Snow to blanket Kyiv as Russian attacks target power supplies

Snow is expected to hit the Ukrainian capital on Sunday and will continue until midweeks with freezing temperatures. Heavy snowfall is expected to hit Kyiv – with temperatures dropping below freezing point day and night – as millions of people still living in and around the Ukrainian capital struggle with little access to electricity and […]

Qatar’s traditional headscarf a ‘great symbol of hospitality’

Doha, Qatar – In 2002, football enthusiasts visiting Japan and South Korea for the World Cup became acquainted with the hand fans. Eight years later, vuvuzelas were introduced to the world by South Africa. This year, Qatari national Khalifa Naimi is among those introducing football fans from around the world to a new spin on […]

Why Ukraine should not accept Bosnia-style peace

Over the past few months, Ukraine has managed to prove many of its critics wrong by launching a counteroffensive and regaining large swathes of its territory from Russia. But Ukrainian military successes and a Russian retreat have not been enough to persuade Kyiv’s Western allies to ramp up support. Instead, there has been some pressure […]

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 277

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 277th day, we take a look at the main developments. Here is the situation as it stands on Sunday, November 27: Fighting The Dnipropetrovsk region was hit by five Russian attacks from multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery, said Governor Valentyn Reznichenko. Several houses and other buildings were destroyed, […]

Belgium v Morocco: Can’t choose ‘between my father and my mother’

Brussels, Belgium – On a warm, blue-skied Sunday afternoon, Aït Ahmed Abdelouhad, 46, was kicking a football around a small concrete football field with his eight-year-old son. Nearby, teenagers ran across a basketball court while others zoomed by on skateboards and families played table tennis in the park in the neighbourhood of Saint Gilles. Abdelouhad, a […]

Which EU politicians refused to label Russia a sponsor of terror?

Many on the far right and some on the left rejected the symbolic move to declare Moscow as a terrorist regime. The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution declaring Russia a state “sponsor of terrorism” over its war in Ukraine. “The deliberate attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians […]

More shelling in Kherson as Ukraine gradually restores power

The Ukrainian city of Kherson has faced multiple attacks for the second day in an escalation of shelling since Russia withdrew from the city two weeks ago following an eight-month occupation. Ukrainian officials said Russia continued to bombard Kherson on Friday and that at least 10 people were killed in the previous day’s attacks. Yaroslav […]

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 276

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 276th day, we take a look at the main developments. Here is the situation as it stands on Saturday, November 26: Fighting Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed 15 civilians, officials said. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the Western military alliance would not back down […]

The rise of Mohammed Kudus, pride of Nima and Ghana’s golden boy

Accra, Ghana – In Nima, Mohammed Kudus commands god-like status. In the dense neighbourhood of Accra that he calls home, there is pride in the locals’ voices when his name is mentioned. Fans of his club Ajax know him for scoring goals, dribbling, creating chances and occasionally pulling off a cheeky piece of skill on […]