Afghan Taliban operations ‚to resume’

Afghan Taliban operations ‚to resume’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for EidA widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night -…

Suicide attacks ‚kill 31’ in Nigeria

Suicide attacks ‚kill 31’ in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s army chief urged residents in the north-east to return to their homes Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state…

Battle rages over key Yemen airport

Battle rages over key Yemen airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Yemeni pro-government offensive on Hudaydah began on Wednesday Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key port city of Hudaydah. They have also been fighting Houthi rebels on the ground with mortar fire. The pro-government forces said…

‚Historic’ deal signed on Macedonia name

‚Historic’ deal signed on Macedonia name

Image copyright AFP Image caption Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) met Zoran Zaev near the border between the two countries Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it…

Spain ready to welcome Aquarius migrants

Spain ready to welcome Aquarius migrants

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAquarius: Migrant ship arrives in SpainMigrants rescued from the Mediterranean and turned away by Italy and Malta have arrived in Spain’s port of Valencia. Three vessels, including the Aquarius, which rescued the 630 migrants last weekend, have now docked in the harbour. Health officials, interpreters and Red…

This map shows 3,554 shipwrecks around Ireland as far back as 1530 — and most are a total mystery

This map shows 3,554 shipwrecks around Ireland as far back as 1530 — and most are a total mystery

A new map shows thousands of shipwrecks scattered around Ireland since the 16th century — and it shows how many maritime disasters are still a total mystery. The „Wreck Viewer,” released by the Irish government’s National Monuments Service this April, shows the approximate locations of 3,554 shipwrecks across a 355,000 square mile area around Ireland…

The EU believes Theresa May will now accept a soft Brexit

The EU believes Theresa May will now accept a soft Brexit

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, and Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis walk up Downing Street in London, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON — The European Union now believes Theresa May will ditch her Brexit red lines and deliver a soft Brexit inside the single market…