US court finds Assad regime liable for Marie Colvin's death in Syria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Marie Colvin Syria ordered to pay $300m over death of Sunday Times journalist in ‘targeted’ shelling in 2012 Marie Colvin in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011. She was killed in Syria in 2012. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The Sunday Times The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has Läs mer…

France prepares for return of jihadists after US withdraws

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Government making plans to prevent Isis recruits from evading justice once troops pull out A French Foreign office spokesman said US withdrawal risks leading to terrorists dispersing. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters The French government has confirmed it is preparing for French jihadists captured in Läs mer…

Europe sets up scheme to get round US sanctions on Iran

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iran nuclear deal Vehicle to be used for humanitarian supplies, then expanded to help firms trade Traders in downtown Tehran. The US embassy in Berlin said Washington did not expect the payment system to reduce economic pressure on Iran. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP France, Germany Läs mer…

Children and babies die as temperatures plummet in Syria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Conflict and arms World Health Organization sounds alarm over freezing conditions facing 23,000 people fleeing conflict A young girl displaced by fighting in Syria peers out from a shelter as snow falls in Salkeen refugee camp, northern Idlib. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters At least 29 Läs mer…

Yemen ceasefire is holding, says UN envoy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yemen Martin Griffiths says Saudi Arabia remains intent on reaching deal to end civil war The UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, shakes hands with a Houthi-appointed local official in Hodeidah. Photograph: Abdo Hyder/AFP/Getty Images Yemen’s fragile ceasefire is holding and Saudi Arabia Läs mer…

Saudi Arabia, sportswashing and golf’s daring sortie into enemy coffers | Marina Hyde

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sportblog Golf Saudi Arabia, sportswashing and golf’s daring sortie into enemy coffers Marina Hyde The European Tour breaks new and controversial ground in the Middle East this week, with Justin Rose among the players being paid up to $1m to compete in the Saudi Läs mer…

Djibouti: 130 migrants feared dead after two boats overturn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Migration and development Coastguard warns death toll will rise after recovery of 28 bodies, as UN reveals six migrants die at sea each day People search a beach for survivors after two boats capsized off the coast in Godoria, Djibouti, leaving an estimated 130 Läs mer…

Yotam Ottolenghi: 'I don’t like to tell people what to eat'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Chefs In conversation with Adam Liaw, the chef discusses cultural appropriation of food, sustainability and getting his kids to eat what he cooks Yotam Ottolenghi with Adam Liaw. Photograph: Ken Leanfore/Sydney Opera House “Who owns the recipe?” This was one of the questions Yotam Läs mer…

Libya's oil chief calls for national force to guard petroleum installations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Libya Mustafa Sanalla says specialist unit needed to end repeated seizures of oil assets by militias El Sharara, Libya’s biggest oilfield, has been out of operations since it was seized by an armed group in December. Photograph: Ismail Zetouni/Reuters The head of Libya’s national Läs mer…

The BBC should press for Eurovision to be moved from Israel | Letter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Eurovision The BBC should press for Eurovision to be moved from Israel On 8 February, the BBC will screen You Decide, to ‘deliver the UK the artist it deserves to fly the flag out in Tel Aviv in May’. For any artist of conscience, Läs mer…

British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Eurovision Vivienne Westwood, Mike Leigh and Julie Christie are among those calling for coverage to be cancelled, citing human rights violations Netta, who won Eurovision 2018 for Israel. Photograph: José Sena Goulão/EPA British cultural figures including Vivienne Westwood, Peter Gabriel and Mike Leigh have Läs mer…

Netanyahu’s chief rival Benny Gantz launches election campaign

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israel Ex-military chief aims to have broad appeal with message of ‘no more right and left’ Benny Gantz in 2014. He was head of the Israeli army from 2011 to 2015, including during two wars in Gaza. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters Israel’s former military chief Läs mer…

Laura Plummer tells of relief at release from Egyptian prison

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hull Woman jailed for carrying painkillers says she cannot wait to get home to the UK Laura Plummer was sentenced to three years in prison in December 2017, but was granted early release this week. Photograph: Handout A British woman released from jail in Läs mer…

Australia's generous aid to Yemen mustn't be undermined by its weapons sales | Jason Lee

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Yemen Australia’s generous aid to Yemen mustn’t be undermined by its weapons sales Military exports to Saudi Arabia should cease if we are serious about ending the four-year war that has killed 85,000 children A mother holds her malnourished child’s hand at a Läs mer…

Yemen ceasefire: Houthi retreat suffers setback, says UN envoy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yemen Plans for prisoner exchanges have also not gone to plan, says Martin Griffiths Saudi- and UAE-backed soldiers stand guard in the port city of Hodeidah, Yemen. Photograph: Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images Deadlines for a retreat of Houthi troops in Yemen, agreed in talks last Läs mer…