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Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Media captionChildren were among those rescued after Monday’s air strikes in Eastern Ghouta Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed scores of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, monitors say. If confirmed, it would make Monday one of the deadliest days for the district since it came under siege in 2013. The […]

UK and US ‘in talks over IS Beatles’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces The US and UK are in talks about what to do with two men from west London who were detained in Syria last month on suspicion of terrorist activity, the home secretary has said. Amber Rudd said […]

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines plane

Image copyright AFP / Ho / Tasnim News Image caption Rescue helicopters have been hit by bad weather high in the Zagros mountain range Search and rescue teams are continuing to look for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Local government officials reported that the wreckage had been found, but a […]

Afrin: Syria ‘sending fighters to help Kurds against Turkey’

Media captionWhy is Turkey attacking Syria? Mark Lowen explains Syrian pro-government forces will help Syrian Kurds fighting against a Turkish offensive in north-west Syria, Syria’s state news agency reports. It comes after Syrian Kurdish officials said the government in Damascus had agreed to send troops. Turkey regards the Kurdish fighters, just across its border in […]

Gaza women’s TV channel blocked by Hamas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hamas has governed the Gaza Strip for more than a decade Authorities in Gaza have blocked the launch of a women’s television channel there, just before it was due to go on air. Officials from the Palestinian militant Islamist group Hamas, which dominates the territory, said Taif TV had not […]

Iran crashed plane found in mountains, reports say

Image copyright Reuters Image caption All 66 people on board the Iranian jet are feared dead The wreckage of a plane that crashed in Iran on Sunday has been found, local media are reporting. But a civil aviation spokesman told Reuters news agency he could not confirm the reports. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came […]

Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Passengers’ relatives have been gathering as they await news of relatives Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains […]

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Media captionMr Netanyahu said Iran was falsely denying that it sent a drone into Israeli territory last week Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the “greatest threat to our world”. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose […]

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Media captionMr Netanyahu said Iran was falsely denying that it sent a drone into Israeli territory last week Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the “greatest threat to our world”. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose […]

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Image copyright Mehrad Watson Image caption Aseman operates the ATR 72-500 Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zagros mountains in Iran. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province. The […]

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