British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Image copyright @Ael_sheikh Image caption Passengers at London Heathrow were handed letters from BA explaining the suspension of the Cairo flights British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security “precaution”.Passengers about to board a BA flight to the city from London’s Heathrow Airport were told that…

Hunt urges Iran to ‘reverse unlawful’ ship seizure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage released by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard-affiliated Fars news agency appears to show Stena Impero being seizedThe foreign secretary has urged Iran to reverse its “illegal” seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf.Jeremy Hunt said it “raises very serious questions” about the security of British and international…

‘Faux news’: BBC reporter heckled in Hong Kong

The BBC’s China correspondent Stephen McDonell has been interrupted on air by pro-Beijing protesters in Hong Kong. There have been mass demonstrations in the city in recent weeks against a proposed extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to China for trial.This weekend is seeing mass protests by both pro- and anti-China…

Hundreds quiz resplendent elections in Moscow

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands of protesters call for fair electionsMore than 20,000 protesters have gathered in Moscow demanding free and fair elections in the Russian capital.Protesters are calling for opposition candidates to be allowed to register for the September polls.The authorities have refused to register them despite each candidate gathering…

Merkel marks Hitler assassination give an explanation for with charm

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel visited an exhibit in Berlin in July on anti-Nazi conspirator Claus von Stauffenberg German Chancellor Angela Markel has used the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler to call on citizens to counter rising right-wing extremism. Ms Merkel thanked the German officer, Claus…