In a video message posted on Facebook and Twitter last Friday, Benjamin Netanyahu said the Palestinians wanted to form a state devoid of a Jewish population and called this “ethnic cleansing”. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Reuters

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Thursday lambasted a video released by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu video last Friday as an “unaccep(...)

A woman breathes through an oxygen mask at al-Quds hospital in Syria, after a hospital and a civil defence group said a gas,  believed to be chlorine, was dropped alongside barrel bombs on a neighbourhood in Aleppo. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The UN is working with Russia to bring about a “humanitarian pause” to fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, hours after reports of a gas attack on r(...)

A Bangladeshi man throws a shoe at a Motiur Rahman Nizami poster to celebrate the execution of the Jamaat-e-Islami party’s senior leader outside Dhaka’s central jail in Bangladesh. Photograph: AP Photo

Bangladesh hanged an Islamist party leader, Motiur Rahman Nizami, on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during a 1971 war of independen(...)