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The UK’s jihadists who won’t leave Syria

Jihadists from the UK are still fighting in Idlib – some of the last British extremists in Syria – and some are allied to the al-Qaeda linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, once know as the Nusra front. It’s accused of torture and random killings, is a terrorist group in the eyes of most governments, and it […]

Syria war: Seized foreign IS fighters ‘must be taken home’

Syria war: Seized foreign IS fighters ‘must be taken home’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A suspected IS member and her baby were handed over to Sudanese diplomats in north-eastern Syria on Thursday, reports say Captured foreign Islamic State militants must be taken back by their home countries, the Kurdish-led forces in north-eastern Syria have said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it would […]

Michigan professor embroiled in Israel boycott row

Michigan professor embroiled in Israel boycott row

Image copyright University of Michigan Image caption Professor Cheney-Lippold A University of Michigan professor has come under fire for declining to provide a recommendation letter, citing his support for an Israel boycott. John Cheney-Lippold turned down the student’s request after he learned it was for studying in Israel. A Zionist group later shared his response […]

Hezbollah ‘has precision rockets despite Israeli strikes in Syria’

Hezbollah ‘has precision rockets despite Israeli strikes in Syria’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addressed a rally in Beirut by video link The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah movement says it has acquired sophisticated rockets despite Israel’s efforts to prevent it obtaining them. Hassan Nasrallah told supporters it did not matter what the Israelis did to try to cut supply […]

Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine, NGO warns

Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine, NGO warns

Image copyright Mohammed Awadh/ Save the Children Image caption A 14-month-old child suffering from malnutrition receives treatment at a clinic in the city of Amran A further one million children are at risk of famine in Yemen, Save the Children has warned. Rising food prices and the falling value of the Yemeni currency as a […]

Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir Putin, […]

Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but ‘expresses sorrow’

Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but ‘expresses sorrow’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel “expressed sorrow” […]

Syria war: Russia and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

Syria war: Russia and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

Image copyright EPA Image caption Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi Russia and Turkey have agreed to create a demilitarised buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib province to separate government forces from rebel fighters based there. Russian President Vladimir Putin said it would be 15km to 25km (9-15 miles) […]

Qatar’s emir ‘gives Boeing 747 private jet to Turkey’

Qatar’s emir ‘gives Boeing 747 private jet to Turkey’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Boeing 747-8i is described as “the largest and most expensive private jet in the world” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it has been given a jet worth around $500m (£380m) by Qatar’s emir. Mr Erdogan said Sheikh Tamim Al Thani had donated the Boeing 747-8i to the […]

Egypt arrests ex-President Mubarak’s sons for embezzlement

Egypt arrests ex-President Mubarak’s sons for embezzlement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, seen here in 2013, are accused of embezzlement The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock market manipulation. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused of breaking stock market and central bank rules, state news agency Mena reported. The case […]