Iraq displaced hit by food poisoning in camp near Mosul

Image copyright UNHCR/Amira Abd El Khalak Image caption Staff at the camp are checking the health of younger residents Hundreds of people have fallen ill from suspected food poisoning at a camp for displaced people near the Iraqi city of Mosul. People were said to be vomiting and suffering dehydration after an iftar meal, to […]

Turkey’s Erdogan decries Qatar’s ‘inhumane’ isolation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Turks attended a demonstration in support of Qatar in central Istanbul last week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar by several Arab states, describing it as “inhumane and against Islamic values”. Last week’s decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to […]

World Cup 2018: Iran join Brazil in qualifying for next year’s tournament

Iran are managed by former Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz Iran became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup as they beat Uzbekistan 2-0 in Tehran. Goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi ensured Iran, coached by Carlos Queiroz, will appear at successive World Cups for the first time. Victory meant they […]

‘Jihadi Jack in jail’ after leaving IS-controlled territory

Media caption‘Jihadi Jack’ travelled from Oxford to Syria A 21-year-old man from Oxford, who travelled to the Islamic State-controlled area of Syria in 2014, has told the BBC he is now being held by Kurdish forces fighting the group. Jack Letts, dubbed “Jihadi Jack”, is suspected of going to Syria to fight for so-called Islamic […]

Netanyahus win libel case over car row in convoy story

Image copyright AFP Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu said the story about him and his wife Sara was “absurd” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, have won a libel case against a journalist who claimed Mrs Netanyahu had once thrown her husband out of a car in a convoy. The journalist, Igal Sarna, […]