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London Mozart Players: the ultimate comeback kids

Against all odds the London Mozart Players are still fighting fit, says Ivan Hewett<p>This week the London Mozart Players will prove that they really are the comeback kids of the orchestral world. Twice in recent years this fine chamber orchestra has threatened to disappear. The first time was in …

Istanbul's Roma share identity through music

<b>Istanbul, Turkey -</b> Sheet music is spread out on chairs or perched on rickety music stands. Bows whip across violin strings as fingers move rapidly across hand drums.<p>"No! No! No!" cries the conductor of the orchestra, made up of young Roma musicians. "Start again, from the top." The musicians begin …

Palestinian double-refugees struggle in Gaza

<b>Gaza City, Palestine -</b> "Death was all over the place. Projectiles were not stopping … we miraculously fled the camp."<p>This is how Palestinian refugee Alaa Barakat described his last moments in Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus in December 2012. Barakat lived in the camp with his wife and two …

Libyan jets bomb armed groups in Benghazi

Libyan jets have bombed bases of armed groups in Benghazi as part of a self-declared campaign by a renegade former general to purge the North African country of religious hardline militias.<p>A Reuters witness and an air force official in Benghazi said two jets bombed a base belonging to the February …

Iraq on edge over spiralling violence

Dozens of people were killed in a string of attacks across Iraq on Wednesday in one of the worst days of violence in more than five years.<p>Unrest is at its highest level since sectarian violence reached a peak back in 2007.<p>Many Iraqis are now wondering if the attacks will ever stop.<p>Al Jazeera's …

Residents endure devastation in Syria's Homs

A UN Security Council resolution is being drafted to allow the delivery of international aid to Syria without the approval of the government. <br>The UN says 9.3 million Syrians need assistance.<p>Among them are people in the village of Addar Al-Kabeera, north of Homs.<p>Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports.

Yemen army fighting war on two fronts

The hard-pressed Yemen army is fighting a war on two fronts<p>Shia Houthi rebels stage attacks on the military in the north, while the government has launched a major offensive on al-Qaeda fighters in the south.<p>Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Sanaa.

Israeli police arrest Palestinian with bomb

Israeli authorities say they have prevented a bomb attack near the settlement of Ariel in the occupied West Bank.<p>Micky Rosenfeld, a spokesman for the Israeli police, said a Palestinian man wearing explosives had been arrested at the Tapuach junction.<p>Israeli forces saw the man was wearing a coat on …

Egyptians protest after Sisi election victory

Protests have been taking place in cities across Egypt, days after the country elected former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi its president in a vote his sole contender has appealed.<p>On Friday, demonstrators took to the streets in the capital Cairo, Bani Suef and Fayoum, holding banners with photos …

Syrian refugees seek sanctuary in Morocco

<b>Rabat, Morocco -</b> A small, worn-out building on a busy street in downtown Rabat, Hotel Africa has become a reference point for many Syrian refugees who come to the Moroccan capital. Dingy, barely furnished and quiet, the hotel is one of the cheapest options for hundreds of newly arrived Syrian …

Hundreds rally in support for Libya's Haftar

Hundreds of Libyan demonstrators have taken to the streets for a second week to support a renegade general who launched an armed campaign against armed groups in the restive east of the country.<p>On Friday, supporters of General Khalifa Haftar gathered in Tripoli's Martyr square and other cities …

Syria barrel bomb toll 'nears 2000' this year

Barrel bombs dropped by Syrian government forces on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo have killed nearly 2,000 people so far this year, an activist group has said.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, one of the main groups counting the dead in the three-year-long …