Le Pen in Lebanon controversy over headscarf refusal

A new poll shows French Republican candidate Francois Fillon is now likely to make it into France’s presidential run-off, which Le Pen will not

6 days ago
Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

The decision to court martial the conscript has divided Israelis even though the incapacitated Palestinian was shot dead as he lay on ground

6 days ago
Suicide bomber blows himself up at court building in Pakistan

One attacker detonated the bomb outside the court, while two others were killed by police officers before they could enter the building

6 days ago
Saudi Arabia launches its $50bn renewable-energy drive

The world’s top crude exporter invites bids to build 700MW of wind and solar power plants as it diversifies its energy mix

7 days ago
Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

The Mosul onslaught marks a new phase in Iraq’s largest military operation to flush out jihadists in years

8 days ago
New Syria talks aim to bolster ceasefire

The talks have been billed as a prelude to broader negotiations in Geneva

10 days ago