Armenia crisis: Protesters block roads after Pashinyan rejected as PM

Armenia crisis: Protesters block roads after Pashinyan rejected as PM

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters of all ages returned to Republic Square in the capital as Armenians responded to a call for a general strike Tens of thousands of supporters of Armenia’s protest leader, Nikol Pashinyan, have responded to his call for civil disobedience, blocking key roads and government buildings. Mr Pashinyan has led […]

South Korea says US troops will stay despite possible peace treaty

South Korea says US troops will stay despite possible peace treaty

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tens of thousands of US military personnel are based in South Korea South Korea’s government has said US troops will remain in the country, even if a deal is reached to formally end the Korean War. About 29,000 US soldiers are based in South Korea, under a security agreement reached […]

Israel’s Iran documents show nuclear deal ‘was built on lies’

Israel’s Iran documents show nuclear deal ‘was built on lies’

Media captionIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled on Monday what he claims to be Iran’s secret atomic archive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a landmark nuclear deal with Iran was “built on lies”, after Israel claimed to have proof of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme. Mr Pompeo said documents revealed by Israel’s prime […]

Afghan security forces ‘shrink sharply’ – US watchdog

Afghan security forces ‘shrink sharply’ – US watchdog

Image copyright EPA Image caption Violence has risen since international combat troops left Afghanistan three years ago The strength of the Afghan security forces has declined sharply over the past 12 months due to desertions and high casualty rates, a US government watchdog has said. The number of security forces personnel has fallen by about […]

Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit

Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit

Media captionKim Jong-un makes pledge for peace with South Korea The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding a historic summit. The announcement was made by the North’s Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea after talks at the border. The two […]

Golden State Killer suspect traced using genealogy websites

Golden State Killer suspect traced using genealogy websites

Image copyright EPA Image caption Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo was arrested on Tuesday and charged with murder Californian prosecutors say genealogy websites played a key role in tracking down a man accused of being a notorious serial killer. Joseph DeAngelo, 72, is suspected of being the so-called Golden State Killer, blamed for a spate […]

EU agrees ban on ‘bee-killing’ chemical

EU agrees ban on ‘bee-killing’ chemical

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Concerns over the health of honeybees and other pollinators have led the EU to push for a total ban Member states have voted in favour of an almost complete ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU. Scientific studies have long linked their use to the decline […]

IS web media targeted in EU-led attack

IS web media targeted in EU-led attack

Image copyright Screen grab Image caption IS has broadcast slick propaganda videos globally The EU police agency Europol says an international operation has struck a major blow against the internet propaganda of the Islamic State group. Cyber specialists in various European countries, Canada and the US targeted online sites including the Amaq News Agency, seen […]

Macron believes Trump will drop Iran nuclear deal

Macron believes Trump will drop Iran nuclear deal

Media captionFive times Macron ripped up Trump agenda French President Emmanuel Macron has said he may have failed in efforts to persuade Donald Trump to retain an international nuclear deal with Iran. “My view is… that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons,” Mr Macron said at the end […]

Asaram Bapu: Indian guru sentenced to life for raping girl

Asaram Bapu: Indian guru sentenced to life for raping girl

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Asaram denies all allegations against him A self-styled Indian spiritual guru who claims millions of followers worldwide has been given a life sentence for raping a 16-year-old girl. Asaram Bapu carried out the 2013 attack at his ashram in the northern city of Jodhpur, the court ruled. He is […]