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A file picture taken on January 1, 2013 shows jet fighters of the Saudi Royal air force performing during the graduation ceremony of the 83rd batch of King Faisal Air Academy (KFAA) students at the Riyadh military airport

Saudi Arabia accused of killing 40 including children in air strike on Yemen refugee camp

Al-Mazraq camp, near the Saudi border, was allegedly hit by fighter jets yesterday but the government blamed rebel artillery fire for casualties

Anonymous threatened an 'electronic holocaust' on Israel on 7 April

Anonymous vows to wreak 'electronic holocaust' on Israel for 'crimes in the Palestinian territories'

The 'hacktivist' group has targeted government and military websites numerous times in the last three years

A former Isis fighter has revealed the elaborate training he received in Iraq and Syria and the way in which taking part in executions is an initiation rite

Give all Isis sympathisers a free flight to Syria and you’ve solved the problem, says Ukip candidate

Keith Fraser tells The Independent we should 'charter some jets and take them over there' to make Britain safer

Former prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, found guilty in another case of corruption

Olmert had plans to offer 95% of the West Bank to Palestinians

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shake hands as they meet in Moscow's Kremlin, 19 December 2006.

Saudi Arabia accuses Putin of hypocrisy over letter urging peace when Russia 'part of problem'

'He speaks about the problems in the Middle East as though Russia is not influencing these problems,' the Saudi Foreign Minister said

Benjamin Netanyahu says impending nuclear deal for Iran 'is very dangerous to humanity' after being excluded from discussions

Israel is reportedly the only place in the Middle East to hold nuclear weapons

In the video, the captives are led forward by a group of armed teenage boys

Children take eight Isis captives to be beheaded in latest propaganda video

In the video, the captives, wearing orange jumpsuits with their hands tied behind their backs, were led forward in a field by teenage boys

US and Iranian officials in Lausanne including John Kerry, second left, and Mohammad Javad Zarif, second right

Nuclear deal with Iran is 'within reach' as obstacles are overcome, US says

Any pact before Tuesday’s deadline will have to satisfy US Congress, reports Rupert Cornwell from Washington

Putin told the Arab League that international military intervention was not the way to solve the world's conflicts

Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state

Russian President tells Arab League his country will fight to establish an independent Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem

Arab League leaders including (from left to right): Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Kuwait's Emir Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Saudi King Salman, second and Yemeni President Abdel Rabbo Mansour Hadi, right

Yemen crisis: Middle East leaders agree to create first joint Arab military force

Egypt-led talks held to combat Iranian-backed militia that has driven out the government of Yemen, as Saudi-led air strikes continued for a fourth day

Crowds in Taiz, Yemen react to a Houthi rebel takeover in parts of the city

Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

World View: Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis

Fish stocks are low for Gaza boatmen

The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

Palestinians say increasing restrictions on the water they use have led to economic collapse – and deadly assaults

Jabhat al-Nusra’s fighters pose for a picture after the militants stormed Idlib on Saturday

Syria civil war: Jabhat al-Nusra captures majority of Idlib from President Assad's forces

If the city falls, it would be the second provincial capital and major urban centre lost by by the government in the four-year-old conflict

Houthi fighters near Sanaa airport on Saturday

Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia ready for long campaign against Houthi rebels across the border

Riyadh, backed by Egypt, signals hardline stance to Iran-backed Shias at Arab League summit

Foreign diplomats and UN workers evacuated from Yemen amid bloodshed between Shia Houthis and Sunni fighters

Embassy staff and United Nations employees are fleeing Yemen for East Africa

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Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

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