Mohammed Vall

Mohammed Vall

Saudi Arabia

Saudi court: No compensation for Mecca crane collapse victims

A Saudi court has cleared a construction company of responsibility for the 2015 collapse of a crane in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, which killed at least 111 people

Saudi court: No compensation for Mecca crane collapse victims

Middle East

Arab Christians' plight under spotlight in Qatar conference

One of the conclusions of the talks was that a new pact needs to be made to ensure social equality and peace between religious groups in the region.

Arab Christians' plight under spotlight in Qatar conference

Middle East

Qatar welcomes Saudi move to allow pilgrims to perform Hajj

Qatar's government has welcomed an announcement from Saudi Arabia that its people will be allowed to cross the border for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Qatar welcomes Saudi move to allow pilgrims to perform Hajj

Middle East

US criticises Saudi Arabia, Bahrain for lack of religious freedom

US President Donald Trump's administration says the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant group remains the biggest threat to religious freedom around the world.

US criticises Saudi Arabia, Bahrain for lack of religious freedom

Africa

Music helps unite West Africa's Taureg community

The Tuareg community in the West African country of Mali has been divided by years of conflict. Many are living in exile or as refugees.

Music helps unite West Africa's Taureg community

Middle East

Yemen cholera epidemic spreads to 21 regions

The UN says Yemen's cholera epidemic has spread to all but one of 22 regions. There are now almost 500,000 suspected cases.

Yemen cholera epidemic spreads to 21 regions

Middle East

Up to 50 refugees 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen

Up to 50 refugees and migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were 'deliberately drowned' when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday, calling the drownings 'shocking and inhumane'.

Up to 50 refugees 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen

Middle East

Yemen war: Fears as vital blood bank centre faces closure

Two years of war in Yemen have killed more than 10,000 people. Thousands of others have died from a lack of medical facilities or starvation amid disease outbreaks.

Yemen war: Fears as vital blood bank centre faces closure

Middle East

Syria: Idlib locals try to regain normality

Mountain resorts long abandoned in northwest Syria are slowly coming back to life.

Syria: Idlib locals try to regain normality

Africa

EU crackdown takes toll on Niger smuggling hub

Many people trying to get to Europe from sub-Saharan Africa pass through Agadez, in central Niger. But the numbers trying that journey are now falling, due to an EU-funded government crackdown.

EU crackdown takes toll on Niger smuggling hub

Africa

France's Macron visits Mali to boost new regional security force

The leaders of five countries in north Africa are meeting French President Emmanuel Macron in Mali to discuss the deployment of a new African force to fight 'terrorism' in the Sahel region.

France's Macron visits Mali to boost new regional security force

Middle East

Turkey backs Qatar in dispute as Trump claims to support solution

The sea, land and air blockades imposed by several Arab countries on Qatar has precluded food shipments and led to the cancellation of flights.

Turkey backs Qatar in dispute as Trump claims to support solution