United States

'White Helmets' bags Oscar on politically charged night

Film on Syrian rescue group wins best short documentary in ceremony marked by reaction to Trump immigration policies.


Red faces as wrong winner read out in Oscars fiasco

Moonlight bags the best picture after an astonishing flub in which La La Land was initially named the winner.

Arts & Culture

Second Palestinian wins popular Arab Idol contest

Yacoub Shaheen, 23, follows in the footsteps of Mohammed Assaf who won the televised singing competition four years ago.

Syria's Civil War

After six years of war, low hopes for Syria peace talks

As officials and rebels gather in Geneva for more meetings, prospect of war ending fades with ceasefire falling apart.

Arts & Culture

An explosive start to the Chinese New Year in Taiwan

In this 19th-century festival, legend has it, cholera ravaged Yanshui until the god of war was summoned with fireworks.


Cameroon beats Egypt to lift African football title

Vincent Aboubakar scores brilliant late winner, helping Cameroon to claim fifth African Cup of Nations football triumph.


Black History Month: An American story you weren't told

'The history of African Americans, which is to say the history of America, is a pendulum of resilience and retaliation.'

Arts & Culture

Year of the Rooster: Millions welcome Chinese New Year

China's main annual holiday attracts crowds at home and abroad in celebration marked by fireworks and lamps.


Australia Day protesters commemorate 'Invasion Day'

Indigenous Australians protest against the national holiday, which they say marks their dispossession and subjugation.


More diversity among Oscar nominations after furore

Seven of 20 actors nominated for an Academy Award are not white, compared to previous years which had no representation.