Liberia warlord ‘Jungle Jabbah’ jailed for 30 years in the US

Liberia warlord ‘Jungle Jabbah’ jailed for 30 years in the US

Image copyright Chase Walker/Civitas Maxima Image caption A sketch of “Jungle Jabbah”, whose conviction has been lauded as a milestone for global justice A Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for lying about his role in his country’s civil war. Mohammed Jabbateh was found […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]

UN Security Council seeks to heal Syria divisions in Sweden

UN Security Council seeks to heal Syria divisions in Sweden

Image copyright EPA Image caption The farmhouse where the diplomats are meeting is that of ex-UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld In a rare meeting outside New York, the UN Security Council is holding talks at a remote farmhouse in southern Sweden. The informal session, which is held annually, is expected to focus on the Syrian conflict […]

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Image copyright Reuters Artists have been paying tribute to Avicii, who has died suddenly in Oman. It’s not yet known how the Swedish DJ died, but two years ago he announced his retirement after suffering from health problems. Rita Ora, who he recently collaborated with on the track Lonely Together, tweeted that she had “no […]

North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-un says the North has achieved nuclear “weaponisation” North Korea’s announcement that it is halting nuclear and missile tests has received a broad international welcome. Leader Kim Jong-un said further tests were not needed, as the North had demonstrated it had nuclear weapons. Donald Trump described the move as […]

Trump-Russia ‘collusion’: Democrats file lawsuit

Trump-Russia ‘collusion’: Democrats file lawsuit

Image copyright BBC/ Reuters/ EPA Image caption Julian Assange (L), the founder of Wikileaks, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin are both named in the lawsuit The Democratic Party in the US is suing Russia, the Trump campaign and the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks for conspiring to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. Documents filed in court allege […]

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-Un says there is no need for further missile tests North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he has suspended all missile tests and will shut down a nuclear test site. “From 21 April, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the country’s state […]

Ten killed in Nicaragua protests over pensions reform

Ten killed in Nicaragua protests over pensions reform

Media captionThe protest against pension changes have escalated over the past three days Ten people have been killed in Nicaragua in three days of clashes between police and opponents of changes to the pension system, officials say. Vice-President Rosario Murillo blamed the violence on “vampires”, but said the government was open to dialogue. It is […]

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Marsican bear is a critically endangered subspecies of the brown bear A national park in central Italy is investigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture it. Biologists at the park in the Apennine mountains had trapped the animal to fit him with a […]