The BBC’s Paul Adams explains the issues at the root of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Image copyright Tamil Refugee Council Image caption Australian-born Dharuniga (l) and Kopiga (r) were reportedly separated from both parents while being transported across Australia A Tamil family seeking asylum in Australia were saved from deportation minutes before their plane for Sri Lanka was due to fly on Tuesday night. A last-minute injunction paused the removal […]
Image copyright Chris Jackson/Getty Image caption The UAE has doubled the price of smoking, but some say it only hits low-income smokers Only one in four smokers in the United Arab Emirates have changed their habits after the government introduced a 100% “sin tax” last year, it’s been reported. According to a poll of 600 […]
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after […]