Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of Nasser Zefzafi

Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of Nasser Zefzafi

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters in al-Hoceima held aloft pictures of Nasser Zefzafi Thousands of people have demonstrated in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, demanding the release of a well-known activist. Reports say riot police were involved in a tense stand-off with protesters, but later retreated. Protesters rallied after Nasser Zefzafi was arrested […]

Kabul bomb: Dozens killed in Afghan capital’s diplomatic zone

Kabul bomb: Dozens killed in Afghan capital’s diplomatic zone

Media captionCivilians were said to be the main casualties A powerful vehicle bomb has struck the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 people and injuring 350. The blast struck close to the German embassy in Zanbaq Square with civilians said to be the main casualties. The wounded staggered from the […]

South Sudan soldiers on trial over rape of aid workers

South Sudan soldiers on trial over rape of aid workers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 13 soldiers are being tried in a military court in Juba Thirteen South Sudanese soldiers have gone on trial accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering their local colleague. The incident in the capital, Juba, last July resulted in a UN report which accused UN peacekeepers of failing […]

SA has biggest maize harvest for 40 years

SA has biggest maize harvest for 40 years

Image copyright iStock Image caption This year’s harvest is expected to reach 15 million tonnes South Africa is expecting to harvest its biggest maize crop in four decades, a year after drought devastated output of the country’s staple food. Farmers are set to produce over 15 million tonnes which means the country will have a […]

Doctor in Sudan who treats up to 750,000 people wins global humanity award

Doctor in Sudan who treats up to 750,000 people wins global humanity award

A surgeon, who is the only permanent doctor for 750,000 people, has been honoured for performing more than 1,000 operations a year in Sudan. Dr Tom Catena, 53, a Catholic missionary from New York, received the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. He has worked in Sudan for more than 10 years, during the ongoing war […]

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and winds. The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of […]

Colombia and Farc agree to extend arms deadline

Colombia and Farc agree to extend arms deadline

Image copyright AFP Image caption Members of Farc are housed at transition camps as part of the demobilisation process The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have agreed to give rebel fighters more time to disarm. In a televised speech, President Juan Manuel Santos said the group had been granted an extra 20 days. […]

Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Rizieq (centre) is the leader of the hardline Muslim group Islamic Defenders Front Indonesian police have named a controversial hardline Muslim preacher as a suspect in a pornography case. Rizieq Shihab is accused of exchanging graphic messages and nude pictures in text conversations with a woman. The cleric, who […]

BA to operate all flights from Tuesday

BA to operate all flights from Tuesday

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Queues built up on Sunday at Heathrow Terminal 5 as passengers waited to speak to BA staff British Airways is now operating a full flight schedule after an IT failure saw the airline cancel thousands of flights over the bank holiday weekend. “Our IT systems are now back up […]

Morocco protests: Activist Nasser Zefzafi arrested

Morocco protests: Activist Nasser Zefzafi arrested

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nasser Zefzafi was arrested on Monday after three days on the run Moroccan police say they have detained a leading activist responsible for organising months of protests against corruption and unemployment. Nasser Zefzafi will be tried for “threatening national security”, prosecutors say. Morocco has been gripped by protests since October, […]