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Gaza women's TV channel blocked by Hamas

Gaza women's TV channel blocked by Hamas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hamas has governed the Gaza Strip for more than a decade Authorities in Gaza have blocked the launch of a women’s television channel there, just before it was due to go on air. Officials from the Palestinian militant Islamist group Hamas, which dominates the territory, said Taif TV had not […]

Parkour: Amal Murad – the first Emirati woman to coach

Amal Murad is the first Emirati woman to coach and compete in parkour or freerunning. She says that when she first started she was afraid that society would not accept her, but has been surprised by the amount of support she received. The BBC Travel Show’s Rajan Datar finds out more. Source link

Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives

Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Passengers’ relatives have been gathering as they await news of relatives Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains […]

Afrin: Kurdish fighters 'strike deal' with Syrian army

Afrin: Kurdish fighters 'strike deal' with Syrian army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is trying to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from Afrin Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian government in Damascus has offered no confirmation. Turkey regards the Kurdish […]

The rise and fall of Islamic State's propaganda machine

Horrific videos, slick production, social media saturation – the Islamic State group has used online propaganda like no other terrorist organisation in history. But in September 2017, it went from a torrent to a trickle. What happened? BBC Monitoring looks at the rise and fall of IS’s propaganda machine. Video by Jilla Dastmalchi Source link

Israel Gaza: Air strikes follow bomb blast on Gaza border

Israel Gaza: Air strikes follow bomb blast on Gaza border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Palestinians at the site of one Israeli air strike near Gaza City The Israeli military has carried out a number of strikes against Palestinian positions overnight in the Gaza Strip. They came in response to a bomb attack on Saturday which wounded four Israeli soldiers. Two Palestinians were killed by […]

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Image copyright Konstantin von Wedelstaedt Image caption Aseman operates the ATR 72-500 Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zagros mountains in Iran. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province. […]

Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the “greatest threat to our world”. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose of terror around our neck”. Mr Netanyahu drew a parallel between the 1938 Munich Agreement, seen as a […]

Syria rescuers help wounded after raids on rebel enclave

Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets says scores of people have been killed in Syrian government air and artillery strikes on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta since Monday. On Wednesday, at least 23 people reportedly died as the towns of Hamouriya, Douma, Beit Sawa and Arbin were targeted. Source link

100 Women: Muslim women rally round #MosqueMeToo

100 Women: Muslim women rally round #MosqueMeToo

Image copyright Getty Images Muslim women are using #MosqueMeToo to share their experiences of sexual harassment during the Hajj pilgrimage and other religious settings. Egyptian-American feminist and journalist Mona Eltahawy first talked about her experience of sexual assault during Hajj in 2013. She is behind #MosqueMeToo. Muslim men and women from around the world started […]

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