Sudan’s Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump

Sudan’s Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Omar al-Bashir had been invited by King Salman Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to take up an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit at which US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour. Mr Bashir, who cited “private reasons”, is wanted for alleged […]

Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia

Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images A teenager from Guinea in West Africa has escaped from an Australian house where she was allegedly being held as a sex slave, according to police. The 17-year-old girl had been brought to Sydney in early April by a man who offered her work as a cleaner, New South Wales Police […]

Libya clashes ‘kill 60’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Libya clashes ‘kill 60’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spokesman for a government-linked faction says they liberated the airbase At least 60 people have reportedly been killed after an attack on a military base in southern Libya following clashes between rival factions. Most of those killed are linked to a faction allied to self-styled general Khalifa Haftar. The […]

Syria and Russia condemn US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Syria and Russia condemn US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Image caption British special forces personnel were photographed near the Tanf base in June 2016 Syria and its ally Russia have condemned air strikes by the US-led coalition on pro-Syrian government forces near the Jordan border. Syria said the strikes were a “blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism”, while Russia said they breached the country’s […]

Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Media captionJulian Assange spoke on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy: “Seven years of detention without charge” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy. Hailing an “important victory”, he said he was prepared […]

‘Major breakthrough’ in Norway’s 46-year-old Isdal woman mystery

‘Major breakthrough’ in Norway’s 46-year-old Isdal woman mystery

Image copyright Stephen Missal Scientists believe they may have made a major breakthrough in efforts to solve a decades-long mystery of a burned body found in Norway 1970. New forensic analysis on the teeth of the unidentified “Isdal woman” found chemical traces which may tell investigators where she grew up. The results narrow the search […]

Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island

Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island

Media captionPesticide spraying has not solved the problem on Agios Efstratios Villagers on a tiny Greek Aegean island, Agios Efstratios, are battling a plague of locusts and a state of emergency has been declared there. The island has about 200 residents who rely on agriculture and fishing. Locust infestation is a recurring problem. A member […]

Macron in Mali: France will be ‘uncompromising’ in fight against terrorists

Macron in Mali: France will be ‘uncompromising’ in fight against terrorists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Mali Emmanuel Macron has said France will be “uncompromising” in the fight against “Islamist terrorists” in Mali, during a short visit to the country. France’s new president also reaffirmed his commitment to helping the West African country, where French soldiers have been facing extremists […]

Labour says curbs on winter fuel payments ‘sick and sneaky’

Labour says curbs on winter fuel payments ‘sick and sneaky’

Image copyright PA Image caption The Labour leader said the proposals had caused greater consternation Plans to limit the number of pensioners who get winter fuel payments are “sick and sneaky”, Labour has claimed. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said 10 million people would be hit by Tory proposals to means-test the allowance. Labour, which says […]

Election 2017: May and Davidson promise to stand up to SNP

Election 2017: May and Davidson promise to stand up to SNP

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May joined Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson for the party’s manifesto launch Theresa May and Ruth Davidson have made a pledge to stand up to the Scottish National Party at the launch of the Scottish Conservatives’ manifesto. They were speaking at an event in Edinburgh. Scottish party leader […]