Egypt: ‘IS militants’ kill 12 soldiers in Sinai peninsula

Egypt: ‘IS militants’ kill 12 soldiers in Sinai peninsula

Image copyright AFP Image caption A funeral convoy of Islamist militants in Sinai in 2013 Suspected Islamist militants have killed 12 soldiers and injured eight in an attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security sources say. The army says 15 militants were also killed in the attack, which took place near […]

Israel freezes Unesco ties for ‘denying Jewish holy sites’

Israel freezes Unesco ties for ‘denying Jewish holy sites’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The hilltop site is sacred to both Jews and Muslims Israel has frozen co-operation with the UN’s cultural agency, accusing it of denying Judaism’s connections to the religion’s holiest sites. Its education minister said a Unesco draft decision concerning Jerusalem “denies history and encourages terror”. It comes after the body […]

Syria’s Assad: Aleppo a ‘springboard’ to winning the war

Syria’s Assad: Aleppo a ‘springboard’ to winning the war

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Assad said ‘terrorists’ must be pushed ‘back’ to Turkey Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said victory in Aleppo will make the city a “springboard” from which to retake the rest of the country. In an interview with a Russian newspaper, Mr Assad said there was no choice but to […]

Egypt: ‘IS militants’ kill 12 soldiers in Sinai peninsula

Egypt: ‘IS militants’ kill 12 soldiers in Sinai peninsula

Image copyright AFP Image caption A funeral convoy of Islamist militants in Sinai in 2013 Suspected Islamist militants have killed 12 soldiers and injured eight in an attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security sources say. The army says 15 militants were also killed in the attack, which took place near […]

Husband pleads for UK help with wife’s Iran release

Husband pleads for UK help with wife’s Iran release

Image caption Richard Ratcliffe has been campaigning for the return of his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and daughter Gabriella The husband of a British-Iranian charity worker imprisoned in Iran has called on the UK government to do more to help with her release. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, was jailed for five years last month on secret charges. […]

West must stop ‘pulverisation’ of Aleppo – Boris Johnson

West must stop ‘pulverisation’ of Aleppo – Boris Johnson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Johnson said people who had opposed military action in the past were changing their minds Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the West must consider new military options against Syrian forces to stop Aleppo being “pulverised”. The rebel-held east of the city is under renewed bombardment after a ceasefire […]

Israel freezes Unesco ties for ‘denying Jewish holy sites’

Israel freezes Unesco ties for ‘denying Jewish holy sites’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The hilltop site is sacred to both Jews and Muslims Israel has frozen co-operation with the UN’s cultural agency, accusing it of denying Judaism’s connections to the religion’s holiest sites. Its education minister said a Unesco draft decision concerning Jerusalem “denies history and encourages terror”. It comes after the body […]

Syria’s Assad: Aleppo a ‘springboard’ to winning the war

Syria’s Assad: Aleppo a ‘springboard’ to winning the war

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Assad said ‘terrorists’ must be pushed ‘back’ to Turkey Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said victory in Aleppo will make the city a “springboard” from which to retake the rest of the country. In an interview with a Russian newspaper, Mr Assad said there was no choice but to […]

Egypt: ‘IS militants’ kill 12 soldiers in Sinai peninsula

Egypt: ‘IS militants’ kill 12 soldiers in Sinai peninsula

Image copyright AFP Image caption A funeral convoy of Islamist militants in Sinai in 2013 Suspected Islamist militants have killed 12 soldiers and injured eight in an attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security sources say. The army says 15 militants were also killed in the attack, which took place near […]

Husband pleads for UK help with wife’s Iran release

Husband pleads for UK help with wife’s Iran release

Image caption Richard Ratcliffe has been campaigning for the return of his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and daughter Gabriella The husband of a British-Iranian charity worker imprisoned in Iran has called on the UK government to do more to help with her release. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, was jailed for five years last month on secret charges. […]