Brussels airport rocked by two explosions

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:54

Two explosions have been reported in the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels. The Belgian fire service told local media there were at least several dead and wounded.

Obama in Cuba for historic visit

Monday, 21 March 2016 09:01

President Barack Obama has arrived in Cuba for a historic visit to the island and talks with its communist leader.

Paris attacks suspect 'co-operating'

Saturday, 19 March 2016 17:10

The Paris attacks suspect seized in a dramatic raid in Belgium on Friday is co-operating with Belgian police, his lawyer says.

Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded and arrested in a raid in Brussels, officials have said.

Cameroon has sentenced 89 members of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death, local media report.

ANC warns of South Africa 'mafia state'

Thursday, 17 March 2016 12:07

South Africa risks turning into a "mafia state", a senior governing party official has warned, as pressure grows on President Jacob Zuma over his links with a wealthy family.

Obama picks Garland for Supreme Court

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:54

President Barack Obama has nominated veteran appeals court judge Merrick Garland to be the next US Supreme Court Justice.

France has said it will deploy a paramilitary police force in the capital of Burkina Faso to react quickly in the event of new attacks by Islamist militants in West Africa.

Five US states are holding primary elections for November's presidential poll, in a crucial round that could give Democrat and Republican front-runners a chance to cement their leads.

Ivory Coast's government has said security in schools, hotels and on borders will be stepped up after Islamist militants killed at least 18 people on Sunday.