Category Archives: Middle East

Gaza blast targets Palestinian PM Hamdallah's convoy Media playback is unsupported on your device Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has escaped unharmed after an explosion targeted his convoy in Gaza. No group has said it carried...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

Lebanon frees actor Ziad Itani accused of collaborating with Israel A prominent Lebanese actor who has spent months in detention accused of collaborating with Israel has had the case against him dropped. A judge freed Ziad Itani from detention...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

Afrin: Turkish forces 'encircle' Syrian Kurdish city The Turkish military says it has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the focus of an offensive against a Kurdish militia. A statement said troops and allied...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

Syria war: Wounded 'to be evacuated from Eastern Ghouta' – rebels The largest rebel group in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta region says it has agreed with the government’s key ally Russia to evacuate wounded people. Jaysh...

By on Mar 12th, 2018

BBC UN appeal: Stop Iran harassing Persian service staff The BBC is making an unprecedented appeal to the UN to stop Iran from harassing its Persian service staff in London and their families in Iran. It says Iran has stepped up a campaign...

By on Mar 12th, 2018

Iran plane crash: Turkish private jet 'catches fire' A Turkish plane with at least 11 people on board has crashed in western Iran, Iranian media report. The private jet crashed near the city of Shahr-e Kord in in the western province...

By on Mar 11th, 2018

Eastern Ghouta: Mattis warns Syria over 'weaponised gas' US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Syria it would be “very unwise” to use poison gas in Eastern Ghouta amid reports of chlorine attacks. Mr Mattis did not...

By on Mar 11th, 2018

Eastern Ghouta: Syrian army splits enclave in three, reports say The Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, reports say. Troops have cut off the biggest town in the region, Douma, and isolated...

By on Mar 10th, 2018

Syria war: Jaish al-Islam to evacuate n of Eastern Ghouta fighters Media playback is unsupported on your device Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam has agreed to evacuate jihadist fighters being held in its prisons in besieged Eastern Ghouta,...

By on Mar 10th, 2018

Saudi Arabia nears Typhoon jet deal with BAE Saudi Arabia has moved closer to a deal to buy 48 Typhoon fighter jets, UK aerospace giant BAE Systems has said. A memorandum of intent on the deal was signed after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

By on Mar 9th, 2018