Jailed Iranian activist ends hunger strike after wife freed

Jailed Iranian activist ends hunger strike after wife freed

Image copyright Noorizad Image caption Protesters gathered in Tehran in support of Mr Sadeghi A jailed Iranian activist has ended a 71-day hunger strike after his wife was granted temporary release from prison. Arash Sadeghi’s lawyer said he would be taken to a hospital and fed intravenously. Mr Sadeghi’s wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, was jailed […]

Syrian war: Peace talks under threat amid rebel warning

Syrian war: Peace talks under threat amid rebel warning

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The ceasefire is meant to apply across Syria – and has mostly been holding Syrian rebel groups say they are halting preparations for peace talks planned by Russia and Turkey for later this month. A statement, signed by a number of groups, cited “many big breaches” of the ceasefire by […]

Syrian conflict: Rebels threaten to boycott peace talks

Syrian conflict: Rebels threaten to boycott peace talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The ceasefire is meant to apply across Syria – and has mostly been holding Syrian rebel groups say they are suspending participation in the preparations for peace talks planned by Russia and Turkey for later this month. A statement, signed by a number of groups, cited “many and large violations” […]

IS conflict: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35

IS conflict: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35

Image copyright AFP Image caption So-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in Sadr City At least 35 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a busy square in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, security and medical sources say. Sixty-one other people were injured by the blast in the predominantly Shia Muslim […]

‘Terrorists’ freed in Bahrain prison raid

‘Terrorists’ freed in Bahrain prison raid

Image copyright FRANK GARDNER Gunmen in Bahrain have attacked a prison, killing a policeman and freeing 10 inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say. A security lockdown has been imposed around Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said. A second policeman was injured, when between four and six men, armed with […]

‘Terrorists’ freed in Bahrain prison raid

‘Terrorists’ freed in Bahrain prison raid

Image copyright FRANK GARDNER Gunmen in Bahrain have attacked a prison, killing a policeman and freeing 10 inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say. A security lockdown has been imposed around Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said. A second policeman was injured, when between four and six men, armed with […]

‘Terrorists’ freed in Bahrain prison raid

‘Terrorists’ freed in Bahrain prison raid

Image copyright FRANK GARDNER Gunmen in Bahrain have attacked a prison, killing a policeman and freeing inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say. A security lockdown has been imposed around Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said. It did not say how many prisoners had escaped. Sporadic unrest has hit Bahrain […]

‘Terrorists’ freed in Bahrain prison raid

‘Terrorists’ freed in Bahrain prison raid

Image copyright FRANK GARDNER Gunmen in Bahrain have attacked a prison, killing a policeman and freeing inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say. A security lockdown has been imposed around Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said. It did not say how many prisoners had escaped. Sporadic unrest has hit Bahrain […]

Syria conflict: UN welcomes Russia-Turkey truce efforts

Syria conflict: UN welcomes Russia-Turkey truce efforts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Children in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Jobar released balloons during the truce The UN Security Council has voted to back efforts by Russia and Turkey to end fighting in Syria and plans for fresh peace talks next month. The resolution, drafted by Russia, also calls for rapid access for […]

Iraq Baghdad: 28 dead as twin bombs rip through market

Iraq Baghdad: 28 dead as twin bombs rip through market

Image copyright AFP Image caption The blasts hit during the Saturday morning rush in a busy market area At least 28 people have died in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in a double bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS). The explosions happened one after another in the busy al-Sinak market. More than 50 people were […]