Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Media captionMr Netanyahu said Iran was falsely denying that it sent a drone into Israeli territory last week 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 […]

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Image copyright Mehrad Watson 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. The […]

Israel rebukes Poland PM for ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark

Israel rebukes Poland PM for ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Polish prime minister has not responded publicly to Israeli criticism Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuked his Polish counterpart for saying that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He said the remarks by Mateusz Morawiecki at the Munich Security Conference were “outrageous”. Mr Netanyahu said […]

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 […]

Syria conflict: US and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash

Syria conflict: US and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash

Media captionWhy do the two biggest military powers in Nato risk fighting each other in Syria? The US and Turkey, whose forces are at loggerheads in northern Syria, have agreed to try to defuse the crisis. The Nato allies said joint teams would meet shortly to work through their diplomatic differences, including a dispute over […]

Israel PM Netanyahu defiant in face of bribery allegations

Israel PM Netanyahu defiant in face of bribery allegations

Media captionThe attorney general’s office could take months to decide if Netanyahu should face charges Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back after police said he should be charged over alleged bribery cases. Speaking on Israeli television, he branded the allegations “baseless” and pledged to continue as leader. Mr Netanyahu said he was certain […]

Israel PM Netanyahu ‘should be charged with corruption’

Israel PM Netanyahu ‘should be charged with corruption’

Israeli police are to recommend that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged over alleged bribery cases, the country’s media report. Police questioned Mr Netanyahu as part of an inquiry into corruption allegations last month. At the time, he said: “Nothing will happen, because there is nothing.” Israeli media say police will announce there is enough […]

Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

Media captionIs a slap terrorism? A Palestinian teenage girl filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has gone on trial in an Israeli military court in a case which has split public opinion. Ahed Tamimi, 17, is charged with 12 offences, including assaulting security forces and incitement to violence. If convicted, she could face a lengthy jail […]

Trump warns Israel that settlements ‘complicate’ peace hopes

Trump warns Israel that settlements ‘complicate’ peace hopes

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was strongly welcomed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu US President Donald Trump has said Israeli settlements “complicate” the peace process with Palestinians and urged “care” over the issue. He also told an Israeli newspaper that he did not believe the Palestinians, and […]

Kavous Seyed-Emami: Iran environmentalist’s death was suicide, Iran says

Kavous Seyed-Emami: Iran environmentalist’s death was suicide, Iran says

Image copyright Samid Lotfi/Courtesy CHRI Image caption Mr Seyed-Emami’s death has caused widespread shock in Iran Iran’s judiciary says a prominent Iranian environmentalist in a Tehran prison killed himself because of the evidence against him in a spying case. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, who had dual Canadian citizenship, was arrested last month. His death has caused […]

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