Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving officially ends

Media captionSaudi women hit the road Saudi women are officially allowed to get behind the wheel, after a decades-old driving ban was lifted. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive […]

Iraq ‘kills 45 IS leaders’ in eastern Syria strike

Iraq says it has killed 45 Islamic State (IS) group militants, among them some senior leaders, in an air strike in eastern Syria. The strike targeted three houses connected by a trench where IS leaders were meeting in the town of Hajin. The Euphrates valley area is one of the last parts of Syria under […]

Prince William makes historic visit to Middle East

Image copyright Reuters Prince William is to make the first official royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories in a five-day tour of the Middle East. The Duke of Cambridge is scheduled to meet both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. He will begin his trip in Jordan on […]

Sara Netanyahu: Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the claims against his wife are “absurd” The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with fraud relating to the alleged misuse of state funds. Sara Netanyahu is charged with misusing 359,000 shekels ($100,000; £77,000) for catering services at the […]

Iraq ‘kills 45 IS leaders’ in eastern Syria strike

Iraq says it has killed 45 Islamic State (IS) group militants, among them some senior leaders, in an air strike in eastern Syria. The strike targeted three houses connected by a trench where IS leaders were meeting in the town of Hajin. The Euphrates valley area is one of the last parts of Syria under […]

Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving officially ends

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Saudi women took to the roads minutes after the ban was lifted Saudi women are officially allowed to get behind the wheel, after a decades-old driving ban was lifted. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. It was the […]

Sara Netanyahu: Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the claims against his wife are “absurd” The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with fraud relating to the alleged misuse of state funds. Sara Netanyahu is charged with misusing 359,000 shekels ($100,000; £77,000) for catering services at the […]

Iraq ‘kills 45 IS leaders’ in eastern Syria strike

Iraq says it has killed 45 Islamic State (IS) group militants, among them some senior leaders, in an air strike in eastern Syria. The strike targeted three houses connected by a trench where IS leaders were meeting in the town of Hajin. The Euphrates valley area is one of the last parts of Syria under […]

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