The view from Bethlehem University, which offers a colloquial Arabic course taken by some Cambridge students in recent years (Rosie Topham)
October 23, 2017 - 15:12 GMT
Five Cambridge students faced interrogation and, in at least two cases deportation, after landing at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in the last academic year.
582,000 Rohingya have crossed from Myanmar's Rakhine into Bangladesh since late August, according to the U.N. (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 13:48 GMT
Israel's foreign ministry vehemently denied reports it was involved in the tragedy unfolding in Myanmar.
Syrian troops and allied fighters regained control of the town on Saturday (AFP)
October 23, 2017 - 13:47 GMT
Dozens of the victims were shot or knifed to death before being dumped in a pit in Qaryatayn, in Syria's central Homs province.
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 13:45 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister’s media office on Monday criticized recent comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which the latter called on the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi -- which is perceived by some to be loyal to Tehran -- to leave Iraq.
Two suspects were detained for organizing the illegal crossing bid (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
More than 170 Syrians have been held since Sunday during two separate operations in western Balikesir province when they tried to travel to European countries via illegal routes, according to a governor’s office Monday.
Police accused the arrested of throwing rocks and petrol bombs at Israeli armed forces (AFP/FIle)
October 23, 2017 - 10:27 GMT
Israeli police rounded up 51 Palestinians in an occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood in overnight raids Sunday, police said in a statement.
International development minister Rory Stewart (Youtube/Sky News)
October 23, 2017 - 10:26 GMT
Rory Stewart, an international development minister, said U.K. citizens who had traveled to the war-torn country were a "serious danger" to Britain.
Yahya al-Sinwar, the Hamas leader in Gaza (AFP/File Photo)
October 23, 2017 - 08:25 GMT
Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday denied reports about tension with Qatar.
Nearly 170,000 people have been displaced from the Kirkuk region by Iraqi forces following a referendum for Kurdistan's independence (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 07:45 GMT
Kurdistan's two major political parties have announced they are prepared to enter unconditional talks with Iraq to discuss the nation's constitution.
October 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Sarmad Al Jilane, a founding member of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, initially sought safety from the Assad regime in Raqqa. Ultimately, he ended up risking his life to expose atrocities carried out by ISIS in their de facto capital.
If the Kurds themselves are divided on their relationship with Baghdad and on an independent state, the referendum cannot be expected to have any effect (AFP/File)
October 22, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Whatever the explanations or reasons behind the collapse of the Kurdish defense around Kirkuk, it is obvious that Barzani resorted to the referendum without having secured first the Kurdish unity.
We spoke to the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the Internet freedom advocate and founder of online black market the Silk Road. (
October 22, 2017 - 15:25 GMT
We spoke to the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the Internet freedom advocate and founder of online black market the Silk Road.
Qassem Suleimani, AFP/File
October 22, 2017 - 14:46 GMT
As Iraqi Kurdistan's dream of independence crumbles, Qassem Suleimani stands out as a key to knowing why some Kurds gave in to Baghdad
The samples will be sent to Iraq and Syria to be matched with captured people and recovered bodies (Shutterstock/File)
October 22, 2017 - 13:33 GMT
the Indian government has started the process of collecting DNA samples of the families of 39 missing nationals who were believed to have been captured by ISIS militants in Mosul, Iraq more than three years ago, officials and local media said on Sunday.
Last week's blast in Mogadishu killed about 360 people (AFP/File)
October 22, 2017 - 12:49 GMT
At least seven people were killed on Sunday when a minibus hit a landmine in Somalia’s southern Middle Shabelle region, according to the Somali National News Agency (SONNA).
The General Traffic Department and Najm will develop a process of accommodating and serving Saudi females involved in road accidents (AFP/File)
October 22, 2017 - 11:59 GMT
Arrangements are being made by the General Traffic Department to deploy women officials to attend to Saudi women drivers involved in road accidents.