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Time for Eastern Europe to shine at the United Nations

As the race for the next secretary general of the United Nations heats up, speculation continues to mount on who will secure the top job. The next secretary general will take over the leadership reins of an organisation rocked by … Continue reading

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Time for Eastern Europe to shine at the United Nations

As the race for the next secretary general of the United Nations heats up, speculation continues to mount on who will secure the top job. The next secretary general will take over the leadership reins of an organisation rocked by … Continue reading

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Survival and resurrection after Congo's civil war

Daniel Kanyarahuru hid in the roof of his home when forces loyal to Congo’s President Laurent Kabila stormed his village in Kasai-Oriental province hunting for ethnic Tutsis. The teenager’s brother, his wife, and their one-month-old baby were taken away by … Continue reading

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Survival and resurrection after Congo's civil war

Daniel Kanyarahuru hid in the roof of his home when forces loyal to Congo’s President Laurent Kabila stormed his village in Kasai-Oriental province hunting for ethnic Tutsis. The teenager’s brother, his wife, and their one-month-old baby were taken away by … Continue reading

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US investigation after fatal Tesla 'Autopilot' crash

The US government has launched an investigation into the safety of automaker Tesla’s autonomous driving system after what may be the world’s first known death involving “self-driving” technology. A driver of a Tesla Model S car operating the system, which … Continue reading

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Bahraini woman killed in roadside bomb attack

A woman has been killed and three children sustained injuries when a roadside bomb exploded south of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, the country’s Ministry of Interior said, calling it a “terrorist” attack. The woman was reportedly driving on the opposite side of … Continue reading

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Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh

A Hindu priest has been hacked to death at a temple in Bangladesh, police and senior administrative officials said. Shaymanonda Das, 45, was killed on Friday in the Jhinaidah district, 300km south west of the capital, Dhaka. “He was preparing … Continue reading

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Displaced Iraqis take final exams amid chaos of war

Students step out on to the dirt road by their pre-fabricated campus, in the middle of industrial parks, residential buildings and camps for internally displaced Iraqis. Erbil’s skyline fades into the horizon. “You know the word jihad? It means struggle … Continue reading

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Report: Obama seeks Syria agreement with Russia

US President Barack Obama has proposed to “deepen” military cooperation between the US and Russia against some Syrian armed groups in exchange for Russia putting a stop to the bombing of US-backed rebels, according to a report.  UN asked to … Continue reading

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Israel punishes Hebron village over teen’s killing

Israeli forces have blockaded a Palestinian village in the southern West Bank just hours after a teenage settler was allegedly stabbed to death by a Palestinian in a nearby settlement.  “Israeli forces have begun a full siege on the village … Continue reading

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