Europe

A long history of controversial Nobel Peace Prize winners

The silence of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, over the Rohingya crisis has led critics to call for her award to be revoked. However, the Peace Prize committee is no stranger to controversy.

Africa

Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

The founder of a school for orphaned children in Nigeria has won a top United Nations award. The UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award honours people who dedicate their lives to helping victims of war.

US & Canada

Emmy awards 2017: Political satire wins the night

The EMMY Awards are all about television entertainment. This year the spotlight was on political satire.

Africa

Nigeria: Sukur Kingdom fights to preserve UNESCO status

A kingdom in northern Nigeria is trying to recover three years after a devastating attack by Boko Haram.

US & Canada

New York City's famous garment district faces relocation

New York Fashion Week has wrapped up with the usual glitz and glamour that makes it one of the world's premier industry events.

Middle East

Qatari artists illustrate impact of 100 days of Gulf crisis

This week marked 100 days since Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain imposed a blockade on Qatar. Reacting to the blockade, five Qatar artists have covered the walls of what was once Doha's old Fire Station with graffiti.

Middle East

French-Lebanese director detained in Beirut 'over film'

Director Ziad Doueiri held in Lebanon, reportedly over his previous film The Attack, which was filmed partly in Israel.

Ziad Doueiri faces Lebanon army tribunal 'over film'

Europe

Pro-independence march in Barcelona marks Catalonia national day

More than a million people took to the streets across Catalonia to celebrate its national day. It was a commemoration of the fall of Barcelona in the War of Spanish Succession in 1714.

Arts & Culture

New York City marks 16 years since 9/11 attacks

Memorial services held across the US to remember the thousands dead in the worst ever attack on US soil.

Africa

Nigeria community leaders try to quell farmer-herder conflict

Leaders of rival communities in Nigeria are trying to stop the war between Christian farmers and Muslim cattle herders.

Asia Pacific

Chinese tourists visit North Korean border despite nuclear threat

While North Korea's nuclear and missile tests continue to make the headlines, many Chinese tourists fail to see what all the fuss is about. Sanctions may be hitting cross-border trade, but the tourism industry is bucking the trend.

Afghanistan

US historian who spent decades in Kabul dies at 90

Afghans mourn American historian and archaeologist who spent decades preserving country's heritage.

Nancy Dupree: Renowned US historian dies in Afghanistan

Arts & Culture

Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border

The image, meant to prompt discussion about immigration, is the latest installation by French artist JR.

Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border

Arts & Culture

The global refugee crisis, as documented by Ai Weiwei

The Venice film festival is under way, and one of the movies tipped for the Golden Lion prize is a documentary by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Middle East

Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year-old Luxor tomb

Pharaonic tomb belongs to royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty.

Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year-old Luxor tomb