Syria conflict: Rebels ramp up attacks on government-held Aleppo

Syria conflict: Rebels ramp up attacks on government-held Aleppo

Image copyright AP Image caption This picture – released by Fatah al-Sham Front rebels – purportedly shows black smoke rising from a bomb attack against Syrian government forces in western Aleppo Rebel fighters in east Aleppo have intensified their attempts to break the Syrian government’s siege, ahead of what Russia says will be their last […]

Saad Hariri named Lebanon’s new prime minister

Saad Hariri named Lebanon’s new prime minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Saad Hariri said he hoped to form a government of “national accord” quickly Lebanon’s newly elected President, Michel Aoun, has asked Saad Hariri to form a new government. Mr Hariri is a leading Sunni Muslim political figure and previously served as prime minister between 2009 and 2011. His return to […]

Mosul battle: ‘IS leader Baghdadi’ urges no retreat

Mosul battle: ‘IS leader Baghdadi’ urges no retreat

Image copyright AP Image caption Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers (pictured) are working alongside the Iraqi army, Shia militias and Sunni Arab tribesmen to retake Mosul So-called Islamic State has released an audiotape purportedly from the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, urging its supporters not to retreat as Iraqi forces advance on the city of Mosul. The […]

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boats, such as this one on the left, are often packed full of people More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UN refugee agency was told the news by survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of […]

Syria conflict: Attack on government-held Aleppo ‘kills 12’

Syria conflict: Attack on government-held Aleppo ‘kills 12’

Image copyright AP Image caption This picture – released by Fatah al-Sham Front rebels – purportedly shows black smoke rising from a bomb attack against Syrian government forces in western Aleppo At least 12 people have been killed in rebel rocket and gunfire in western parts of the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, state media […]

Saad Hariri named Lebanon’s new prime minister

Saad Hariri named Lebanon’s new prime minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Saad Hariri said he hoped to form a government of “national accord” quickly Lebanon’s newly elected President, Michel Aoun, has asked Saad Hariri to form a new government. Mr Hariri is a leading Sunni Muslim political figure and previously served as prime minister between 2009 and 2011. His return to […]

Mosul battle: ‘IS leader Baghdadi’ urges no retreat

Mosul battle: ‘IS leader Baghdadi’ urges no retreat

Image copyright AP Image caption Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers (pictured) are working alongside the Iraqi army, Shia militias and Sunni Arab tribesmen to retake Mosul So-called Islamic State has released an audiotape purportedly from the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, urging its supporters not to retreat as Iraqi forces advance on the city of Mosul. The […]

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boats, such as this one on the left, are often packed full of people More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UN refugee agency was told the news by survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of […]

Syria conflict: Attack on government-held Aleppo ‘kills 12’

Syria conflict: Attack on government-held Aleppo ‘kills 12’

Image copyright AP Image caption This picture – released by Fatah al-Sham Front rebels – purportedly shows black smoke rising from a bomb attack against Syrian government forces in western Aleppo At least 12 people have been killed in rebel rocket and gunfire in western parts of the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, state media […]

Saad Hariri named Lebanon’s new prime minister

Saad Hariri named Lebanon’s new prime minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Saad Hariri said he hoped to form a government of “national accord” quickly Lebanon’s newly elected President, Michel Aoun, has asked Saad Hariri to form a new government. Mr Hariri is a leading Sunni Muslim political figure and previously served as prime minister between 2009 and 2011. His return to […]