Saudi Arabia ‘curtailed’ Jamal Khashoggi murder probe: UN expert

Saudi Arabia ‘curtailed’ Jamal Khashoggi murder probe: UN expert

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard visited the consulate where Jamal Khashoggi was killed Saudi Arabia “seriously curtailed and undermined” Turkey’s ability to investigate the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a UN expert has said. A preliminary report into the investigation says Turkey was not allowed into the consul where the journalist was […]

US court stays Muslim inmate’s execution over denial of imam request

US court stays Muslim inmate’s execution over denial of imam request

Image copyright Alabama Dept of Corrections via AFP A federal appeals court has blocked the execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama after the state refused to allow his imam to be present at his death. Domineque Ray, convicted of murdering a 15-year-old girl in 1995, was scheduled for execution on Thursday. But his lawyers […]

BBC journalists arrested in Uganda

BBC journalists arrested in Uganda

Image copyright Getty Images Ugandan police have detained a team of BBC journalists in the country’s capital, Kampala. The journalists were looking into the illegal sales of government drugs and were arrested on Wednesday night. The Ugandan government spokesman has demanded the immediate release of the team, according to Reuters news agency. In a statement, […]

Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office

Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office

Image copyright NASA Image caption A Nasa graphic showing the global temperature anomalies between 2014 and 2018 – higher than the long term trend is shown in red The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, says the Met Office. It’s forecasting […]

INF nuclear treaty: Russia plans new missile systems after pullout

INF nuclear treaty: Russia plans new missile systems after pullout

Media captionAre we on the cusp of a new nuclear arms race? Russia says it is planning to develop new missile systems after both Russia and the US suspended their involvement in an arms control pact. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty banned both countries from using short- and medium-range missiles. Last week, US President […]

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó ridicules ‘civil war’ threat

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó ridicules ‘civil war’ threat

Media captionWhy Venezuela matters to the US… and vice versa Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó has dismissed warnings from President Nicolás Maduro the country’s political crisis could spark civil war. Mr Guaidó has declared himself interim president and won support from major powers including the US. Mr Maduro said that whether there was war would […]

Venezuela crisis: Opposition supporters host nationwide rallies

Venezuela crisis: Opposition supporters host nationwide rallies

Media captionSaturday’s protests are intended to ramp up pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign Supporters of Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó are gathering for nationwide demonstrations. Saturday’s protests are intended to ramp up pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to step down and call a snap presidential election. Mr Guaidó declared himself president last […]

Brumadinho: Search for survivors resumes after second Brazil dam alert

Brumadinho: Search for survivors resumes after second Brazil dam alert

Media captionRescuers are searching for hundreds of people, missing after a dam collapse caused a huge mudslide Rescue teams have resumed their search for hundreds of people still missing after a dam collapsed in south-eastern Brazil on Friday, officials say. Authorities paused the search for hours amid fears that a separate dam was at risk […]

Venezuela crisis: Maduro given ultimatum by European leaders

Venezuela crisis: Maduro given ultimatum by European leaders

Media captionWho’s really in charge in Venezuela? The BBC’s Paul Adams explains Spain, Germany, France and the UK have warned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that he must call elections within eight days – or they will officially recognise the opposition. Mr Maduro is under pressure after his rival Juan Guaidó declared himself “acting president” on […]

Taliban talks: US envoy says significant progress made in Qatar

Taliban talks: US envoy says significant progress made in Qatar

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan and is part of a Nato mission there The US and the Afghan Taliban have made “significant progress” in talks aimed at ending the 17-year-old conflict in Afghanistan, the US envoy has said. In a series of tweets, Zalmay Khalilzad did not […]