‘Evil’ legacy of Mafia boss Toto Riina

Notorious Sicilian Mafia “boss of all bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina has died from cancer in jail, aged 87. Riina was serving 26 life sentences and is believed to have ordered more than 150 murders. ‘Evil’ legacy of Mafia boss Toto Riina

Yemen crisis: Where power cuts threaten babies’ lives

The UN said this week that hospitals in Yemen could run out of fuel in three weeks. The Saudi-led coalition has imposed a blockade on Yemen’s borders, ports and airports since 6 November in response to a missile attack by Houthi rebels that hit near Riyadh. Clive Myrie reports from the city of Aden. Watch […]

Srebrenica survivor: ‘The soil is soaked with blood’

As former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict on war crimes, Newsnight‘s Mark Urban – in collaboration with BBC Our World – meets Mevludin Oric in the place where, in 1995, Serb troops brought him and hundreds of others from Srebrenica to kill them. Srebrenica survivor: ‘The soil is soaked with blood’

Syria: Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Syria: Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Image copyright AFP Image caption A nerve gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in April killed more than 80 people Russia has cast a second veto in as many days to block a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Russia rejected a […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM leaves Saudi Arabia

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM leaves Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Saad Hariri resigned unexpectedly on 4 November Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has left Saudi Arabia for France, a TV channel owned by his family says. Mr Hariri earlier denied claims he was being held hostage in the Gulf kingdom, tweeting that it “is a lie”. Mr Hariri resigned […]

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraqi forces gather in the Rawa area during the offensive Iraqi forces say they have recaptured Rawa, the last town in the country controlled by so-called Islamic State. The move, which follows an offensive that began on Saturday, leaves the jihadist group on the verge of complete defeat in Iraq. […]

Kuwait Airways ‘within its rights’ to ban Israeli – German court

Kuwait Airways ‘within its rights’ to ban Israeli – German court

Image copyright Wikimedia Image caption Kuwait Airways cancelled the passenger’s ticket for a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok. A German court has ruled that a Kuwaiti airline was within its rights to refuse to carry an Israeli citizen. The ruling angered Jewish groups and others, who argued that it condoned anti-Semitism. Kuwait Airways cancelled the […]

UK seeks future cyber-security stars

UK seeks future cyber-security stars

Image copyright Matt Crypto Image caption Bletchley Park is host to a centre developing cyber-based lessons for school pupils A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government. The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online and offline challenges themed around battling hackers. […]