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Battle for Mosul: US investigating deadly air strike

Media captionThousands of civilians flee Mosul fearing being caught up in airstrikes The US military has acknowledged that aircraft of the coalition fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq hit a location in west Mosul where dozens of civilians were reportedly killed. It says an investigation is under way. Meanwhile, thousands of residents have fled […]

Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes

Media captionThousands of civilians flee Mosul fearing being caught up in airstrikes Thousands of people are fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, in fear of US-led air strikes and fierce fighting by Iraqi ground troops. Dozens of people were reported buried in wreckage after an air strike […]

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Image copyright AP Image caption Mubarak was tried, convicted and cleared on various charges several times Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He […]

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Image copyright AP Image caption Mubarak was tried, convicted and cleared on various charges several times Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He […]

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Image copyright AP Image caption Mubarak was tried, convicted and cleared on various charges several times Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He […]

IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria’s Palmyra

The BBC’s Lyse Doucet says the trail of destruction left by Islamic State militants in Palmyra extends beyond the ancient Syrian city’s famous Roman-era ruins. She finds the city council building in utter ruin and the basement of a deserted building filled with a paperwork detailing the jihadist group’s brutal rule. IS leaves trail of […]

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Image copyright AP Image caption Mubarak was tried, convicted and cleared on various charges several times Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He […]

IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria’s Palmyra

The BBC’s Lyse Doucet says the trail of destruction left by Islamic State militants in Palmyra extends beyond the ancient Syrian city’s famous Roman-era ruins. She finds the city council building in utter ruin and the basement of a deserted building filled with a paperwork detailing the jihadist group’s brutal rule. IS leaves trail of […]

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Image copyright AP Image caption Mubarak was tried, convicted and cleared on various charges several times Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He […]

IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria’s Palmyra

The BBC’s Lyse Doucet says the trail of destruction left by Islamic State militants in Palmyra extends beyond the ancient Syrian city’s famous Roman-era ruins. She finds the city council building in utter ruin and the basement of a deserted building filled with a paperwork detailing the jihadist group’s brutal rule. IS leaves trail of […]