Israel closes main Gaza goods crossing in response to arson attacks

Israel closes main Gaza goods crossing in response to arson attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Only “humanitarian equipment”, including food and medicine, will be allowed through Israel has shut the main cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip in retaliation for arson attacks by Palestinians and attempts to infiltrate its territory. Only “humanitarian equipment”, including food and medicine, will now be allowed through Kerem Shalom. Israeli […]

Iran women dance in support of arrested Instagram teen

Iran women dance in support of arrested Instagram teen

Image copyright Maedeh Hozhabri/Instagram Women in Iran have posted videos of themselves dancing online, in support of a teenager who was arrested. Maedeh Hojabri had gathered thousands of followers on Instagram with videos of herself dancing to Iranian and Western pop music. On Friday, state TV broadcast Ms Hojabri’s apparent confession. Social media users shared […]

Gal Gadot visits children’s hospital in Wonder Woman costume

Gal Gadot visits children’s hospital in Wonder Woman costume

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gadot has played Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, in three films to date Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot has delighted patients and staff at a children’s hospital near Washington by paying them a visit in her superhero costume. Gadot, who is filming the Wonder Woman sequel in the DC area, […]

Syria war: Thousands return home in south-west

Syria war: Thousands return home in south-west

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The army offensive in Syria’s south-west had forced more than 320,000 people to flee Almost all the Syrians who fled to the border with Jordan from an army offensive have now returned to their homes, a top UN official says. Anders Pedersen, the UN humanitarian co-ordinator in Jordan, said […]

Syria war: Douma attack was chlorine gas – watchdog

Syria war: Douma attack was chlorine gas – watchdog

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Patients, including children, were hosed down with water to remove chemicals on their skin A chemical weapons watchdog has found that chlorine gas was used in April’s attack on the Syrian city of Douma. The interim report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said “various chlorinated […]

Israel recovers hanged spy Eli Cohen’s watch from Syria

Israel recovers hanged spy Eli Cohen’s watch from Syria

Image copyright Amos Ben Gershom, Israeli Government Press Office Image caption The watch was reportedly worn by Cohen until the day he was captured A watch belonging to one of Israel’s most famed spies who was caught and hanged in Syria has been recovered by Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. It was worn by Eli Cohen, […]

Syria war: Rebels to resume truce talks after warplanes pound south

Syria war: Rebels to resume truce talks after warplanes pound south

Image copyright AFP Image caption The strikes on rebel-held parts of Deraa city were reportedly the most intense in two weeks Syrian rebels have agreed to resume talks on a truce with the government in the country’s south-west, after a day of intense air and artillery strikes. Pro-government and Russian forces stepped up their bombardment […]

Holocaust centre: Leaders ‘minimised Polish persecution’

Holocaust centre: Leaders ‘minimised Polish persecution’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Netanyahu was accused by Yad Vashem of “grave errors and deceptions” Israel’s Holocaust memorial centre has accused the Israeli and Polish leaders of minimising Polish persecution of Jews during the Holocaust. Benjamin Netanyahu and Mateusz Morawiecki had made a statement saying that Polish networks had tried to help Jews […]

IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son ‘killed in Syria’

IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son ‘killed in Syria’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the IS “caliphate” in Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque in July 2014 A son of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a battle in Syria, IS news outlets say. Hudhayfah al-Badri died in a “commando operation” against Syrian government and Russian forces at […]

Syria war: Warplanes pound south-west after truce talks fail

Syria war: Warplanes pound south-west after truce talks fail

Image copyright AFP Image caption The strikes on rebel-held parts of Deraa city were reportedly the most intense in two weeks Syrian government and Russian warplanes are reportedly pounding rebel-held areas of south-west Syria, after rebels said talks to reach a truce had failed. A monitoring group said there had been more than 600 air […]