F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

Image copyright Israel Defense Forces Image caption Israel has ordered 50 F-35s The US-made F-35 stealth fighter has seen its first ever combat action, flying in an operation for the Israeli air force. The air force chief showed an image of jets over Beirut, Lebanon, and said the planes had “already attacked twice on two […]

Panama says new evidence shows 1994 plane crash ‘terrorist’ incident

Image copyright EPA Image caption Panama’s President Varela held talks in Jerusalem last week with Israeli PM Netanyahu A plane crash in Panama in 1994 that killed 21 people, many of them Jews, was the result of a terrorist incident, Panama’s president said. Juan Carlos Varela said the evidence came from Israeli intelligence and he […]

‘I want to be like Mo Salah’

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Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows ‘unprecedented pressure on Iran’ Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for promising to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” on his country. Measures outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, he said, showed the US was a prisoner of its “failed policies” […]

Syria war: Army takes full control of Damascus after ousting IS

Image copyright AFP Image caption The southern Hajar al-Aswad district of Damascus has been devastated by the fighting The Syrian military has declared that it has taken full control of all areas around the capital, Damascus, for the first time in six years. “Damascus and its surroundings… are completely secure,” spokesman Gen Ali Mayhoub said […]

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not yet clear what kind of mushroom the victims ate, but the poisonous Amanita phalloides, or death cap, is found in Iran More than 800 people have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in around 10 provinces in the west of Iran. At least 11 people […]

Jailed British-Iranian faces new charge

Image copyright Family Handout Jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing a new charge against her in Iran, her campaign says. Her husband said the 39-year-old, who denied the new allegation of spreading propaganda, was told to expect a conviction by the judge. The prime minister’s spokesman said the government was urgently seeking more information from […]

The 'day spa' for pregnant sharks

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Syria war: IS militants ‘leave Damascus suburbs’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian forces say they are clearing the area of militants Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group have been evacuated from an enclave in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a temporary ceasefire had come into effect following […]

Saudi Arabia women’s driving activists ‘targeted in smear campaign’

Image copyright MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif – living in Sydney – said there was an “organised defamation campaign” The woman behind the movement to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia says she and her fellow activists in the kingdom are being targeted in a smear campaign. Saudi native Manal […]

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