France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

Image copyright EPA Image caption French President Francois Hollande (centre right) shakes the hand of one of the veterans French President Francois Hollande has given citizenship to 28 Africans who fought for France in World War Two and other conflicts. Mr Hollande said France owed them “a debt of blood”. The veterans – many from […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police guarded the hotel the Borussia Dortmund team were staying in after the attack Investigators in Germany say there is “significant doubt” that Tuesday’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus was the work of radical Islamists. They say letters found at the scene may be an attempt to […]

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spectacular new mosque dominates the centre of Grozny, the Chechen capital The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta says it is alarmed by a Chechen Muslim call for “retribution” after the paper reported violence against gay men in Chechnya. Chechen Muslim clerics met on 3 April, two days after the paper’s […]

Turkey referendum: Final campaigning ahead of landmark vote

Turkey referendum: Final campaigning ahead of landmark vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Yes” supporters campaign in Istanbul The final day of campaigning is taking place in Turkey ahead of a referendum on whether to grant sweeping new powers to the president. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to replace the parliamentary system with an executive presidency. Approval could see him stay in […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police guarded the hotel the Borussia Dortmund team were staying in after the attack Investigators in Germany say there is “significant doubt” that Tuesday’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus was the work of radical Islamists. They say letters found at the scene may be an attempt to […]

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spectacular new mosque dominates the centre of Grozny, the Chechen capital The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta says it is alarmed by a Chechen Muslim call for “retribution” after the paper reported violence against gay men in Chechnya. Chechen Muslim clerics met on 3 April, two days after the paper’s […]

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Image copyright Swedish police Image caption Police released this CCTV image of Rakhmat Akilov following the attack Uzbekistan says it warned the West that the man accused of carrying out last week’s lorry attack in Stockholm was recruited by so-called Islamic State (IS) after leaving Uzbekistan in 2014. The Uzbek Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov, said […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Borussia Dortmund bombs: Letters at scene ‘not from Islamists’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police guarded the hotel the Borussia Dortmund team were staying in after the attack Investigators in Germany say there is “significant doubt” that Tuesday’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus was the work of radical Islamists. They say letters found at the scene may be an attempt to […]

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spectacular new mosque dominates the centre of Grozny, the Chechen capital The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta says it is alarmed by a Chechen Muslim call for “retribution” after the paper reported violence against gay men in Chechnya. Chechen Muslim clerics met on 3 April, two days after the paper’s […]

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Sweden attack: Uzbekistan ‘warned West of IS link’

Image copyright Swedish police Image caption Police released this CCTV image of Rakhmat Akilov following the attack Uzbekistan says it warned the West that the man accused of carrying out last week’s lorry attack in Stockholm was recruited by so-called Islamic State (IS) after leaving Uzbekistan in 2014. The Uzbek Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov, said […]