Blackout at Iranian atomic site described as 'nuclear terrorism' by officials

A blackout at an Iranian atomic site has been described as “nuclear terrorism” by officials, raising tensions in the region. It happened at the Natanz facility, 125 miles (200km) south of Tehran,... Read more »

Jordan's army chief denies king's half-brother has been arrested in alleged coup attempt

Jordan’s top military official has denied reports that the king’s half-brother has been arrested as part of an alleged coup attempt against the monarch. But Major General Yousef Huneiti did say that... Read more »

WHO report into COVID origin criticised over 'lack of access' amid calls for more studies

The international community has criticised a World Health Organisation (WHO) report into the origin of the coronavirus, claiming it is “lacking crucial information, access and transparency” and should be “free of surveillance”.... Read more »

'All hypotheses remain on the table' in search for source of COVID-19, says WHO

The head of the World Health Organisation says “all hypotheses remain on the table” in the search for the origin of COVID-19. Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said a WHO team looking... Read more »

Prince Charles visits Greece as Philip's home country celebrates 200th anniversary of independence.

The Prince of Wales has spoken of his “profound connection to Greece” as he paid tribute to the country where his father was born almost 100 years ago. Prince Charles and the... Read more »

Why the cost of Suez Canal mishap is being calculated around the world

Imagine the Shard wedged across Horse Guards’ Parade and you begin to grasp the scale of the engineering challenge of unblocking the Suez Canal. At 310m London’s tallest building is actually a... Read more »

Israel elections: Benjamin Netanyahu falls short of majority in exit polls

Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to secure a majority in Israel’s elections, leaving his future as prime minister uncertain. Mr Netanyahu fell short of the 61 seats needed to maintain control of the... Read more »

Israelis vote in fourth election in two years as PM hopes vaccine success will keep him in power

Israelis are at the polls again as the country holds its fourth parliamentary election in two years. The vote is seen as a referendum on the divisive rule of its longest-serving prime... Read more »

'We complain but in the end, we do it' – debate over 'bruised' Oxford jab rages in Paris

Even on a grey, drizzly day, the town hall of the third arrondissement in Paris is a fine building. Built in the 1860s, it sits in the heart of a busy district.... Read more »

Israeli archaeologists discover dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments in desert cave

Israeli archaeologists have discovered dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments in the Judean Desert, south of Jerusalem, believed to be hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.... Read more »