Syria war: Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government

Syria war: Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government

Image copyright SANA Image caption Children’s backpacks can still be seen in this damaged classroom in a picture from SANA, the government news agency A UN proposal to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo has been rejected by the Syrian government. Under the plan, rebel-held eastern Aleppo would remain under opposition control if […]

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Yehia Qallash took part in protests outside the union’s headquarters in Cairo earlier this year The head of the journalists’ union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for “harbouring fugitives”. A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members […]

Syria war: Aleppo rebel attack on school kills seven children

Syria war: Aleppo rebel attack on school kills seven children

Image copyright SANA Image caption Children’s backpacks can still be seen in this damaged classroom in a picture from SANA, the government news agency Seven children and a woman have died in government-controlled western Aleppo after a school was hit by rebel fire, state media says. At least 32 others were injured at the school […]

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Yehia Qallash took part in protests outside the union’s headquarters in Cairo earlier this year The head of the journalists’ union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for “harbouring fugitives”. A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo hospitals ‘knocked out by bombardment’

Media captionAir strikes have destroyed all hospitals in eastern Aleppo, according to observers. Some of the heaviest bombardment so far on Aleppo has left rebel-held parts of the Syrian city virtually without medical facilities, observers say. The World Health Organization says all makeshift hospitals there are out of service, after five days of air and […]

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Yehia Qallash took part in protests outside the union’s headquarters in Cairo earlier this year The head of the journalists’ union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for “harbouring fugitives”. A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo hospitals ‘knocked out by bombardment’

Media captionAir strikes have destroyed all hospitals in eastern Aleppo, according to observers. Some of the heaviest bombardment so far on Aleppo has left rebel-held parts of the Syrian city virtually without medical facilities, observers say. The World Health Organization says all makeshift hospitals there are out of service, after five days of air and […]

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Yehia Qallash took part in protests outside the union’s headquarters in Cairo earlier this year The head of the journalists’ union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for “harbouring fugitives”. A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo hospitals ‘knocked out by bombardment’

Syria conflict: Aleppo hospitals ‘knocked out by bombardment’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The assault on eastern Aleppo has been relentless this week Some of the heaviest bombardment so far on Aleppo has left rebel-held parts of the Syrian city virtually without medical facilities, observers say. The World Health Organization says all makeshift hospitals there are out of service, after five days of […]

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Yehia Qallash took part in protests outside the union’s headquarters in Cairo earlier this year The head of the journalists’ union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for “harbouring fugitives”. A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members […]