Tag: Middle East

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Iranian morality police fire warning shots after crowd prevents arrest of women without hijab

Iranian morality police fire warning shots after crowd prevents arrest of women without hijab

In recent years, many women have challenged the law by wearing headscarves on the back of the head to reveal the front of their hair, using makeup ...
Do not abandon us now, Kurdish leader tells the West as Isil battle draws to a close 

Do not abandon us now, Kurdish leader tells the West as Isil battle draws to a close 

In December, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, threatened to launch a military operation to "wipe out terror groups east of the Euphr ...
Iran cancels broadcast of Bundesliga match 'because of woman referee'

Iran cancels broadcast of Bundesliga match 'because of woman referee'

Iranian state television reportedly failed to broadcast a German top flight football match because the referee was a woman. The Bundesliga match b ...
Isil bride is 'traumatised', says lawyer as he likens her to a First World War soldier

Isil bride is 'traumatised', says lawyer as he likens her to a First World War soldier

The Isil bride who travelled to Syria to marry a terrorist is "traumatised", according to her lawyer, who likened his client to a World War One so ...
Iran launches new missile submarine 

Iran launches new missile submarine 

The vessel weighs 600 tonnes and is armed with torpedoes, naval mines and cruise missiles that can be launched from a submerged position, the gove ...
Donald Trump demands Britain puts jihadists on trial as Isil makes desperate last stand

Donald Trump demands Britain puts jihadists on trial as Isil makes desperate last stand

Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary,  insisted last week he would “not hesitate” to prevent the return of anyone who supported terrorist organisations ...
Merkel says US withdrawal from Syria will boost Russia and Iran

Merkel says US withdrawal from Syria will boost Russia and Iran

Angela Merkel yesterday warned the planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria following the defeat of Isil and the collapse of its caliphate risks ...
US-backed forces fighting Isil to declare victory 'in a very short time' as last foreign fighters surrender

US-backed forces fighting Isil to declare victory 'in a very short time' as last foreign fighters surrender

Western-backed forces said on Saturday morning that in a “very short time” they would announce the defeat of Isil. Jiya Furat, a commander with th ...
Family from Manchester detained in Syria for links to Isil say they miss 'freedom and independence' in UK

Family from Manchester detained in Syria for links to Isil say they miss 'freedom and independence' in UK

Father-of-five Sabar Aslam said he had not contact with wife Safiya for several years: “They left me four years ago and that’s the end of the stor ...

Video dispatch: Inside the Syrian 'Camp of Death' holding thousands of foreign women and children

Syria's 'Camp of Death' holds some 3,100 foreign women and children, including around 20 Britons, separated from their husbands and other foreign ...
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