US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul

Image copyright AFP Image caption This photo taken on 26 March shows houses destroyed in the area The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March. US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State […]

US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul

Image copyright AFP Image caption This photo taken on 26 March shows houses destroyed in the area The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March. US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State […]

Gaza Palestinians: Hamas kills three ‘collaborators’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The three suspects were brought to court on Sunday Three men accused over the killing of a leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas have been put to death by the group in the Gaza Strip. One was accused of killing Mazen Fuqaha while the other two were accused of […]

Pigeon ‘caught with backpack of drugs’

Image copyright Al-Rai Image caption The drugs are believed to be ketamine, an anaesthetic also used as an illegal party drug Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports. A total of 178 pills were found in the fabric pocket attached to its back, the […]

US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul

Image copyright AFP Image caption This photo taken on 26 March shows houses destroyed in the area The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March. US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State […]

Gaza Palestinians: Hamas kills three ‘collaborators’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The three suspects were brought to court on Sunday Three men accused over the killing of a leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas have been put to death by the group in the Gaza Strip. One was accused of killing Mazen Fuqaha while the other two were accused of […]

Pigeon ‘caught with backpack of drugs’

Image copyright Al-Rai Image caption The drugs are believed to be ketamine, an anaesthetic also used as an illegal party drug Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports. A total of 178 pills were found in the fabric pocket attached to its back, the […]

US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul

Image copyright AFP Image caption This photo taken on 26 March shows houses destroyed in the area The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March. US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State […]

Iraq investigates alleged abuses by Mosul troops

Image copyright AFP Image caption The journalist said he documented “war crimes” by an Iraqi interior ministry force Iraq has opened an inquiry into claims that its forces abused and killed civilians in the battle for Mosul against so-called Islamic State (IS). An interior ministry statement said it would take legal measures against anyone proven […]

Syria war: Air strike near Raqqa ‘kills 16 civilians’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the fighting around Raqqa At least 16 civilians have been killed in a US-led coalition air strike near so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say. Women and children were among those who died overnight in the village of al-Baruda, […]