Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump raises concerns

Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump raises concerns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s strong support for Israel is reciprocated, as this placard in Tel Aviv showed in November Egypt has suddenly delayed a vote on its UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank as Donald Trump made his opposition clear. A US official told the BBC that it […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuation operation nears end

Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuation operation nears end

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of private vehicles are being used in the evacuation operation The evacuation of the last remaining civilians and fighters from rebel-held districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo should be completed by Thursday night or Friday, the Red Cross says. The final phase is expected to take place over […]

IS conflict: 14 Turkish soldiers dead in worst day’s loss yet

IS conflict: 14 Turkish soldiers dead in worst day’s loss yet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Turkish army began its Syria operation in August Fourteen Turkish soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting against so-called Islamic State in Syria, the Turkish army said. Wednesday’s clashes happened in the town of al-Bab, which Turkey is helping rebels take from IS control. A further 33 Turkish soldiers […]

Arabic speakers ‘kicked off’ US plane

Arabic speakers ‘kicked off’ US plane

Media captionAdam Saleh says he was kicked off a Delta Airlines plane A YouTube star’s video about his removal from a Delta Air Lines flight has gone viral across social media. Adam Saleh told the BBC he was asked to get off the London-New York flight on Wednesday after speaking to his mother in Arabic […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuations resume after 24-hour delay

Media captionLeaving Aleppo: “They started firing in the air” The final phase of the evacuation of rebel-held eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo has restarted, after being stalled for a day. Syrian state TV broadcast pictures of buses leaving the rebel enclave and entering a government-controlled area. A UN official also told Reuters […]

Iraq bomb attack targets Iranian Kurdish opposition party

Iraq bomb attack targets Iranian Kurdish opposition party

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday’s bomb attack Seven people have been killed and 15 wounded in a bomb attack on the offices of an Iranian Kurdish opposition party in northern Iraq, security sources say. A parked motorcycle and an explosive device were detonated late on Tuesday […]

Arabic speakers ‘kicked off’ US plane

Arabic speakers ‘kicked off’ US plane

Media captionAdam Saleh says he was kicked off a Delta Airlines plane A YouTube star’s video about his removal from a Delta Air Lines flight has gone viral across social media. Adam Saleh told the BBC he was asked to get off the London-New York flight on Wednesday after speaking to his mother in Arabic […]

Bana Alabed, Aleppo’s tweeting girl, meets Turkey’s President Erdogan

Media captionBana Alabed told Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “I love you” Bana Alabed – the seven-year-old Syrian who tweeted about life inside rebel-held east Aleppo – has met Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Bana and her little brother have been pictured sitting on Mr Erdogan’s knee in the presidential complex in Ankara. President Erdogan […]

Pakistan bustard hunting: Shots fired at Gulf royal party

Pakistan bustard hunting: Shots fired at Gulf royal party

Image copyright AFP Image caption Conservationists say hunting Houbara bustards in Pakistan will put the species in danger Suspected rebels have attacked a hunting party of Gulf royals in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. The gunmen let the men off with a warning not to hunt in the area, after firing bullets into their vehicle, […]

Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave

Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Civilians and rebel fighters are being transported by bus to rebel-held areas west of Aleppo The Syrian army is calling on the last remaining rebels to leave eastern districts of Aleppo, as the evacuation of their besieged enclave continues. Soldiers reportedly broadcast messages by loudspeaker on Tuesday, warning that they […]