Israeli scientists ‘print 3D heart using human tissue’

Israeli scientists say they have created the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue. Professor Tal Dvir, who led the project, says the miniature organ was made with a patient’s own cells, describing it as a “major medical breakthrough”. His team at Israel’s Tel Aviv University plans to transplant the hearts into animals in a […]

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 138 people after mass trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iran has repeatedly denied that it has fomented unrest in Bahrain A court in Bahrain has sentenced 139 people to prison, and revoked the citizenship of all but one, after convicting them of terrorism charges. Sixty-nine defendants were given life sentences, while the others got terms of between three and […]

‘Shrouded in secrecy’: Saudi women activists’ trial hearing delayed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Activists protest against the arrests at the Saudi embassy in Paris A court in Saudi Arabia has postponed a hearing in the trial of several of the country’s most prominent women’s rights activists, officials say. Some relatives were told that the judge had delayed the session for “private reasons”, Reuters […]

Shamima Begum: Why women are terrorism’s secret weapon

Image copyright PA Image caption Shamima Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015 When women make the news because of terrorism, the focus has often been on their role as victims or as potential allies in countering the threat. By contrast, women who take part in […]

Yemen war: Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led coalition

Image copyright EPA Image caption Most of the civilian deaths in Yemen have been attributed to air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition US President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end the country’s support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Mr Trump described the resolution as an “unnecessary” and “dangerous” attempt […]

Egypt’s parliament backs constitutional changes to extend Sisi’s term

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, seen here in a street poster, was re-elected last year after winning 97% of the vote Egypt’s parliament has approved constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030. Mr Sisi is due to stand down in 2022, when his second […]

Red Cross makes appeal for staff abducted in Syria

Image copyright Red Cross Image caption Nabil Bakdounes was abducted in 2013 The Red Cross is seeking information about three staff members abducted in Syria five-and-a-half years ago. In its first detailed statement on the incident, it says Louisa Akavi, Alaa Rajab and Nabil Bakdounes were seized in October 2013 while travelling to Idlib province […]

Algeria protests: Youth lead the movement for change

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Le Grande Poste in Algiers has become the focal point for protests Towering over the struggle for the future of Algeria is a symbol of its past. Protesters gather in the shadow of the ornate Grande Poste, or post office – a French colonial landmark in central Algiers. Some say […]

Gaza economic protests expose cracks in Hamas’s rule

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Images shared online show recent clashes between protesters and Hamas security forces In Gaza, it is no surprise to hear complaints about the terrible living conditions – after all, the World Bank describes a local economy in “free fall” with 70% unemployment among young people. However, what has been extraordinary […]

Who could succeed Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters took to the streets after Algeria’s president said he intended to run for a fifth term After weeks of protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Algerian army’s chief of staff has called for the presidency to be declared vacant. BBC Monitoring profiles the country’s main centres of power and […]

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