Egypt: Defrocked monk charged with killing Coptic bishop

Egypt: Defrocked monk charged with killing Coptic bishop

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s Christian minority are mostly members of the Coptic Orthodox Church Prosecutors in Egypt have charged a defrocked monk with the murder of a Coptic Christian Bishop at a desert monastery. Bishop Epiphanius, 64, was found dead in a pool of blood at Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi Natroun, […]

Caspian Sea: Five countries sign deal to end dispute

Caspian Sea: Five countries sign deal to end dispute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The world’s largest inland body of water is bounded by Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan It is a landmark deal that has been more than two decades in the making. Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan – all bordering the Caspian Sea – have agreed in principle on […]

Yemen war: Saudis to probe air strike child deaths

Yemen war: Saudis to probe air strike child deaths

Media captionThe Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties The Saudi-led military coalition has announced it will investigate an air strike in Yemen which killed at least 29 children. On its Twitter feed, Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya TV quoted a senior official who said the coalition was probing “collateral damage” […]

Looted 5,000-year-old artefacts to be returned to Iraq

Looted 5,000-year-old artefacts to be returned to Iraq

Image copyright British Museum Image caption The three clay cones are identified as coming from a temple in southern Iraq Eight 5,000-year-old artefacts looted from Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein will be returned after being identified by the British Museum. The objects were seized by police from a now-defunct London dealer in 2003. […]

Hala Shiha: Egyptian actress returns without the hijab

Hala Shiha: Egyptian actress returns without the hijab

Image copyright AFP Image caption Photos of Hala Shiha before her 2005 retirement have been circulating on social media An Egyptian actress who retired for religious reasons and began wearing a hijab, has recently announced her comeback on social media. Hala Shiha, who starred in films such as El-Selem We El-Teaban (The Ladder and the […]

Yemen war: Saudis to probe children bus deaths air strike

Yemen war: Saudis to probe children bus deaths air strike

Media captionThe Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties The Saudi-led military coalition has announced it will investigate an air strike in Yemen which killed at least 29 children. On its Twitter feed, Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya TV quoted a senior official who said the coalition was probing “collateral damage” […]

Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 29 children

Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 29 children

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties At least 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The children were travelling on a bus that was […]

Yemen war: Children killed in Saudi-led air strike on bus

Yemen war: Children killed in Saudi-led air strike on bus

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties Dozens of people, many of them school children, have been killed or wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in rebel-held northern Yemen, medics say. The bus was travelling through Dahyan market in Saada province […]

Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fireball exploding during an Israeli air strike Three Palestinians are reported to have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, after militants there fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel. Gaza health ministry officials said a pregnant woman and her daughter, aged one, […]

Iran sanctions: US can’t stop our oil exports, says minister

Iran sanctions: US can’t stop our oil exports, says minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Iranian rial has lost half its value since April Iran’s foreign minister has said the United States will not be able to prevent the country from exporting oil. Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Iran newspaper that President Donald Trump’s goal of forcing the rest of the world not to […]