Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Image copyright Getty Images The wife of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Officials confirmed on Wednesday that Mrs Assad was receiving treatment for an early-stage malignant tumour. Born and raised in London, the Syrian first lady has been a highly controversial figure. She was one of twelve people placed […]

Welsh tourist ‘stuck in Dubai’ over £36k speeding fine

Welsh tourist ‘stuck in Dubai’ over £36k speeding fine

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Farah Hashi was visiting friends in Dubai when he was repeatedly caught speeding The family of a Welsh tourist who was fined £36,000 ($46,000) for speeding in a Lamborghini say he is being forced to stay in Dubai. Farah Hashi, 25, from Newport, cannot afford the fines, his […]

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 […]

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Image copyright Getty Images The wife of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Officials confirmed on Wednesday that Mrs Assad was receiving treatment for an early-stage malignant tumour. Born and raised in London, the Syrian first lady has been a highly controversial figure. She was one of twelve people placed […]

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 […]

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Image copyright Getty Images The wife of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Officials confirmed on Wednesday that Mrs Assad was receiving treatment for an early-stage malignant tumour. Born and raised in London, the Syrian first lady has been a highly controversial figure. She was one of twelve people placed […]

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 […]

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Asma al-Assad: Syria’s first lady treated for breast cancer

Image copyright Getty Images The wife of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Officials confirmed on Wednesday that Mrs Assad was receiving treatment for an early-stage malignant tumour. Born and raised in London, the Syrian first lady has been a highly controversial figure. She was one of twelve people placed […]

Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Image copyright EPA Image caption Relatives of the two men killed reacted with grief and anger The Israeli military has struck a Hamas border post in northern Gaza with a tank shell, killing two members of the Palestinian group’s military wing. The military said the tank responded to shots fired at soldiers from the post. […]

Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Media captionUS-Iran sanctions: What do they mean? Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hit out at the United States over its reinstatement of economic sanctions. He described the measures, which came into effect overnight, as “psychological warfare” which aimed to “sow division among Iranians”. The sanctions take aim at various sectors, with further punitive action planned […]