British IS fighters ‘must be killed’, minister says

Image copyright Alamy The “only way” to deal with British IS fighters in Syria is “in almost every case” to kill them, the minister for international development has said. Rory Stewart said converts to so-called Islamic State believed in an “extremely hateful doctrine” and had moved away from any allegiance to Britain. They can expect […]

Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai

Image copyright Detained in Dubai/Getty Image caption Jamie Harron had been unable to leave the country since July A Scottish man accused of public indecency in Dubai has had the charges against him dropped after the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai intervened. Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, had been sentenced to three months in […]

Egypt disputes reported death toll from desert shootout

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Egypt’s government said 11 officers, four conscripts and one sergeant were killed Egypt’s government has disputed reports that more than 50 policemen were killed in a shootout with militants in the Western Desert on Friday. The interior ministry said only 16 policemen died when they were ambushed during a mission […]

Raqqa: US coalition ‘wiped city off Earth’, Russia says

Media captionThe BBC’s Feras Kilani was in Raqqa with anti-IS troops Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” during the fight against so-called Islamic State. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, took Raqqa last week. Pictures […]

Raqqa: US coalition ‘wiped city off Earth’, Russia says

Media captionThe BBC’s Feras Kilani was in Raqqa with anti-IS troops Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” during the fight against so-called Islamic State. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took Raqqa last week and on Sunday said they had taken Syria’s largest oilfield. […]

Iraq’s Shia militia ‘must go home’, says Tillerson

Media captionUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – speaking in Doha – said he was not optimistic about breaking the Saudi Arabia-Qatar deadlock US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Iran-backed militias who have been fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq should go home as the battle is nearing its end. […]

Raqqa: US coalition ‘wiped city off Earth’, Russia says

Media captionThe BBC’s Feras Kilani was in Raqqa with anti-IS troops Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” during the fight against so-called Islamic State. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took Raqqa last week and on Sunday said they had taken Syria’s largest oilfield. […]

Iraq’s Shia militia ‘must go home’, says Tillerson

Media captionUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – speaking in Doha – said he was not optimistic about breaking the Saudi Arabia-Qatar deadlock US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Iran-backed militias who have been fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq should go home as the battle is nearing its end. […]

Raqqa: US coalition ‘wiped city off Earth’, Russia says

Media captionThe BBC’s Feras Kilani was in Raqqa with anti-IS troops Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” during the fight against so-called Islamic State. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took Raqqa last week and on Sunday said they had taken Syria’s largest oilfield. […]

Rex Tillerson: Shia militia ‘must leave Iraq’

Media captionUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – speaking in Doha – said he was not optimistic about breaking the Saudi Arabia-Qatar deadlock US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Iran-backed militias who have been fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq should go home as the battle is nearing its end. […]

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