Malaysia foils ‘Yemeni attack on Arab royals’

Malaysia foils ‘Yemeni attack on Arab royals’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Malaysian authorities arrested seven people ahead of Saudi King Salman’s visit Malaysian police say they have foiled a planned attack on Arab royals by suspected militants from Yemen. Four Yemenis and three other suspects including a Malaysian and an Indonesian were arrested ahead of Saudi King Salman’s arrival in Kuala […]

Mosul battle: Troops retake main government office

Mosul battle: Troops retake main government office

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iraqi special forces stand guard in western Mosul as they resume their offensive Iraqi forces have retaken the main government offices in Mosul as the offensive continues to oust the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. The advance could pave the way for an attack on the heavily-populated old city, where […]

Syrian children in state of ‘toxic stress’, Save the Children says

Syrian children in state of ‘toxic stress’, Save the Children says

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least three million Syrian children under the age of six have known nothing but war Millions of Syrian children could be living in a state of “toxic stress” due to prolonged exposure to the horrors of war, aid group Save the Children says. The damage to an entire generation […]

Trump signs new travel ban directive

Trump signs new travel ban directive

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The White House releases an image of Mr Trump signing the new executive order President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. Iraq – which was covered in the previous seven-nation order – has been removed from the […]

Iranian ships ‘force’ US and Royal Navy vessels to change course

Iranian ships ‘force’ US and Royal Navy vessels to change course

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The USNS Invincible, pictured here in 2012, was forced to change course A US Navy ship was forced to change course when fast-moving Iranian vessels approached it in the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. The USNS Invincible changed direction when the other vessels came within 600 yards (550m) before […]

Israel Arafat street sign dropped after Netanyahu anger

Israel Arafat street sign dropped after Netanyahu anger

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The sign had been up for nine years, Jatt officials said An Israeli Arab town has dropped the name of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from one of its streets after Israel’s prime minister objected. The village of Jatt, in the north of the country, removed the sign, officials said. […]

Mosul IS offensive: Iraqi forces capture second bridge over Tigris

Mosul IS offensive: Iraqi forces capture second bridge over Tigris

Image copyright AP Image caption Iraqi forces have launched a new push against Islamic State militants in western Mosul Iraqi government forces have captured Mosul’s al-Hurriya (Freedom) Bridge over the River Tigris, Iraqi military and Kurdish sources say. It is the second of five bridges to be recaptured since the operation to retake the city […]

‘Syrian’ military plane crashes near Turkey border

‘Syrian’ military plane crashes near Turkey border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of a Syrian MiG-23, the type identified by Turkey’s prime minister A plane believed to be a Syrian military aircraft has crashed near the border between Syria and Turkey, Turkish officials say. A Syrian army source said the air force had lost contact with a fighter jet […]

‘Syrian’ military plane crashes near Turkey border

‘Syrian’ military plane crashes near Turkey border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of a Syrian MiG-23, the type identified by Turkey’s prime minister A plane believed to be a Syrian military aircraft has crashed near the border between Syria and Turkey, Turkish officials say. A Syrian army source said the air force had lost contact with a fighter jet […]

Suspected Syrian plane ‘crashes near Turkey border’

Suspected Syrian plane ‘crashes near Turkey border’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of a Syrian MiG-23, the type identified by Turkey’s prime minister A plane believed to be a Syrian military aircraft has crashed near the border between Syria and Turkey, Turkish officials say. A Syrian army source also told state television the air force had lost contact with […]