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Tunisia protests: Reforms announced amid new rallies

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced amid new rallies

Media captionRallies in Tunis mark the Arab Spring anniversary The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. There were fresh protests on Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government meetings have been held in response to the […]

Iran nuclear deal: Mnuchin expects new US sanctions

Iran nuclear deal: Mnuchin expects new US sanctions

Media captionA timeline of what Trump has said about the Iran deal US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has said he expects President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on Iran. The news comes as Mr Trump faces a Friday deadline to decide whether to waive other major sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear […]

Iran nuclear deal: UK challenges US to find better alternative

Iran nuclear deal: UK challenges US to find better alternative

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Boris Johnson (second from right) said the deal was preventing Iran acquiring a military nuclear capability UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has challenged the US to show there is a better alternative to the deal with Iran that limits its nuclear programme. Following talks in Brussels with his Iranian and […]

Israel searches West Bank after settler killed in drive-by shooting

Israel searches West Bank after settler killed in drive-by shooting

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Israeli military said its focus was on locating a “terror cell” and preventing additional attacks Israeli security forces are searching for a suspected Palestinian gunman or gunmen who killed an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. Raziel Shevach, a 35-year-old rabbi and father of six, was […]

Saudi Arabia police arrest men over ‘gay wedding’ video

Saudi Arabia police arrest men over ‘gay wedding’ video

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Police said the incident had “surprised” people at a festival in a Mecca resort Police in Saudi Arabia say they have arrested several young men who last week appeared in a video of what was described as a “gay wedding scene”. In the video, the men are sprayed with confetti […]

Imad al-Alami: Hamas official shot in head in Gaza ‘accident’

Imad al-Alami: Hamas official shot in head in Gaza ‘accident’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Imad al-Alami – pictured here in Beirut in 1999 – lived in exile for more than 20 years A senior Hamas figure in Gaza has been shot in the head in what the militant Palestinian group says was an accident. Imad al-Alami shot himself while “inspecting his personal weapon in […]

Israeli PM’s son sorry over secret tape

Israeli PM’s son sorry over secret tape

Image copyright AFP Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu said his son Yair had “no input” in the gas deal involving Kobi Maimon The son of Israel’s prime minister has apologised after an audiotape of him bragging about his father’s role in a controversial gas deal was broadcast. In the tape – said to be from 2015 […]

Turkey renames UAE embassy street after minister row

Turkey renames UAE embassy street after minister row

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Turkish television carried footage of the street signs being changed Turkey has symbolically renamed a street where the United Arab Emirates’ embassy is located in Ankara, following a diplomatic spat between the nations. The street has been named Fahreddin Pasha Road, after an Ottoman military commander the UAE foreign minister […]

Iranian tanker still burning off China coast

Iranian tanker still burning off China coast

Media captionHuge plumes of smoke were seen rising from the tanker No large oil spill has been detected so far from a tanker that has been burning since Saturday evening off the coast of China, Chinese officials say. The Sanchi is still alight and bad weather – with waves of up to 4m (13ft) – […]

Syria war: Explosion and air strikes in rebel-held Idlib ‘kill 40’

Syria war: Explosion and air strikes in rebel-held Idlib ‘kill 40’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Residential buildings in the rebel-held city of Idlib were badly damaged by the explosion At least 40 people have reportedly been killed in an explosion and a series of air strikes across the rebel-held north Syrian province of Idlib. The blast, on Sunday night outside the headquarters of the Islamist […]