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Syria war: US ground troops kill ‘leading IS member’

Syria war: US ground troops kill ‘leading IS member’

Image copyright AFP Image caption At any one time it is estimated there are around 500 members of US special forces in Syria US troops have targeted and killed a leading member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in a commando raid in Syria, military officials say. The attack took place near the town […]

Syria war: US ground troops kill ‘leading IS member’

Syria war: US ground troops kill ‘leading IS member’

Image copyright AFP Image caption At any one time it is estimated there are around 500 members of US special forces in Syria US troops have targeted and killed a leading member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in a commando raid in Syria, military officials say. The attack took place near the town […]

‘No doubt’ Syria has kept some chemical weapons – Mattis

‘No doubt’ Syria has kept some chemical weapons – Mattis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The OPCW says ‘incontrovertible’ tests show sarin or a similar nerve agent was used in Khan Sheikhoun The US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said there can be “no doubt” that Syria retains chemical weapons. Gen Mattis also said the Syrian government had moved its warplanes in recent days, speaking […]

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ amid nuclear tensions

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ amid nuclear tensions

Media captionRex Tillerson: ‘Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a grave risk to international security’ The US secretary of state has accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America’s interests. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along […]

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ amid nuclear tensions

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ amid nuclear tensions

Media captionRex Tillerson: ‘Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a grave risk to international security’ The US secretary of state has accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America’s interests. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along […]

Iran election: Rouhani set for showdown with rival Raisi

Iran election: Rouhani set for showdown with rival Raisi

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Rouhani was elected by a landslide in 2013, on a platform of ending the country’s diplomatic isolation Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and leading hardliner Ebrahim Raisi have both been approved to run in elections next month, state media has reported. However former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred from standing […]

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ amid nuclear tensions

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ amid nuclear tensions

Media captionRex Tillerson: ‘Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a grave risk to international security’ The US secretary of state has accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America’s interests. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along […]

Saudi ‘should be blacklisted’ over Yemen hospital attacks

Saudi ‘should be blacklisted’ over Yemen hospital attacks

Image copyright STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Nineteen people died and 24 were injured when the Saudi-led coalition bombed an MSF-run hospital in Hajjah, the report says The UN should put Saudi Arabia back on a list of violators of children’s rights because of attacks on hospitals in Yemen, two rights groups say. In a report, […]

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ amid nuclear tensions

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ amid nuclear tensions

Media captionRex Tillerson: ‘Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a grave risk to international security’ The US secretary of state has accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America’s interests. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along […]

Mosul violinist Ameen Mukdad returns to play amid ruins

Mosul violinist Ameen Mukdad returns to play amid ruins

Media captionAmeen Mukdad played the violin in secret under IS rule A violinist has given his first public performance in the Iraqi city of Mosul since so-called Islamic State took control there nearly three years ago. Ameen Mukdad, 28, who had played in secret at home until fighters seized his instruments, performed at a site […]

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