Inside Mosul: Iraq’s ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

The United Nations says that the ongoing battle for Iraq’s second city of Mosul could result in the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the war against so-called Islamic State. The battle began six months ago, and hundreds of thousands of civilians remain trapped inside parts of the city still in IS hands. The militants are now […]

Inside Mosul: ‘Iraq’s humanitarian catastrophe’

The United Nations says that the ongoing battle for Iraq’s second city of Mosul could result in the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the war against so-called Islamic State. The battle began six months ago, and hundreds of thousands of civilians remain trapped inside parts of the city still in IS hands. The militants are now […]

Prince William and Lady Gaga discuss mental health

Prince William and Lady Gaga have chatted about mental health as part of the Heads Together #oktosay campaign. The Duke of Cambridge asked the pop star to get involved after she wrote an open letter last year, revealing she has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In their video call – released on the Royal Family’s Facebook […]

Trump’s 100 Days: Diplomacy in action

It is 87 days since Donald Trump was inaugurated and he has had another busy week. As North Korea grows more assertive the president has been making friends with a surprising new ally. Meanwhile his Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been making ill-advised comments about the Holocaust. As part of his 100 Days series for […]

North Korea: ‘We will react with nuclear strike’

North Korean Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol warns the US against taking military action, in an interview with the BBC’s John Sudworth. Read more from John Sudworth on his interview here. North Korea: ‘We will react with nuclear strike’

Rahmah’s story: ‘I am a Chinese hijabi’

Rahmah is a young Chinese Muslim woman who only began wearing a hijab in her 20s. She describes some of the discrimination and suspicion she has encountered, and how she is trying to help Chinese Muslim women reclaim their identity. Rahmah’s story: ‘I am a Chinese hijabi’

Kashmir violence: Online videos ‘show abuse’

More violence has broken out between Kashmiri security forces and youths who oppose Indian rule. There are fears that graphic social media videos claiming to show abuses on both sides are adding fuel to the conflict. Kashmir violence: Online videos ‘show abuse’