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White House: ‘We are officially putting Iran on notice’

Media captionIran ‘put on notice’, says White House US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor has accused the Iranian government of “malign actions” after a missile test. Without elaborating, Michael Flynn told White House reporters: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.” Washington earlier declared the test to be “absolutely unacceptable”. Iran […]

Israel police evict settlers from unauthorised Amona outpost

Media captionSettlers resisted as Israeli police moved to evacuate the Amona outpost There have been scuffles between Israeli protesters and police seeking to evacuate an unauthorised settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank. Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that Amona must be demolished because it is built on private Palestinian land. But hundreds of activists […]

Iran denies missile test violated UN resolution

Iran denies missile test violated UN resolution

Image copyright AP Image caption Iran says its nuclear programme is peaceful and that it will continue missile development Iran’s defence minister has confirmed that it tested a missile over the weekend, but denied it had violated a UN Security Council resolution. Hossein Dehghan said the test was “in line with our plans” and insisted […]

‘We want the same thing’ – Saudi oil minister welcomes Trump era

Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih has told the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet he is pleased that US President Donald Trump plans to pursue a more fossil fuel-oriented energy policy. He insisted he was unconcerned by Mr Trump’s promise to pursue energy independence and said Saudi Arabia had invested billions of dollars in the […]

Briton Ryan Lock ‘killed himself’ to avoid IS capture

Briton Ryan Lock ‘killed himself’ to avoid IS capture

Image caption Ryan Lock’s family described him as a “caring and loving boy” A Briton fighting in Syria “turned the gun on himself” to avoid being taken prisoner by so-called Islamic State, Kurdish sources have told the BBC. Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester in West Sussex, died on 21 December during a battle for the […]

Yemen conflict: Rebels in deadly attack on Saudi warship

Media captionRebel-controlled al-Masira TV broadcast what it said was footage of the attack on the Saudi warship The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels says two crew members have been killed in an attack on one of its warships in the Red Sea. A coalition statement said three Houthi “suicide boats” had approached a Saudi […]

Israel approves 3,000 new settler homes as Amona evacuation begins

Israel approves 3,000 new settler homes as Amona evacuation begins

Image copyright AFP Image caption Plans for 150 homes in the settlement of Givat Zeev were among those approved on Tuesday Israel says it will build 3,000 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank. The aim was to fulfil demands for housing and “return to normal life”, the defence ministry said. A […]

‘We want the same thing’ – Saudi oil minister welcomes Trump era

Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih has told the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet he is pleased that US President Donald Trump plans to pursue a more fossil fuel-oriented energy policy. He insisted he was unconcerned by Mr Trump’s promise to pursue energy independence and said Saudi Arabia had invested billions of dollars in the […]

Briton Ryan Lock ‘killed himself’ to avoid IS capture

Briton Ryan Lock ‘killed himself’ to avoid IS capture

Image caption Ryan Lock’s family described him as a “caring and loving boy” A Briton fighting in Syria “turned the gun on himself” to avoid being taken prisoner by so-called Islamic State, Kurdish sources have told the BBC. Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester in West Sussex, died on 21 December during a battle for the […]

Briton Ryan Lock ‘killed himself’ to avoid IS capture

Briton Ryan Lock ‘killed himself’ to avoid IS capture

Image caption Ryan Lock’s family described him as a “caring and loving boy” A Briton fighting in Syria “turned the gun on himself” to avoid being taken prisoner by so-called Islamic State, Kurdish sources have told the BBC. Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester in West Sussex, died on 21 December during a battle for the […]