Friday, August 23, 2019

Polls open in Ireland for same-sex referendum

Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday. More than 3.2m people are being asked...

Cameron opens EU reform talks with other leaders

David Cameron has said he is determined to reform Britain's relationship with the EU as he seeks to kick-start talks with European leaders on...

Last Iraq-Syria crossing ‘falls to IS’

Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syrian monitoring group says. Government forces withdrew from al-Tanf...

Akufo-Addo meets German chancellor Merkel

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo as part of his 16-day tour...

Missing migrant boat found as two countries offer shelter

Migrants found by the BBC last week drifting off the coast of Thailand have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen. A BBC reporter on the boat,...

Ramadi battle: Iraq calls for volunteers for IS fight

Iraq's government has called for volunteers to fight against Islamic State and help retake the city of Ramadi. A cabinet statement said a voluntary recruitment drive...

Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko talks of ‘real war’ with Russia

Ukraine's president has told the BBC his country is now in a "real war" with Russia - and that Ukrainians should prepare for a...

Let’s prioritise job creation for the youth – Mahama tells ECOWAS leaders

President John Mahama has appealed to his colleague heads of state in the ECOWAS sub-region to prioritise job creation for the youth in their...

Protests grow against Facebook’s Internet.org

The backlash against Facebook's "free mobile data" Internet.org scheme has spread across the globe. A total of 67 digital rights groups - including i Freedom...