Turkey-Syria offensive: ‘Hundreds’ of IS relatives escape camp

Media captionAmira, Heba and Hamza are stranded, in danger and they want to come home Hundreds of foreigners affiliated with the Islamic State group (IS) have escaped from a camp in northern Syria amid a Turkish offensive, Kurdish officials say. They say detainees attacked gates at the Ain Issa displacement camp as fighting raged nearby. […]

Turkey Syria offensive: Fierce battle rages in Ras al-Ain

Media captionThe BBC’s Martin Patience explains what’s behind the conflict Fierce fighting is taking place around the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain as Turkish forces continue their military operation in north-eastern Syria. Turkey says it has taken the town but the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dispute this. Turkey has also denied targeting US […]

Turkey Syria offensive: Fierce battle rages in Ras al-Ain

Media captionThe BBC’s Martin Patience explains what’s behind the conflict Fierce fighting is taking place around the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain as Turkish forces continue their military operation in north-eastern Syria. Turkey says it has taken the town but the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dispute this. Turkey has also denied targeting US […]

Nobel Peace Prize: Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wins

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Abiy Ahmed became Ethiopia’s prime minister in April 2018 The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. Mr Abiy’s peace deal […]

White House ‘will not co-operate with impeachment inquiry’

Media captionHow are Republicans responding to impeachment? The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as “baseless” and “constitutionally invalid”. Three Democratic-led House committees are investigating Mr Trump. The inquiry is trying to find out if the president held […]

Turkey boosts troops to cross Syria border ‘shortly’

Media captionWatch as Turkish tanks are sent to the border with Syria Turkey has boosted its forces on the Syrian border ahead of a long-threatened incursion that could target Kurdish-led forces allied to the US. Troops would cross into Syria “shortly”, a presidential aide said. Turkey wants to create a “safe zone” cleared of a […]

Mexico mayor tied to car and dragged along by angry locals

Image copyright Twitter/@tinta_fresca Image caption CCTV footage captured the moment the mayor was being dragged along the streets Eleven people have been arrested in southern Mexico after the mayor of their village was dragged out of his office, tied to a pick-up truck and dragged through the streets. Police intervened to free Mayor Jorge Luis […]

Germany gun attack: Two killed in Halle

Image copyright Reuters At least two people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle, police say. The police said one person had now been arrested, but other suspects are believed to have fled in a vehicle. The shootings took place in the Paulus area. Witnesses had reported one gunman […]

Nobel chemistry prize: Lithium-ion battery scientists honoured

Image copyright U TEXAS / BINGHAMPTON / AFP Image caption (L-R) John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham, Akira Yoshino Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries. John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the prize for their work on these rechargeable devices, […]

Turkey-Syria border: Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkish economy

Media captionUS military vehicles were filmed moving away from the border on Monday President Donald Trump has threatened to destroy Turkey’s economy if the country goes “off limits” following his surprise decision to pull US forces out of north-eastern Syria. In a series of angry tweets, Mr Trump defended his move, which could open the […]

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