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Police use tear gas on protesters in Tunisia, reports say

Police use tear gas on protesters in Tunisia, reports say

Media captionThe government is seeking to calm days of unrest Police in Tunisia are reported to have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of youths protesting against new austerity measures. A Reuters witness said young people aged around 20 were throwing stones at police vehicles and setting fire to tyres. The clash happened in […]

Qatari royal says he is ‘being held against his will’ in UAE

Qatari royal says he is ‘being held against his will’ in UAE

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan A Qatari royal says he is being held against his will in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani – who played a role in negotiating with Saudi Arabia during the Qatar diplomatic crisis last year – […]

Iranian oil tanker sinks off China

Iranian oil tanker sinks off China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Sanchi had been burning for more than a week since the collision An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally sunk, Chinese media say. The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 260km (160 miles) off Shanghai on 6 January, with the […]

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced amid new rallies

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced amid new rallies

Media captionRallies in Tunis mark the Arab Spring anniversary The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. There were fresh protests on Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government meetings have been held in response to the […]

Iranian oil tanker ‘sinks off China’

Iranian oil tanker ‘sinks off China’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Sanchi had been burning for more than a week since the collision An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally sunk, Chinese media say. The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 260km (160 miles) off Shanghai on 6 January, with the […]

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced after days of unrest

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced after days of unrest

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Demonstrations have broken out across the country in recent days The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. Protests broke out ahead of Sunday’s seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government meetings were held […]

Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US strongly criticised Iran for a crackdown on recent protests Iran says a decision by the US to impose sanctions on the head of its judiciary has “crossed a red line”. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form such action might take. Ayatollah […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to extend sanctions waiver – reports

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to extend sanctions waiver – reports

Media captionA timeline of what Trump has said about the Iran deal US President Donald Trump is to extend a sanctions waiver for Iran, leaving the 2015 nuclear deal intact, according to unnamed officials. But Mr Trump is expected to set a deadline for Congress and European allies to improve the deal or the US […]

Iran nuclear deal: Mnuchin expects new US sanctions

Iran nuclear deal: Mnuchin expects new US sanctions

Media captionA timeline of what Trump has said about the Iran deal US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has said he expects President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on Iran. The news comes as Mr Trump faces a Friday deadline to decide whether to waive other major sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear […]

Two Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli troops

Two Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli troops

Image copyright AFP Image caption Youths held up Palestinian flags at a protest on the Gaza-Israel border on Tuesday Two Palestinian youths have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry says. Amir Abu Musaid, 16, was shot near Gaza’s border fence, reportedly during […]