Bahrain unrest: Death toll from raid on cleric’s home rises to five

Bahrain unrest: Death toll from raid on cleric’s home rises to five

Image copyright adhrb Image caption Amnesty International said one of those killed had suffered birdshot wounds to the head The death toll from Tuesday’s raid by Bahraini police on the home of the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s most prominent Shia cleric has risen to five. The interior ministry said 286 people were also arrested after officers came […]

Qatar says state news agency hacked after report cites emir criticising US

Qatar says state news agency hacked after report cites emir criticising US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump urged Qatar’s emir and other Arab leaders on Sunday to “isolate” Iran Qatar has blamed hackers for a story on its state news agency website that quoted the emir as criticising US “hostility” towards Iran. On Tuesday, the Qatar News Agency (QNA) quoted Sheikh Tamim Al Thani as […]

Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump said he looks forward to working with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lasting peace US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to […]

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Police say they are investigating a “network” over Monday night’s attack at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people were killed. An off-duty policewoman was confirmed by police to be among the victims. Salman Abedi blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. […]

Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale

Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale

Media captionRory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for a retro Nokia 3310 The rebooted Nokia 3310 has gone on sale, nearly 17 years after the original made its debut. The phone, which has a two megapixel camera and relies on 2.5G connectivity to offer only limited internet access, is being sold for £49.99. The battery is […]

Google plans to track credit card spending

Google plans to track credit card spending

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google can use location data to close the gap between the physical and digital worlds although users can block this Google is planning to track billions of credit and debit card sales to compare online ad clicks with money spent offline. Google Attribution will allow advertisers to see whether […]

Manchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigation

Manchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigation

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Three more men have been arrested as police continue to investigate whether Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi acted alone. Abedi’s 23-year-old brother has also been arrested. Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert […]

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marc Kasowitz is known as a tenacious litigator Donald Trump has appointed lawyer Marc Kasowitz to represent him in an inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election and any links to the Trump campaign, US media report. Mr Trump has used services of the New York […]

Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

Media captionDonald Trump was greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip. The Vatican said after the meeting that there had been an “exchange of views” on international issues, and spoke of the need to […]

Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law

Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Security forces have been patrolling streets on Mindanao after the declaration of martial law President Rodrigo Duterte has said martial law on Mindanao island could be extended across the Philippines, while the army fights Islamist militants. Mr Duterte said insurgents had beheaded a policeman on the southern island. At least […]