Africa

Nigerians mark 50 years of end of bloody civil war

Five decades since the end of Biafran war, the scars are yet to heal for many as some still agitate for breakaway state.

Nigerians mark 50 years of end of bloody civil war

Humanitarian crises

'I'll die with no regrets': Risking their lives in Mediterranean

Violence and extortion in Libya forces refugees and migrants to risk the arduous sea journey to Europe.

'I'll die with no regrets': Risking their lives in Mediterranean

Humanitarian crises

In pictures: 10 years since Haiti's devastating earthquake

A decade after a powerful earthquake, Haiti still struggles to recover from the destruction it left behind.

In pictures: 10 years since Haiti's devastating earthquake

Humanitarian crises

Decade in pictures: From Haiti's earthquake to refugee crises

Striking images from the past decade in which Mandela died, Yemenis faced starvation and refugees fought to stay alive.

Decade in pictures: From Haiti's earthquake to refugee crises

Spain

300 migrants rescued off Spain over two-day Christmas period

More than half of those who were rescued were found off the Costa Blanca on Spain's southeastern coast.

300 migrants rescued off Spain over two-day Christmas period

Humanitarian crises

In pictures: What 2019 looked like, in 12 stark images

A photo roundup of the events of 2019, from a dam collapse in Brazil to protests in Hong Kong.

2019 in pictures: 12 photos, 12 months, 12 countries

Syria's War

Tens of thousands flee as Syrian forces continue Idlib advance

Deadly bombing prompts more civilians to flee in northwest Syria as gov't gains terrain in last rebel-held province.

Tens of thousands flee as Syrian forces continue Idlib advance

Iraq

Thousands protest in southern Iraq, demand independent PM

Protesters demand appointment of independent prime minister as they block roads and public buildings in southern Iraq.

Thousands protest in southern Iraq, demand independent PM

Humanitarian crises

Aid for refugees sees 'decisive shift' at summit: UN

Billions of dollars pledged and promises to open more refugee settlement places touted by UN as key results of summit.

UN hails 'decisive shift' in refugee assistance

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From protests in Chile to Afghan bombing

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including a royal procession in Thailand and demonstrations in Algeria.

Week in pictures: From protests in Chile to Afghan bombing

Human Rights

Q&A: 'Complete disregard for migrants dying on the Mediterranean'

Rescue coordinator onboard the Ocean Viking shares his frustration with authorities' lack of will on the Mediterranean.

Q&A: 'Complete disregard for migrants dying on the Mediterranean'

Humanitarian crises

In Pictures: Citizenship bill triggers protests across India

Hindu nationalist government's contentious citizenship bill violates India's secular constitution, say protesters.

In Pictures: Citizenship bill triggers protests across India

Humanitarian crises

'Between life and death': Rescued migrants recall Libya 'hell'

Libya is major gateway for African migrants hoping to reach Europe but they face 'unimaginable horrors' in the country.

'Between life and death': Rescued migrants recall Libya 'hell'

Rohingya

New Rohingya book tells of the 'slow burn of genocide'

First, They Erased Our Name is a pioneering book detailing the personal account of a Rohingya under the Myanmar regime.

New Rohingya book tells of the 'slow burn of genocide'

Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case

Myanmar leader defending country against charges of genocide over 2017 crackdown on the Rohingya, filed by Gambia.

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case