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Syria war: Putin says ‘safe zones’ have international support

Syria war: Putin says ‘safe zones’ have international support

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Russia-backed plan calls for a ceasefire Russia, the US, Turkey, Iran and Syria are close to agreeing the establishment of “safe zones” in Syria aimed at ensuring the viability of a ceasefire, Vladimir Putin says. The Russian president said they would amount to no-fly zones. Mr Putin said his […]

Syria war: Putin says ‘safe zones’ have international support

Syria war: Putin says ‘safe zones’ have international support

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Russia-backed plan calls for a ceasefire Russia, the US, Turkey, Iran and Syria are close to agreeing the establishment of “safe zones” in Syria aimed at ensuring the viability of a ceasefire, Vladimir Putin says. The Russian president said they would amount to no-fly zones. Mr Putin said his […]

Iran miners killed trying to save trapped colleagues

Iran miners killed trying to save trapped colleagues

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The explosion is believed to have happened during a change of shift at the mine The bodies of at least 21 miners trying to help colleagues trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran have been recovered, state media has reported. A local official in the area […]

Iran coal mine explosion: More than 50 trapped in Golestan

Iran coal mine explosion: More than 50 trapped in Golestan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The explosion is believed to have happened during a change of shift at the mine More than 50 miners are trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran, state media reports say. Two people are reported to have been killed and 25 others wounded by the blast […]

Trump and Abbas to discuss peace efforts at first talks

Trump and Abbas to discuss peace efforts at first talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The talks with Mahmoud Abbas will help the US assess whether peace talks have any chance US President Donald Trump is to hold talks with the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, at the White House. The meeting is part of an attempt to revive the Middle East peace process. Mr Abbas […]

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption People injured in the attack were taken to hospitals in the provincial capital of Hassakeh More than 30 civilians and Kurdish-led fighters have been killed in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants near Syria’s north-eastern border with Iraq. They targeted a makeshift camp for displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees […]

Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders’ agenda

Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders’ agenda

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to press for a ceasefire to halt the war in Syria. The two spoke by telephone for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago, straining relations. White House and Kremlin statements suggested a […]

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption People injured in the attack were taken to hospitals in the provincial capital of Hassakeh More than 30 civilians and Kurdish-led fighters have been killed in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants near Syria’s north-eastern border with Iraq. They targeted a makeshift camp for displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees […]

Only one in four Middle East men backs equality, study suggests

Only one in four Middle East men backs equality, study suggests

Media captionThe patriarchy works for a “very small” minority in the Middle East, Shereen El Feki tells BBC World TV Only one in four men in the Arab region supports equality for women in some areas, and most still believe a woman’s primary role is at home, a survey suggests. Interviews in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco […]

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are several camps for refugees and displaced people along Syria’s border with Iraq More than 30 civilians and Kurdish-led fighters have been killed in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants near Syria’s north-eastern border with Iraq. They targeted a makeshift camp for displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees at […]