Syria conflict: France wants Russia on war crimes charges

Syria conflict: France wants Russia on war crimes charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russia vetoed a UN resolution calling for an end to bombing French President Francois Hollande has suggested Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria’s second city Aleppo. Mr Hollande told French TV this could take place in the International Criminal Court (ICC). He also said he […]

US election: Trump camp on attack ahead of debate

US election: Trump camp on attack ahead of debate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump made a brief appearance outside Trump Tower on Saturday to greet his supporters US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his team have come out fighting after a slew of attacks over his obscene remarks about women. Mr Trump is due to meet his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton […]

IS ‘loses more than a quarter of its territory’ in Syria and Iraq

IS ‘loses more than a quarter of its territory’ in Syria and Iraq

Image copyright AFP Image caption So-called Islamic State has come under attack from an array of forces in Syria and Iraq So-called Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of the territory it once controlled, new data shows. Security and defence analysts IHS say the group’s control has shrunk by 28% since its […]

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti in national mourning as aid gears up

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti in national mourning as aid gears up

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Haiti has been burying its dead but its survivors will need large-scale aid Haiti has begun three days of national mourning for those killed by Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the south of the country. At least 900 people are believed to have died. Tens of thousands of homes have been […]

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid

Image copyright AFP Image caption The south-western town of Jeremie suffered the full force of the storm The UN has warned it could take days for the full impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti to emerge, as the death toll soars to more than 800 dead. The death toll has doubled, and may rise, as […]

Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation

Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation

Image copyright AP Image caption Residents repair their homes in Les Cayes, Haiti Hurricane Matthew has left 108 people dead in Haiti, the interior minister has told AFP news agency. One local official, speaking to AFP, said 50 people had died in the southern town of Roche-a-Bateau alone. New images from remote and cut off […]

‘Honour killings’: Pakistan closes loophole allowing killers to go free

‘Honour killings’: Pakistan closes loophole allowing killers to go free

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new law is being seen as a big step towards ending honour killings in Pakistan Pakistan’s government has closed a loophole allowing those behind so-called honour killings to go free. New legislation means killers will get a mandatory life sentence. Previously, killers could be pardoned by a victim’s family […]

Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti

Media captionHurricane Matthew from space The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has hit Haiti, bringing 145mph (230km/h) winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm surges. Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, made landfall at about 11:00 GMT and is heading towards eastern Cuba. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Haiti was “getting […]

Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus base

Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus base

Image copyright AP Image caption Russian officials said the system was purely defensive Russia has confirmed it has sent an S-300 air defence system to its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus. Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the purpose of the system was to guarantee the security of the base from the […]

Germany drops Turkey President Erdogan insult case

Germany drops Turkey President Erdogan insult case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Satirist Jan Boehmermann poked fun at Turkey’s president in an obscene poem on TV German prosecutors have dropped an investigation into a TV comedian accused of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The prosecutors in the western city of Mainz said they had not found sufficient evidence to continue the […]