Lebanon names Najib Mikati as new prime minister
27 July 2021 | 2:02 pm
The Sunni telecoms tycoon secured enough votes from lawmakers to become Lebanon's prime minister. France and the US have expressed support for the move.
Myanmar's ruling military junta has issued new rules making it harder for foreign aid groups to operate in the country. NGO's will need to adapt their strategies to reach those in need.
Anwar Ibrahim is seen as a reformist willing to work with the West. However, his affinity for Europe will be put to the test over an ongoing dispute with Brussels over palm oil.
For several months, tensions have been rising in the West Bank. Following a wave of anti-Israeli attacks that killed 19 people in the spring, the Israeli government launched a vast military operation in the area. More than 2,000 people have been arrested and 130 Palestinians killed in raids and clashes, the heaviest toll since the Second Intifada.
Almost five decades after the death of Spain's right-wing dictator Francisco Franco, the country is making a fresh attempt to offer justice to his victims. A new Democratic Memory law, which came into force in October, makes the state responsible for the search for tens of thousands of those forcibly disappeared during the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship.
The German government has adopted an action plan against antisemitism that is being described as a milestone. But much depends on its implementation, with antisemitic hate speech on the rise.
Talking Europe speaks to Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Irish Green Party and minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport in the current coalition government in Dublin. We caught up with him after he attended a signing ceremony for the Celtic Interconnector, a project that will link the electricity grids of Ireland and France for the first time.
After years of development, the United States has presented its newest deadly weapon. The manufacturer says the stealth bomber is designed to fly hit any target – anywhere in the world.
The New Zealand government is to investigate its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The country's zero-tolerance policy on the spread of the disease was initially praised but later criticized for its wider cost.
As Donald Trump eyes a return to the White House, a jury has found the Trump Organization guilty of 17 counts of tax fraud. The company paid less in tax by compensating executives with "off the books" perks such as luxury apartments. In addition to a fine, the Trump Organization will find it harder to get access to financing.
Vice President Dina Boluarte has been sworn in as the country's first female president, and Pedro Castillo was arrested. Castillo had tried to dissolve Congress in a bid to avoid impeachment.
A new German law forcing corporates to heed human rights in their supply chains will come into effect on January 1. The law is feared by some firms, but others have started early and say there's nothing to worry about.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has imposed limits on cash withdrawals from automatic teller machines (ATMs) by individuals and corporate entities in a bid to boost digital payments. Guardian TV takes a look at Five things you need to know about the CBN's new cash policy.
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After 20 years working for a big IT firm and spending his vacations connecting with the natural world, Gautum Shah decided to quit his job and use his skills to do something he truly cared about: preserving wildlife. His production company Internet of Elephants makes games using real conservation data. The idea is to boost preservation efforts by helping people feel closer to wild animals.