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  • Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison

    Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison yesterday for operating without a press licence and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry. The verdict in a...

  • Poll lead for Greece’s Syriza narrows

    Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras urged supporters yesterday to give him a mandate to complete the country’s political transformation, as a poll showed his leftist Syriza party’s lead slipping ahead of elections next month. Tsipras abruptly...

  • Three children found critically ill in new Austria migrant van

    Three children found critically ill in new Austria migrant van

    Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van in Austria, crammed in with 23 other refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, police said yesterday. The incident follows the discovery of the...

  • Thai bombing suspect arrested

    Thai bombing suspect arrested

    Thai authorities have arrested a foreigner with a fake Turkish passport and bomb-making materials, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago. “He is most likely related to the bombing,” deputy...

  • Malaysia’s protests call for PM to go

    Malaysia’s protests call for PM to go

    Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad made a surprise appearance yesterday among tens of thousands protesting to demand the resignation of the Prime Minister over a multi-million-dollar payment into an account under his name. The rally in...

  • UN: satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction

    UN: satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction

    Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a United Nations agency said, after the hardline Islamic State group claimed responsibility for blowing up the structure a week ago. Islamic State...

  • Turkish jets in IS Syria strikes

    Turkish jets in IS Syria strikes

    Turkey has announced that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS targets late yesterday...

  • Libya arrests three suspects over migrant boat disaster

    Libyan authorities have arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in launching a boat packed with migrants that sank off the country's Mediterranean coast, killing up to 200 people, a security official said yesterday. The vessel, with up...

  • Thousands rally in central Beirut

    Thousands rally in central Beirut

    Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting anti-government slogans converged on a square in central Beirut yesterday for a rally against political leaders they say are incompetent and corrupt. Similar protests descended into...

  • Dozens of girls killed in Swaziland truck crash

    Dozens of girls killed in Swaziland truck crash

    At least 38 girls and young women have been killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group has said. About 20 others were injured when the truck they were in collided with another vehicle on...

  • Israeli soldier scuffles with Palestinian boy

    Israeli soldier scuffles with Palestinian boy

    A video that's going viral shows an Israeli soldier in a protracted scuffle with a Palestinian boy whose arm is in a cast, during a protest against settlements in the West Bank. Mana Rabiee reports.

  • Three children found in critical condition on refugee lorry - APA

    Three children found in critical condition on refugee lorry - APA

    Three young children were found in critical condition due to dehydration yesterday after police in Austria stopped a truck with 26 refugees, Austrian news agency APA reported today. The lorry with refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh...

  • Turkish jets join US-led bombing campaign against IS

    Turkey has announced that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS targets late yesterday...

  • Four men face Hungarian court over migrant truck deaths

    Four men face Hungarian court over migrant truck deaths

    Hungarian prosecutors are asking a court to keep in custody four men detained in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighbouring Austria. Prosecutors in Kecskemet said they would request the preliminary arrest of the...

  • 38 girls and young women killed in Swaziland truck crash

    A total of 38 girls and young women have been killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group has claimed. The Swaziland Solidarity Network said in a statement that about 20 others were injured when...

  • Updated: Al-Jazeera criticises prison verdict for Egypt journalists

    Updated: Al-Jazeera criticises prison verdict for Egypt journalists

    An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison for broadcasting false news, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised by press freedom activists. The case against Canadian national Mohammed...

  • Ban Ki-moon 'horrified and heartbroken' by migrant deaths in Europe

    UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said he is "horrified and heartbroken" by the latest migrant deaths in Austria and at sea. In a rare statement issued under his name and not a spokesman, he stressed that a "large majority" of people...

  • India–Pakistan border shooting leaves nine dead

    Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people yesterday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations. On the Pakistani side of the frontier, six civilians were killed and more...

  • Infidelity website CEO quits after data hacked

    Infidelity website CEO quits after data hacked

    Noel Biderman, the chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life, has left the company, weeks after hackers launched a cyber assault that leaked sensitive data about millions of clients. Avid Life said yesterday...

  • Migrant death toll mounts

    Migrant death toll mounts

    Austria said yesterday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Almost 100 more were...