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'Israeli Apartheid': UN-report director has 'no regrets'

29 April, 2017

The UN director, responsible for a controversial UN document that described Israel's treatment of Palestinian's as an 'Apartheid system' for the first time, said that she doesn't regret her actions.

Turkey deploys 'anti-Kurdish' reinforcements to Syria amid escalation

29 April, 2017

Turkish state media showed footage of a convoy of heavy weaponry being sent from Sanliurfa to Tel Abyad, reportedly to reinforce artillery positions against the YPG.

Beirut motorists already started driving in new 'bicycle lane'

29 April, 2017

Beirut's first and only bicycle lane - all 20 metres of it - has faced a rocky start after several motorists have been photographed driving through it.

Syrian refugee infant is born stranded in the Sahara

29 April, 2017

In pictures: Syrian refugees are stranded in difficult conditions in a military zone between Morocco and Algeria, both of which are refusing to help

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

29 April, 2017

Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims.

Egypt 'to build naval base on Eritrea's Nora island'

29 April, 2017

The Eritrean opposition have released details on a new Egyptian naval port - but questions have emerged in Ethiopia over Cairo's real motivations for the hyper-expensive infrastructure project.

Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia

29 April, 2017

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the communications agency said, in the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users.

Hamas amended-charter 'drops anti-Semitic language and accepts 1967 borders'

29 April, 2017

Hamas is to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called for the destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its international isolation, party officials said.

Russia, Syrian regime stepping up attacks on Idlib hospitals

29 April, 2017

Russian and Syrian warplanes bombed eleven medical facilities in the rebel-held province of Idlib in April, according to local media sources.

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that killed 4

29 April, 2017

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing that targeted police station in Baghdad’s center Friday night, and Iraqi officials said the blast killed four people and wounded eight.

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