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Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Image copyright EPA Image caption Air strikes have caused the majority of the civilian casualties in Yemen since March 2015 Twelve civilians are reported to have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in north-western Yemen. Residents and an official said the victims were travelling in a pick-up truck that was targeted in the […]

Egypt court quashes Mohammed Morsi life sentence

Egypt court quashes Mohammed Morsi life sentence

Image copyright AP Image caption Mohammed Morsi’s supporters say the trials are attempts to give legal cover to a coup Egypt’s highest appeal court has overturned a life sentence handed down to ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Court of Cassation ordered that the 65-year-old be retried on the charge of conspiring to commit terrorist acts […]

Qataris robbed of $5m in French hold-up

Qataris robbed of $5m in French hold-up

Image copyright Getty Images Masked men have robbed two Qatari women and their driver on a motorway north of Paris, taking valuables worth €5m (£4.5m; $5.6m), police sources say. The sisters had just left Le Bourget airport in their Bentley on Monday evening when they were forced off the road and sprayed with tear gas. […]

Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege – UN

Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege – UN

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma has been under government siege since 2013 The number of people living under siege in Syria has doubled this year to almost one million, the UN says. Emergency Relief Co-ordinator Stephen O’Brien said the figure had jumped from 486,700 to 974,080 in six months. […]

‘Monkey attack’ on girl sparks deadly clan clashes in Libya

‘Monkey attack’ on girl sparks deadly clan clashes in Libya

Clan fighting has left at least 20 people dead in the south Libyan town of Sabha after an incident with a monkey, according to local reports. A pet monkey reportedly assaulted a schoolgirl, leading her family to seek revenge. Three men were killed along with the animal in initial clashes. Days of fighting followed between […]

Yemen conflict: No extension to 48-hour truce

Yemen conflict: No extension to 48-hour truce

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fighting continued around the city of Taiz during the cessation of hostilities The Saudi-led multinational coalition fighting the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen says a 48-hour cessation of hostilities will not be extended. A coalition spokesman said the truce, which ended at midday (09:00 GMT), had been violated repeatedly by […]

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Yehia Qallash took part in protests outside the union’s headquarters in Cairo earlier this year The head of the journalists’ union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for “harbouring fugitives”. A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members […]

Syria war: Aleppo rebel attack on school kills seven children

Syria war: Aleppo rebel attack on school kills seven children

Image copyright SANA Image caption Children’s backpacks can still be seen in this damaged classroom in a picture from SANA, the government news agency Seven children and a woman have died in government-controlled western Aleppo after a school was hit by rebel fire, state media says. At least 32 others were injured at the school […]

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Yehia Qallash took part in protests outside the union’s headquarters in Cairo earlier this year The head of the journalists’ union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for “harbouring fugitives”. A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members […]

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Egypt journalists’ union head gets two-year jail term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Yehia Qallash took part in protests outside the union’s headquarters in Cairo earlier this year The head of the journalists’ union in Egypt and his two colleagues have been sentenced to two years in prison for “harbouring fugitives”. A court in Cairo also allowed Yehia Qallash and board members […]