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‘World’s oldest brewery’ found in Israel

‘World’s oldest brewery’ found in Israel

Image copyright DANI NADEL/AFP/Getty Image caption Archaeologists were looking for evidence of plant foods when they discovered the alcohol traces Researchers say they have found the world’s oldest brewery, with residue of 13,000-year-old beer, in a prehistoric cave near Haifa in Israel. The discovery was made while they were studying a burial site for semi-nomadic […]

David Keyes: Netanyahu aide steps aside amid sexual misconduct claims

David Keyes: Netanyahu aide steps aside amid sexual misconduct claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Keyes was appointed Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign media spokesman in 2016 A senior aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is taking a leave of absence following a series of sexual misconduct allegations. David Keyes said he wanted to clear his name from “false and misleading accusations”. The […]

Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A senior Turkish security source said its forces would retaliate if they came under attack Turkey is reportedly reinforcing its military observation posts inside rebel-held north-western Syria ahead of an expected government offensive. Activists saw a convoy heading towards some of the 12 posts set up last year under a […]

E. coli ’caused Egypt hotel couple’s deaths’

E. coli ’caused Egypt hotel couple’s deaths’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption John and Susan Cooper died while staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple who died after falling ill at a holiday resort in Egypt, Egyptian authorities have said. John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, Lancashire, […]

Algerian singer Rachid Taha dies aged 59 in Paris

Algerian singer Rachid Taha dies aged 59 in Paris

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The singer died at his home on Tuesday night, his family said Algerian-born singer Rachid Taha has died of a heart attack at home in Paris aged 59, his family said. Taha was born on Algeria’s north-west coast in 1958 and moved with his family to Lyon aged 10. He […]

Turkish intelligence ‘captures bombing suspect in Syria’

Turkish intelligence ‘captures bombing suspect in Syria’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish media broadcast “confession” by a man identified as Yusuf Nazik A Turkish intelligence agency has captured in Syria the chief suspect in the 2013 twin bomb attack in the border town of Reyhanli, Turkish media report. State-run Anadolu news agency said the National Intelligence Organisation had apprehended Yusuf Nazik, […]

Libya’s Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

Libya’s Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mitiga was closed until recently amid militia clashes in Tripoli The only working airport in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has diverted flights after it came under rocket fire. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties at Mitiga International Airport after the attack on Tuesday night. The airport had only […]

US-backed force attacks last IS pocket in eastern Syria

US-backed force attacks last IS pocket in eastern Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption US-led coalition forces are supporting the SDF offensive with air and artillery strikes A US-backed militia alliance has begun what it says is the final stage of a campaign to clear the Islamic State (IS) group from north-eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces launched a ground offensive on Monday against […]

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Over 1,500 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says. According to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) two rubber boats set off on 1 September, but one of the vessels […]

US to shut Palestinian mission in Washington

US to shut Palestinian mission in Washington

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Palestine Liberation Organisation opened its office in Washington in 1994 The US will close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s mission in Washington, the state department says. A statement said PLO leaders had failed to engage with US efforts to bring about peace with Israel and attempted to prompt an investigation […]