How much trouble is Netanyahu in?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMiddle East correspondent Tom Bateman explains the allegations against Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu – currently seeking to be elected for a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister – has known many challenging times in politics, but none quite like this. The attorney general has confirmed that he […]

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Algeria protests: The beginning of the end?

Image copyright AFPImage caption A huge anti-government protest was held in the capital, Algiers Tens of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fifth term on 18 April. It is a rare show of dissent in the North African country, where more than 30% of people […]

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Who will take IS fighter and his teenage ‘bride’?

Image copyright AFPImage caption This suspected IS fighter left Baghouz this week; Riedijk and Shamima Begum left earlier Yago Riedijk was born and raised in well-to-do Dutch suburbia but abandoned it all in his early twenties for so-called Islamic State (IS). Old pictures show a smiling teenager perched behind a child on a motorbike. A […]

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Cairo station fire: Train driver ‘left brakes off’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA train collided with a buffer stop and burst into flames next to a busy platform The deadly fire at Cairo’s main railway station on Wednesday happened because the train driver left the cabin without putting the brakes on, Egypt’s public prosecutors believe. They say a preliminary […]

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