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Egypt named as the hosts of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Caf has named Egypt as the hosts of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced. Egypt beat South Africa, the only other nation to bid, by 16 votes to one with one abstention at a Caf executive committee vote […]

Rahaf al-Qunun: UNHCR ‘grateful’ Saudi woman not deported

Image copyright EPA/THAI IMMIGRATION BUREAU Image caption Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, pictured at Bangkok airport, says she “wants to be free” away from Saudi Arabia The UN’s refugee agency has said it is “very grateful” that officials in Thailand did not deport an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun […]

Palestinian Authority removes staff from Gaza-Egypt crossing

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is unclear whether Hamas will be allowed to retake control of the Rafah crossing The Palestinian Authority (PA) says it is pulling its staff out of the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, effectively closing the main exit point from the coastal territory. A statement accused […]

Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Security forces guarded streets approaching the church A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of […]

Two British soldiers injured in Islamic State attack in Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption The two British soldiers are understood to have been attacked in the Deir al-Zour province in Eastern Syria Two British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State attack in Syria, the BBC understands. British special forces are believed to be operating in Syria but the Ministry […]

Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Saudi women are subject to male guardianship laws A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. Local female lawyers suggest the measure will […]

USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jamal al-Badawi was controversially freed from Yemeni custody in 2007 The US military is trying to verify reports that it has killed one of the men behind a deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000. A US defence official confirmed a “precision strike” had been carried out […]

Decorated US Navy Seal accused of killing teen IS fighter

Image copyright Facebook/ Eddie Gallagher Image caption Chief Gallagher has done eight tours of combat duty in the US Navy A veteran US Navy Seal is accused of killing Iraqi civilians at random, stabbing to death a teenage prisoner and nearly a dozen other crimes. Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher will plead not guilty […]

'Mission creep': What is US doing in Syria?

'Mission creep': What is US doing in Syria?

Washington is facing an internal struggle over its military involvement in the Syrian civil war – an intricate battlefield for regional proxies where the enemy of your enemy is seldom your friend. President Donald Trump wants to get out of Syria. He and his spokespeople have made expressing this desire a daily feature of the […]

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