Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith

Palestine

Many hope Palestinian reconciliation will ease border crossing

Palestinians often struggle to cross the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip due to tight controls. But many are hoping this may soon change after a reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah.

Many hope Palestinian reconciliation will ease border crossing

Middle East

Iran's revolutionary guard explained

Iran’s revolutionary guard was created after the 1979 revolution.

Iran's revolutionary guard explained

Asia

Stampede kills dozens in India’s Mumbai

Dozens of people have been killed in a stampede on a crowded railway bridge in India's commercial capital Mumbai.

Stampede kills dozens in India’s Mumbai

Middle East

Yemen experiences worst cholera outbreak ever

Yemen's cholera outbreak is now the worst ever on record. The British charity Oxfam expects a million cases by November.

Yemen experiences worst cholera outbreak ever

Asia

Restoring Wular: Clogged lake dying in Kashmir

It was once Asia's largest freshwater lake, but now, Wular Lake in the Kashmir Valley is in desperate need of restoration.

Restoring Wular: Clogged lake dying in Kashmir

US & Canada

Fiery end to 20-year Saturn mission

It is mission accomplished for NASA's Cassini spacecraft. After spending 20 years exploring Saturn and its moons, its space odyssey has come to an end. In a dramatic finale, the probe plunged into Saturn's atmosphere.

Fiery end to 20-year Saturn mission

US & Canada

NASA to destroy its Saturn exploration mission

After spending 20 years exploring Saturn and its moons, the Cassini space mission is coming to an end. NASA is preparing to destroy the spacecraft by sending it plunging into Saturn's atmosphere.

NASA to destroy its Saturn exploration mission

Asia

India tightens beef-slaughtering laws amid controversy

Several states in India are adopting laws making it harder to slaughter cows and sell beef

India tightens beef-slaughtering laws amid controversy

Asia

Striking Darjeeling tea workers join Gurkhaland campaign

Workers in the Indian town of Darjeeling have been on strike for 65 days. The tea estate employees, who are all Gurkha people, have joined a regional campaign for their own state within India - Gurkhaland.

Striking Darjeeling tea workers join Gurkhaland campaign

Asia

Gurkha protesters demand new state in India

Hundreds of thousands of Gurkhas are on strike in eastern India's Himalayan region. It's the ninth week of protest as they demand their own state within India

Gurkha protesters demand new state in India

Asia

India's Modi calls for Kashmir peace during independence ceremony

India is celebrating 70 years of independence, and Narendra Modi, the country’s prime minister, has used the occasion to renew calls for peace in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

India's Modi calls for Kashmir peace during independence ceremony

Asia

70 years later: Kashmir still a snag in India-Pakistan relations

Exactly 70 years after Partition and multiple wars, the status of Kashmir remains a major sticking point between India and Pakistan.

 70 years later: Kashmir still a snag in India-Pakistan relations