Shafik Mandhai

Manchester Bombing

Manchester's Libyans react to killer in their midst

UK city's Libyan community shaken after revelations Salman Abedi was behind suicide blast at concert that killed 22.

Manchester Bombing

Manchester attack: Defiant residents stage vigil

City defiant and sombre after suspected ISIL attack kills 22 people - mainly children - at Ariana Grande concert.

Labour Party

Labour's Corbyn launches manifesto 'for the many'

Left-wing leader of Britain's biggest opposition party promises to scrap tuition fees and nationalise key services.

Human Rights

Cage activist faces charges for not giving up passwords

Police stop Muhammad Rabbani of campaign group Cage after he landed at London’s Heathrow Airport in November.

French elections 2017

French election: What does Emmanuel Macron stand for?

The centrist's pledge to cut state spending has earned him the distrust of many on the French left.

Emmanuel Macron

French elections 2017: Who is Emmanuel Macron?

Incoming president faces challenges from reforming the economy to winning the trust of voters who shunned the election.


France's footprint in the world

France possesses the world's sixth largest economy, but while it is relatively strong, finances at home are tough.


UK students on hunger strike in support of Palestinians

Students at the University of Manchester demand it drop disciplinary action against activists for protest in March.


Paris: El-Baraka community school a blessing to Sevran

Dismayed with prospects available to young people, Faouzi Lellouche and wife Farida built a holistic community school.


Parisians react to first round, mull Le Pen's chances

Far-right leader gained just 5 percent of the vote in the French capital, but what do Parisians make of her chances?

French elections 2017

Who are Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron?

The far-right female National Front leader will go head-to-head with the 39-year-old favourite to win the presidency.


France votes in first round of tight presidential race

Any two of the four leading candidates could reach the second round in a vote that may determine the fate of the EU.