Category Archives: Middle East

Egypt election: Sisi secures second term on reduced turnout Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second four-year term, after winning 97% of the vote last week, official results show. The amount is the same as he...

By Latest The News on Apr 2nd, 2018

Syria war: Rebels 'begin leaving last Eastern Ghouta town' The Syrian government appears poised to regain control of the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta region close to the capital Damascus. State media said the first...

By Latest The News on Apr 2nd, 2018

Israel to send African migrants to West under new UN deal Israel has cancelled plans to deport migrants en masse to Africa after reaching a deal with the United Nations refugee agency. Some 16,250 African migrants, many seeking asylum, will...

By Latest The News on Apr 2nd, 2018

Pope Easter message urges ‘end to Syria carnage’ The Pope has called for an end to the “carnage” in Syria during his Easter message from the Vatican. He also asked God to heal the wounds in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic...

By Latest The News on Apr 1st, 2018

Gaza-Israel violence: Netanyahu and Erdogan in war of words Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have traded barbs over deadly clashes on the Gaza border. Sixteen Palestinians were killed on...

By Latest The News on Apr 1st, 2018

Syria war: 'Deal struck' to take critically injured out of Douma A deal has been reached to evacuate critically injured people from Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, reports say. The agreement...

By Latest The News on Apr 1st, 2018

Yemen war: Fire damages World Food Programme warehouses Media playback is unsupported on your device A fire has destroyed large quantities of UN food and other humanitarian supplies in war-torn Yemen. It broke out at a storage facility run...

By Latest The News on Mar 31st, 2018

Islamic State 'Beatles' duo complain about losing UK citizenship Two Britons accused of being Islamic State members have complained they will not get a fair trial because the UK government has stripped them of their citizenship. Alexanda...

By Latest The News on Mar 31st, 2018

Gaza-Israel border: UN seeks investigation over protest deaths Media playback is unsupported on your device The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has called for an independent investigation after Palestinian officials said 16 Palestinians...

By Latest The News on Mar 31st, 2018

Shelling kills Palestinian in Gaza ahead of border protest A Palestinian farmer has been killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, Palestinian officials say, hours before a major protest by Palestinians along the border is due to start. The...

By Latest The News on Mar 30th, 2018