Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation force is making gains to the west of Mosul An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has seized a key road west of Mosul, effectively encircling the city controlled by so-called Islamic State. The Popular Mobilisation (Hashd al-Shaabi) declared it had taken control of the road between […]

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Image copyright EPA Image caption Air strikes have caused the majority of the civilian casualties in Yemen since March 2015 Twelve civilians are reported to have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in north-western Yemen. Residents and an official said the victims were travelling in a pick-up truck that was targeted in the […]

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation force is making gains to the west of Mosul An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has seized a key road west of Mosul, effectively encircling the city controlled by so-called Islamic State. The Popular Mobilisation (Hashd al-Shaabi) declared it had taken control of the road between […]

Ancient city is unearthed by archaeologists in Egypt

Ancient city is unearthed by archaeologists in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed what they describe as a city that dates back more than 7,000 years, containing houses, tools, pottery and huge graves. It lies by the river Nile, close to the Temple of Seti the First in Abydos. Experts say the size of the 15 newly discovered graves indicates the high social […]

Israel unveils Bronze Age ‘Thinker’ figurine

Israel unveils Bronze Age ‘Thinker’ figurine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The intriguing Bronze Age figure was found by archaeologists in Israel A small figurine, almost 4,000 years old and sitting in a pensive pose, has been unveiled in Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said that the thoughtful, hat-wearing figure was discovered in recent excavations in Yehud, east of Tel […]

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Image copyright EPA Image caption Air strikes have caused the majority of the civilian casualties in Yemen since March 2015 Twelve civilians are reported to have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in north-western Yemen. Residents and an official said the victims were travelling in a pick-up truck that was targeted in the […]

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation force is making gains to the west of Mosul An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has seized a key road west of Mosul, effectively encircling the city controlled by so-called Islamic State. The Popular Mobilisation (Hashd al-Shaabi) declared it had taken control of the road between […]

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Image copyright EPA Image caption Air strikes have caused the majority of the civilian casualties in Yemen since March 2015 Twelve civilians are reported to have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in north-western Yemen. Residents and an official said the victims were travelling in a pick-up truck that was targeted in the […]

Israel unveils Bronze Age ‘Thinker’ figurine

Israel unveils Bronze Age ‘Thinker’ figurine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The intriguing Bronze Age figure was found by archaeologists in Israel A small figurine, almost 4,000 years old and sitting in a pensive pose, has been unveiled in Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said that the thoughtful, hat-wearing figure was discovered in recent excavations in Yehud, east of Tel […]

Syria war: Assad officials offer Aleppo rebels football match

Syria war: Assad officials offer Aleppo rebels football match

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Invitations were dropped by air, posted on social media and sent by SMS The Syrian government has dropped leaflets inviting rebels in the war-torn city of Aleppo to a “friendly” football match, as a goodwill gesture. Messages sent to phones and posted on social media also said the government’s enemies […]