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

US & Canada

Boston anti-racist protesters swarm right-wing rally

Tens of thousands of people have marched in the US city of Boston to counter a right-wing 'free speech' rally.


Venezuela crisis: All the latest updates

The latest news from Venezuela since its political crisis started.


The White House power struggle that toppled Bannon

Now that Steve Bannon is out, pragmatists have the upper hand over alt-right ideologues in the White House.

Gregory Aftandilian

by Gregory Aftandilian

Gregory Aftandilian

Latin America

Venezuela's former chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

Dissident ex-prosecutor leaves Venezuela saying she feared for her life after her dismissal by pro-Maduro assembly.

Luisa Ortega 'fearing for her life' flees to Colombia

Donald Trump

Cautious welcome for Bannon's White House exit

Many celebrate departure of controversial far-right figure but others warn of influence he could still have on Trump.

United States

Steve Bannon out as Trump's top strategist

White House says 63-year-old aide, labelled a white supremacist by critics, no longer holds influential position.


Yemen's Houthi rebels arrest prominent online activist

Rights groups and journalists urge the release of Hisham al-Omeisy, who was detained by armed security forces on Monday.

Yemen's Houthi rebels arrest activist Hisham al-Omeisy

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Kenya protest to alt-right rally

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including Sierra Leone mudslide and a fire in the Philippines.

Week in pictures: From Kenya protest to alt-right rally


What Kenyan voters got for the $500m spent on elections

Was the Kenyan election either free or fair?

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Latin America

New Venezuela prosecutor vows to hunt down protesters

Tarek Saab, known as a staunch government loyalist, replaced critic Ortega Diaz who denounced the 'siege' by troops.

Venezuela: New prosecutor vows to jail protest leaders

Inside Story

Is Donald Trump giving a voice to white supremacists?

The US president is being widely criticised for his response to the Charlottesville white supremacist rally.


Anti-Muslim Australia politician attempts 'burqa stunt'

Far-right politician Pauline Henson wore face veil in parliament as part of campaign to ban the Islamic face veil.

Anti-Muslim Australian politician attempts burqa stunt

Latin America

Colombia's surge in cocaine production hinders security efforts

A new United Nations report shows that coca production in Colombia has surged to levels not seen in two decades.

Middle East

Saudi, Iraqi leaders 'draw closer' after Sadr meeting

For Saudi Arabia, talks with Iraq are attempt to build alliances with its Shia leaders, analysts say.

Saudi, Iraqi leaders 'draw closer' after Sadr meeting