years. “Damascus and its surroundingsā€¦ are completely secure,” spokesman Gen Ali Mayhoub said […]

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

Media captionUS vows ‘unprecedented pressure on Iran’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran. In a speech in Washington, America’s top diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the sanctions took effect. He said he would work closely with […]

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not yet clear what kind of mushroom the victims ate, but the poisonous Amanita phalloides, or death cap, is found in Iran More than 800 people have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in around 10 provinces in the west of Iran. At least 11 people […]

Saudi Arabia women’s driving activists ‘targeted in smear campaign’

Saudi Arabia women’s driving activists ‘targeted in smear campaign’

Image copyright MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif – living in Sydney – said there was an “organised defamation campaign” The woman behind the movement to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia says she and her fellow activists in the kingdom are being targeted in a smear campaign. Saudi native Manal […]

Jailed British-Iranian faces new charge

Jailed British-Iranian faces new charge

Image copyright Family Handout Jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing a new charge against her in Iran, her campaign says. Her husband said the 39-year-old, who denied the new allegation of spreading propaganda, was told to expect a conviction by the judge. The prime minister’s spokesman said the government was urgently seeking more information from […]

Syria war: IS militants ‘leave Damascus suburbs’

Syria war: IS militants ‘leave Damascus suburbs’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian forces say they are clearing the area of militants Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group have been evacuated from an enclave in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a temporary ceasefire had come into effect following […]

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr’s bloc wins Iraq elections

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr’s bloc wins Iraq elections

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moqtada Sadr has ruled himself out of becoming prime minister An alliance headed by a former Shia militia chief who led two uprisings against the US-led invasion of Iraq has won the parliamentary elections. But Moqtada Sadr, who is also staunchly opposed to Iranian involvement in the country, cannot become […]

1 2 3 306