More than 70 million displaced worldwide, says UNHCR

Image copyright Reuters Image caption UN officials said the number was likely higher, as the Venezuelan crisis was only partly reflected The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year – the highest number in the UN refugee agency’s almost 70 years of operations. The almost 70.8 million people […]

Egypt Morsi TV gaffe puts spotlight on control of media

Image copyright Extra News Image caption “This was sent by a Samsung device” – not your usual signoff from a news presenter The death of a former president in most countries around the world would normally make headline news domestically. But not the case for Egypt, where ex-President Mohammed Morsi died at the age of […]

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince ‘should face investigation’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prince Mohammed (R) says those who killed Jamal Khashoggi (L) were not acting on his orders There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a UN expert says. A report by special rapporteur […]

Mohammed Morsi: Egypt accuses UN of ‘politicising’ death

Image copyright AFP Image caption Morsi, seen here in court in 2015 Egypt has lashed out at the United Nations for “politicising” the death of the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. The UN called for an investigation on Tuesday after Morsi collapsed and died during a court appearance this week. In a statement, […]

Bella Hadid apologises for ‘offensive’ photo

Image copyright ANGELA WEISS/AFP US model Bella Hadid has apologised after posting a photo on social media that spawned a backlash from people in the Arab world. The photo, taken in an airport lounge, shows the sole of Hadid’s boot raised towards Saudi Arabian and Emirates aircraft in the distance. In certain cultures, it is […]

Mohammed Morsi: UN calls for inquiry into ex-Egyptian president’s death

Image copyright EPA Image caption Family and activists have raised concerns over Morsi’s treatment in jail The UN has called for an independent investigation into the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The 67-year-old died after he collapsed during a court appearance on Monday. Morsi was Egypt’s first democratically elected president but had been […]

Iran threatens to breach further enrichment limits

Iran has said it will breach on 27 June the 300kg limit on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium that was set under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told a news conference that further steps could be taken if European countries did not act to protect […]

Mohammed Morsi: Egyptian ex-leader is buried after court death

Image copyright EPA Image caption Morsi (photographed in 2016) was reportedly kept in solitary confinement 23 hours a day Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been buried hours after he collapsed in court and died on Monday. His lawyer told the AFP news agency the former leader had been buried in eastern Cairo early on […]

Syrian universities weakened by ‘brain-drain’, says report

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syria has been devastated by conflict and its universities are struggling to play a part in the country’s recovery Eight years on from the start of the war, Syria’s universities are suffering from corruption, under-funding and a brain drain, a report has found. Syria’s higher education system has been devastated […]

Mohammed Morsi: A turbulent presidency cut short by the army

Image caption Morsi became Egyptian president following the ousting of Hosni Mubarak two years earlier Mohammed Morsi was Egypt’s first democratically elected president, but lasted only one year in power before being ousted by the military on 3 July 2013. The military’s move followed days of mass anti-government protests and Morsi’s rejection of an ultimatum […]

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