Intel to buy Israeli driverless car firm

Intel to buy Israeli driverless car firm

Image copyright Mobileye US chipmaker Intel is taking a big bet on driverless cars with a $15.3bn (£12.5bn) takeover of specialist Mobileye. Intel will pay $63.54 a share in cash for the Israeli company, which develops “autonomous driving” systems. Mobileye and Intel are already working together, along with German carmaker BMW, to put 40 test […]

UK pro-Palestinian activist deported from Israel

UK pro-Palestinian activist deported from Israel

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Hugh Lanning was put on a flight back to the UK after he arrived in Israel A UK activist has been blocked from entering Israel because of his support for a movement urging a boycott of the country, Israeli officials say. Hugh Lanning, chairman of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, […]

Mosul IS battle: ‘Remains of prisoners’ found at mass grave site

Mosul IS battle: ‘Remains of prisoners’ found at mass grave site

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Iraqi forces say they have found evidence of a mass grave in the village of Badoush More evidence has been discovered of a reported massacre in 2014 of up to 600 inmates at Badoush prison near Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The Shia-led Hashd al-Shaabi forces said human remains had […]

Mosul IS battle: ‘Remains of prisoners’ found at mass grave site

Mosul IS battle: ‘Remains of prisoners’ found at mass grave site

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Iraqi forces say they have found evidence of a mass grave in the village of Badoush More evidence has been discovered of a reported massacre in 2014 of up to 600 inmates at Badoush prison near Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The Shia-led Hashd al-Shaabi forces said human remains had […]

Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate claims twin bombing in Damascus

Media captionThe BBC’s Richard Conway reports from the site of the attack in Damascus A Syrian jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for a twin bombing on Friday in the capital Damascus that killed at least 40. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said the attack was “a message to Iran” over the country’s support for […]

Jordan releases soldier who shot Israeli schoolgirls

Jordan releases soldier who shot Israeli schoolgirls

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ahmed Daqamseh was deemed mentally unstable by a Jordanian military court A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 has been released after serving 20 years in prison, Jordanian officials say. They say Ahmed Daqamseh is now at his family home in a village near the northern city […]

Syria conflict: Damascus twin bombing kills 40 Iraqis

Media captionThe BBC’s Richard Conway reports from the site of the attack in Damascus A twin bomb attack in Syria’s capital, Damascus, has killed 40 Iraqis and wounded 120, Iraq’s government says. The attack was near the Bab al-Saghir cemetery, which houses Shia mausoleums, with those targeted said to be pilgrims arriving by bus. Sunni […]

Mosul IS battle: Mass grave found at Badoush prison, Iraqi forces say

Mosul IS battle: Mass grave found at Badoush prison, Iraqi forces say

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Badoush prison was recaptured earlier this week as Iraqi forces continue their battle to retake Mosul from IS A mass grave containing the remains of about 500 people has been found at Badoush prison near Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The Shia-led Hashd al-Shaabi forces said the victims were “civilian […]

Trump Middle East: Palestinian leader invited to White House

Trump Middle East: Palestinian leader invited to White House

Image copyright EPA Image caption The idea of creating an independent Palestinian state that co-exists with Israel underpinned Middle East peace policy for decades US President Donald Trump has invited Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to visit the White House “very soon”. He extended the offer in a phone call on Friday with the Palestinian Authority […]

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

Image copyright Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/US Marine Corps Image caption The Marines in Syria are from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the so-called Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. They include Marines, who arrived in the past few days. […]