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Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UAE said pro-government forces had “destroyed” the Houthis’ defences around the airport Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE’s state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large […]

Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gonen Segev is charged with “assisting an enemy during a time of war” and espionage Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by […]

Syria war: Iraqi militias blame US for deadly border strike

Syria war: Iraqi militias blame US for deadly border strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces retook the eastern border town of Albu Kamal in November An Iraqi paramilitary force has accused the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group of killing 22 of its fighters in an air strike in eastern Syria. However, the coalition says it did not carry out […]

England take on Tunisia in first match

England take on Tunisia in first match

Jordan Henderson is set to start for England, having captained the side on their last outing against Costa Rica BBC coverage How to follow: Watch on BBC One from 18:15 BST; Listen on Radio 5 live; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Wahbi Khazri is set to be available for Tunisia, although […]

Syria war: Government blames US for deadly air strike in east

Syria war: Government blames US for deadly air strike in east

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces retook the eastern border town of Albu Kamal in November Syrian state media say US-led coalition aircraft bombed pro-government forces near the border with Iraq on Sunday, leaving a number of people dead. A military source was cited as saying a position near Albu Kamal, in Deir […]

Yemen war: Battle rages over Hudaydah airport

Yemen war: Battle rages over Hudaydah airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Yemeni pro-government offensive on Hudaydah began on Wednesday Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key port city of Hudaydah. They have also been fighting Houthi rebels on the ground with mortar fire. The pro-government forces said […]

Yemen war: Government troops ‘capture Hudaydah airport’

Yemen war: Government troops ‘capture Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Government forces have said they will not attack the port of Hudaydah Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition say they have captured the airport of the main port city of Hudaydah from Houthi rebels. The military said engineers were now checking the surrounding area for mines. The Houthis have […]

World Cup 2018: Iran beat Morocco to win first World Cup finals tie in 20 years

World Cup 2018: Iran beat Morocco to win first World Cup finals tie in 20 years

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018 highlights: Morocco 0-1 Iran Iran won their first match at a World Cup finals since 1998 as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time. Bouhaddouz put the ball into his own net with a diving header at the near post […]

Yemen war: Government forces ‘not attacking’ Hudaydah port

Yemen war: Government forces ‘not attacking’ Hudaydah port

Media captionYemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition of Gulf states began their assault on Wednesday Yemen’s government says its forces are not attacking the port of the rebel-held city of Hudaydah, the main entry point for aid to the war-torn country. “We are not planning to destroy the infrastructure,” Foreign Minister Khaled Alyemany said. […]

King of Morocco orders country to bid for 2030 World Cup

King of Morocco orders country to bid for 2030 World Cup

King Mohammed VI of Morocco wants the nation to make a sixth bid to host the World Cup The King of Morocco has instructed his country to bid to host the 2030 World Cup. The announcement comes after the nation lost the vote to host the tournament in 2026 to the combined bid from USA, […]