Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

Media captionIs a slap terrorism? A Palestinian teenage girl filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has gone on trial in an Israeli military court in a case which has split public opinion. Ahed Tamimi, 17, is charged with 12 offences, including assaulting security forces and incitement to violence. If convicted, she could face a lengthy jail […]

Trump warns Israel that settlements ‘complicate’ peace hopes

Trump warns Israel that settlements ‘complicate’ peace hopes

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was strongly welcomed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu US President Donald Trump has said Israeli settlements “complicate” the peace process with Palestinians and urged “care” over the issue. He also told an Israeli newspaper that he did not believe the Palestinians, and […]

Kavous Seyed-Emami: Iran environmentalist’s death was suicide, Iran says

Kavous Seyed-Emami: Iran environmentalist’s death was suicide, Iran says

Image copyright Samid Lotfi/Courtesy CHRI Image caption Mr Seyed-Emami’s death has caused widespread shock in Iran Iran’s judiciary says a prominent Iranian environmentalist in a Tehran prison killed himself because of the evidence against him in a spying case. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, a dual Canadian national, was arrested last month. His son said he did […]

Egypt army says it killed 16 jihadists in Sinai

Egypt army says it killed 16 jihadists in Sinai

Image copyright Handout Image caption Egypt’s ministry of defence released pictures of its armoured vehicles on the road to North Sinai Egypt says it has killed 16 Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai in the north-east of the country. Dozens of targets including weapons dumps, motorbikes and cars were also destroyed, a statement from […]

Syria war: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says

Syria war: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Israeli F-16 jet crashed near a village in northern Israel An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has crashed amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel. It is believed to […]

Victim’s mother: IS duo should face trial

Victim’s mother: IS duo should face trial

Media captionBethany Haines on the capture of IS duo The families of some of the victims of an Islamic State group that beheaded hostages have said two captured fighters should face trial. British fighters Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces. Bethany Haines – whose father David, a British aid […]

Syria war: Assad’s government accuses US of massacre

Syria war: Assad’s government accuses US of massacre

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US-allied SDF fighters control territory east of the River Euphrates Syria has accused the US of carrying out a “brutal massacre” with a bombing attack in Deir al-Zour province. The overnight air and artillery strikes killed an estimated 100 pro-government fighters near the Euphrates river, according to the US. It […]

Syria war: Assault on besieged Eastern Ghouta kills 200 in four days

Syria war: Assault on besieged Eastern Ghouta kills 200 in four days

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US said it was “appalled” by the escalating violence in the Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere Four days of intense Syrian government strikes on a besieged rebel-held area outside Damascus are reported to have killed more than 200 civilians. A monitoring group and opposition activists said at least 54 people, […]

Briton who fought Islamic State group faces terror charge

Briton who fought Islamic State group faces terror charge

Image copyright Getty Images A British man who fought against so-called Islamic State is to be charged with a terror offence. Ex-soldier Jim Matthews, 43, of London, travelled to Syria and fought with the Kurdish forces, the YPG. Mr Matthews will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 14 February to be charged with one count […]

Poland Holocaust law: France criticises ‘ill advised’ text

Poland Holocaust law: France criticises ‘ill advised’ text

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Andrzej Duda signed the controversial bill into law on Tuesday France has joined the US and Israel in criticising Poland’s new Holocaust law, describing the text as “ill advised”. “You should not rewrite history, it’s never a very good idea,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. Polish president Andrzej […]