‘If you see me, weep’: Hunger stones auguring drought in Europe

As the climate crisis causes water levels to plummet, riverbeds to dry and glaciers to melt, artefacts like old warships, an ancient city, a mosque that disappeared, and human remains have emerged. This story is part of “Climate artefacts”, a miniseries telling the stories behind the people, places and objects that have been discovered due to drought […]

Fans say Iran vs USA game an opportunity for ‘stronger bonds’

Doha, Qatar – Political tensions have been high between the United States and Iran for more than half a century, but to some football fans gearing up to watch the two nations face off at the World Cup, the beautiful game rises above politics. American-Iranian Shervin Sharifi, 31, is a die-hard football fan who collects […]

French teen seeks justice after policeman beats, urinates on him

The mobile phone footage is shaky, but undeniable. A slender teenager sits in the harsh fluorescent glare of a police station in the Paris suburbs. Towering above him is a municipal police officer in a dark blue uniform, his bulky frame accentuated by a bulletproof vest. The officer taunts and intimidates the boy, grabs him […]

NATO chief says alliance will not back down on Ukraine aid

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has accused Russia of “trying to use winter as a weapon of war” as he called on member states to pledge more aid for Ukraine amid Moscow’s relentless attacks on the country’s power infrastructure. Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure have left millions of people without power, heat and water as winter […]

Ukraine seeks more NATO aid amid ‘difficult’ front-line situation

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Ukrainian forces are facing a “difficult” situation as they defend against attempted Russian advances in several regions, while NATO members promised more weapons to the war-hit country and equipment to help restore electricity infrastructure damaged by Russian attacks. Ukraine’s General Staff said on Wednesday its forces had repelled six Russian attacks […]

NATO says Russia using winter as a weapon in Ukraine war

Ukraine has prepared for more Russian attacks against energy and other critical infrastructure on Monday in what appears to be a weekly pattern, and warned of possible evacuations from the capital. Estonia’s foreign minister joined counterparts from six Baltic and Nordic nations — in the largest delegation to visit Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale […]

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 279

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 279th day, we take a look at the main developments. Here is the situation as it stands on Tuesday, November 29: Fighting Russian forces shelled 30 settlements in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region 258 times in the past week, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. Ukraine’s military said Russia kept up heavy […]