Iran’s leader: US pullout from nuclear deal leaves Trump ‘lost in history’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sets out six conditions for Europe if it wants Iran to remain in agreement Iran’s supreme leader has said that American objections over the 2015 nuclear deal were a pretext for regime change, vowing that the US was bound to fail, Läs mer…

Emmanuel Macron plans summit to push for Libyan elections

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Libya French president aims to bring factions together to prevent disruption to proposed ballot Macron (centre) with Fayez al-Sarraj and Gen Khalifa Haftar last summer. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP Emmanuel Macron is planning to stage an international summit on Libya next week to push for Läs mer…

The young Somalis recreating Mogadishu’s prewar splendour

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A project that uses crowdsourced photos of destroyed buildings to form 3D digital models is helping refugees rediscover their roots Five years ago, Yusuf Shegow visited the ruins of the once-grand Al-Uruba hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean on Mogadishu’s waterfront. His grandfather had worked Läs mer…

The next Homeland? The problems with Fauda, Israel's brutal TV hit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Drama The next Homeland? The problems with Fauda, Israel’s brutal TV hit The Netflix smash – about a ruthless Israeli unit hunting down terrorists – has been praised for its evenhanded portrayal of the Palestinian conflict. But are there glaring omissions? Fauda Israel’s biggest Läs mer…

Palestinian minister delivers Israel ‘war crimes’ referral to ICC

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israel calls submission ‘a cynical step without legal validity’ The Palestinian foreign minister has called on the international criminal court to immediately open an investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity, and apartheid. Riyad al-Maliki met the ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, Läs mer…

Tony Blair refuses to apologise to Libyan torture victim Abdel Hakim Belhaj

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tony Blair Former UK prime minister says he knew nothing about case until after he left office Since Theresa May’s apology to Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar, pressure has grown for Tony Blair and Jack Straw to explain what they knew. Photograph: Jonathan Läs mer…

‘They deserve no mercy’: Iraq deals briskly with accused ‘women of Isis’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Baghdad court has sentenced more than 40 foreign women to death after 10-minute hearings In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao, 29, is accused of being a member Läs mer…

There is no justification for firing into crowds of protesters | Jeff Sparrow

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Gaza Opinion There is no justification for firing into crowds of protesters Jeff Sparrow Australia has opposed the UN move for an independent inquiry into the violence in Gaza. But what’s to debate anyway? Israeli snipers during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border in Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Saudi women drivers: going backward | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Saudi Arabia Opinion The Guardian view on Saudi female drivers: going backward Editorial Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will give women the right to drive. But if they ask for anything else he says they can go straight to jail A woman sits behind Läs mer…

Toxic mushrooms in Iran kill 11 people and poison more than 800

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iran Up to 10 provinces, mostly in west of country, affected by mass fungi poisoning A man weighs mushrooms for sale at a souk in Tehran, Iran. Fungi poisoning on such a large scale is rare in the country. Photograph: Alamy At least 11 Läs mer…

Iran told: comply with US demands or face 'strongest sanctions in history'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mike Pompeo Mike Pomepo threatens Tehran with additional measures and warns: ‘The Iranian regime should know this is just the beginning’ Mike Pompeo, second from left, at the swearing-in of Gina Haspel as the new CIA director on Monday. Trump and Mike Pence look Läs mer…

Further arrests of Saudi women's rights activists in escalating crackdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global development Women’s rights and gender equality Ten leading campaigners reportedly held as media denounce women as ‘traitors’ for supporting end to ban on female drivers A Saudi woman tests a car in Riyadh in advance of the lifting of a ban on female Läs mer…

The fight to define the very essence of Israel | Bernard Avishai

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion The fight to define the very essence of Israel Behind the seemingly intractable Palestinian conflict lie deeper questions about what Israel wants to be: an ‘open’ globalised democracy or a ‘closed’ Jewish state by Bernard Avishai Perhaps the hardest thing for people not Läs mer…

Despair haunts Gaza as blockade remains after bloody protests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With crossings closed, some travellers have been waiting months for exit permits In a stuffy basketball stadium in southern Gaza, the stands are packed. Young people, the elderly and families sit on blue and yellow plastic seats, their eyes fixed on the court. But Läs mer…