• Al Jazeera

    Israel strikes Syrian army base in Aleppo

    Israeli missiles have targeted a Syrian military post in the Aleppo province late on Sunday, Syrian state media reported. The Syrian state-run Syrian News Agency (SANA) quoted a military source as saying: "the Zionist enemy has repeated its desperate attempts to support the defeated terrorist groups in Deraa and Quneitra and targeted one of our military posts with rockets north of the al-Nairab airport." The agency said the strike caused only material damage, while the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that nine "pro-regime fighters" were killed. The military base was being used by the Syrian government's chief ally, Iran, the monitoring group added. In the past, Israel had

  • CNN

    Photos of Prince Louis's christening released

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  • BBC News

    Does Love Island have a diversity problem?

    We're six weeks in, there's been more than 30 contestants and at least 50,000 mentions of the word "loyal". But as Love Island continues to keep us hooked there's been an uncomfortable conversation around the show. It's all about diversity. Some fans have continually questioned why the majority of the cast appear to look the same. Leigh-Ann Pinnock from Little Mix waded in on the debate saying she was tempted to switch off because of its lack of diversity. Newsbeat has been taking a look at the debate so far. 'Where are the south Asian women?' More than 85,000 people applied for Love Island this year. With such a huge number of singletons to choose from, some fans have questioned why the majority

  • BBC Sport

    World Cup 2018: Bizarre trophy presentation caps superb tournament

    Media playback is not supported on this device The World Cup is over for another four years and the tournament's grand finale didn't disappoint. France won the biggest prize in football for the second time by overcoming Croatia 4-2 in a thrilling final in Moscow. But once the final whistle had gone, the chaos of the presentation ceremony got under way... eventually. It took more than 20 minutes after the end of the match for the trophy to emerge from the tunnel, leaving the teams to stand awkwardly on the pitch awaiting the ceremony. Having already had a pitch invasion earlier in the match, the Russian organisers were clearly taking no chances with security. Former Germany captain Philipp Lahm

  • Arabian Business

    Saudi woman may face charges over hugging pop star in Taif concert

    A woman may face charges under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia after storming a stage to hug a pop star, authorities and local media said Sunday. The woman could face two years in prison and a fine of up to 100,000 Saudi riyals ($27,000, 23,000 euros), attorney Abdulkarim al-Qadi told the Okaz news site. The woman, who has not been identified, was dressed in a full-length abaya and niqab face cover when she jumped on stage to hug Iraqi singer Majid al-Muhandis, whose songs are hugely popular in the Gulf. A police statement said the woman had been arrested on Friday night for "criminal acts as per the anti-harassment regulatory act". A video circulating on social media showed the woman rushing

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss

    After watching their football team lose 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, some Croatians wept with sadness while others felt pride that their tiny nation had gone so far in the tournament. When the final whistle blew fans who had gathered in Ban Jelacic square in the capital Zagreb to watch the match on a big screen hugged each other in commiseration. One young woman used a red-and-white Croatian flag to wipe tears from her eyes as a female friend, also crying, put her arm around her. Others continued waving Croatian flags and scarves through the disappointment after watching their country play in the World Cup final for the first time. Croatia's Lovre Kalinic is embraced

  • BBC News

    Trump blames Obama over 'Russian hacking'

    US President Donald Trump has criticised the administration of his predecessor Barack Obama over alleged Russian hacking to help him win the 2016 presidential election. "Why didn't they do something about it?" he tweeted, adding that Mr Obama had been told about it before the vote. It follows pressure on Mr Trump to cancel Monday's talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin following the indictment of 12 Russians on Friday. Russia denies allegations of hacking. Mr Trump is due to meet Mr Putin in the Finnish capital Helsinki. Russia said it was looking forward to the meeting. "We consider Trump a negotiating partner," said Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov. "The state of bilateral relations is very bad. We