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Syria war: Situation in Eastern Ghouta at ‘critical point’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Food shortages have led to the acute malnutrition rate among children rising to 11.9% The situation in a besieged rebel-held area near Syria’s capital has reached a “critical point”, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned. Scores of civilians have been killed or injured in the Eastern Ghouta […]

Uber driver arrested after Briton murdered in Lebanon

Image copyright Family handout Police in Lebanon have arrested an Uber driver in connection with the murder of a British woman in Beirut. The body of Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the British Embassy in the city, was found by a motorway on Saturday. A senior Lebanese security source told the BBC the arrested man […]

Saudi Prince bin Salman ‘was mystery buyer’ of $320m house

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The luxurious mansion was sold in 2015 to a mystery buyer for $300m Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was the mystery buyer of a luxury French house, according to reporting by the New York Times. The newspaper says a paper trail from a 2015 purchase leads back to […]

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor ‘confessing to spying’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ahmadreza Djalali has previously stated that he is being held as a reprisal for refusing to spy for Iran Iranian state TV has broadcast what it says is the confession of a Sweden-based Iranian national in jail in Iran. The 17-minute programme purports to show 46-year-old Ahmadreza Djalali admitting he […]

Lebanon murder inquiry arrest after UK woman’s death

Image copyright Family handout Police in Lebanon have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a British diplomat in Beirut. The body of Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the British Embassy in the city, was found by a motorway on Saturday. Police sources said the suspect worked as a taxi driver and Ms […]

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor ‘confessing to spying’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ahmadreza Djalali has previously stated that he is being held as a reprisal for refusing to spy for Iran Iranian state TV has broadcast what it says is the confession of a Sweden-based Iranian national in jail in Iran. The 17-minute programme purports to show 46-year-old Ahmadreza Djalali admitting he […]

Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Unknown gunmen have killed the mayor of Libya’s port city Misrata after reportedly chasing his car and kidnapping him. Mayor Mohamad Eshtewi’s body was found dumped in the street not long after returning to the city from an official visit to Turkey. Libya’s third-largest city is reputed to be safer and more stable than most […]

Egypt wins world squash double

Mohamed Elshorbagy won the last seven points to win the title Egyptian third seed Mohamed Elshorbagy beat his brother Marwan in the final game to win his first World Squash Championships title in Manchester. Mohamed Elshorbagy, 26, came through 11-5 9-11 11-7 9-11 11-6 in the first men’s final between two brothers in the 41-year […]

Lebanon murder probe as British woman found dead

Image copyright Family handout Police in Lebanon are investigating the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut. Rebecca Dykes’s body was found on the side of a motorway on Saturday. She had been strangled, the BBC was told by senior police sources. Her family said in a statement: “We […]

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor ‘confessing to spying’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ahmadreza Djalali has previously stated that he is being held as a reprisal for refusing to spy for Iran Iranian state TV has broadcast what it says is the confession of a Sweden-based Iranian national in jail in Iran. The 17-minute programme purports to show 46-year-old Ahmadreza Djalali admitting he […]

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