Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.




Sheikh Jarrah: Israeli court decides on eviction ruling

An Israeli court decides the fate of Palestinians facing eviction in East Jerusalem in a case which has become the focus of international attention. The long-awaited hearing concerns four of more than 70 families appealing against an order to leave their homes in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. Also in the programme: Belarusian Olympic athlete, Kryscina Tsimanouskaya, receives a humanitarian visa at Poland’s embassy in Tokyo as confirmed by Poland's deputy foreign minister Marcin Przydacz ; and...


Senior TDF commander: "We had no choice"

General Tsadkan Gebretensae, a member of the Tigray Defence Forces' Central Command, tells Newshour they had no choice but to take the battle to the Ethiopian government Also in the programme: a Belarussian athlete is under police protection in Tokyo after Belarus sports officials tried to put her on a plane home against her will; and we hear from the frontline in the western Afghan city of Herat as Taliban forces continue their offensive. (Image: abandoned ammunition boxes lie on the ground...


Afghanistan: Taliban attack three cities

There are warnings of a humanitarian crisis as Islamist militants look to take their first provincial capital. They have made rapid rural gains since it was announced almost all foreign troops would leave by September. Also on the programme: we hear from Myanmar where the military ruler has promised to hold elections within two years; and an eye witness tells us about the wildfires raging in Turkey. (Image: An Afghan security official stands guard outside the UN office in Herat, Afghanistan,...


US federal eviction moratorium runs out

US charities say millions of Americans are at risk of homelessness as a federal ban on evicting tenants during the pandemic comes to an end today. Also in the programme: fierce clashes between government troops and Taliban forces in three major cities in Afghanistan; and thousands take to the streets of Paris and other French cities to protest the government's mandatory "health passes". (Image: people camp out on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to highlight the upcoming expiration of the...


Afghanistan: clashes between government and Taliban forces intensify

There are fears that Kandahar could fall to the Taliban. On Friday a UN compound in the city of Herat came under fierce attack. Taliban forces have already seized several districts on the outskirts of the city as well as border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan. Also on the programme we'll be getting the latest on the fighting in Northern Ethiopia and hearing from a Rohingya refugee who rescued his family from the recent floods in Bangladesh. (Picture: Afghan security officials stand...


Afghan interpreters arrive in US

Afghan interpreters and their families have arrived in the US - the first of a group of 2,500 Afghans being evacuated as the Taliban advances in Afghanistan. The interpreters are being resettled under a visa programme for those who worked with the US during the recently ended 20-year war with the Taliban. Also in the programme: China is facing a significant new outbreak of coronavirus cases and a court has ruled the daughter of Angola's former president must give up oil and gas shares worth...


Tigray: 400,000 people living in famine-like conditions says UN

More than 5 million people are in need of urgent aid in the Ethiopian region of Tigray. Months of insecurity and conflict in the region have made it impossible for farmers to plant as normal - and aid convoys have met with obstacles as they've tried to reach families in need. Also on the programme: the Australian government says it's deploying hundreds of soldiers on to the streets of Sydney to enforce the continuing lockdown; and today sees the start of the BBC Proms festival, which will...


More than $4 billion raised at Global Education Summit

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai said girls in particular faced an "education crisis". UK PM Boris Johnson said that investing in education in some of the world's poorest countries is the "single best investment we can make in the future of humanity". Also on the programme, a public inquiry into the assassination of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has found the state responsible for her death. And the grammy award winning artist Olga Tañon pays tribute to Johnny...


World leaders gather to tackle global education crisis

World leaders are meeting in London for a global education summit that is aiming to raise $5billion to tackle a catastrophic disruption to schooling globally, caused by the pandemic. The summit wants to support the education of 175 million children globally. Girls' education is at the forefront of the agenda, with the Summit also hoping to fund books, train teachers and build classrooms. We speak to the Summit CEO. Also on the programme: a billionaire businessman jailed in China for 'picking...


China expanding its nuclear capabilities, scientists say

It is the second new silo field reported to be under construction in western China in the last two months. The site could house about 110 silos, which are underground facilities used for the storing and launching of missiles. Also on the programme: France's top appeals court has upheld the conviction of the son of Equatorial Guinea's president for using public money to fund his lavish lifestyle, and we hear from an archaeologist who works at Chankillo in Northern Peru, the oldest solar...


Russia and the US revive arms control talks

Senior officials from Russia and the United States meet in Geneva to kickstart talks on arms control negotiations. Also in the programme: heavy rains hit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh; and president Macron visits French Polynesia. (Picture: The "Admiral Gorshkov" Russian warship in the White Sea makes a test launch of a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile. Credit: EPA/RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE HANDOUT)


US Capitol riot inquiry underway

Police on duty during the storming of the US Capitol building by Donald Trump supporters, have been giving their testimonies at a Congressional inquiry into the events of January 6th. Also in the programme: Allegations of historic child abuse uncovered in the UK and America's most decorated gymnast pulls out of an Olympic final. (Picture: Police officer Harry Dunn becomes emotional as he testifies before the inquiry investigating the attack on the US Capitol. Credit: EPA/Oliver Contreras /...


Hong Kong: guilty verdict in first security law trial

A young activist, Tong Ying-kit, charged and tried under Hong Kong’s draconian national security law has been found guilty in a landmark ruling. We hear reaction from Finn Lau, a Hong Kong political activist living in self-imposed exile in the UK. Also in the programme: North and South Korea restore hotline after a year; and pregnant women in Brazil die in large numbers from Covid. (Photo: A security guard stands at the entrance of the High Court in Hong Kong. Credit: EPA/MIGUEL CANDELA)


Tunisia’s political turmoil

There's mounting tension in Tunisia as President Kais Saied sacks the Prime Minister and suspends parliament after mass protests nationwide. We spoke to Dr. Yusra Ghannouchi, spokeswoman for Tunsia's biggest party Ennahdha and daughter of the Speaker of the House. Also in the programme: As top diplomats meet to discuss relations, China accuses the US of turning it into an imaginary enemy to cover up its own problems; and skateboarding at the Olympics. (Photo: Tunisians gather after president...


COP26 President: global warming "urgency”

Climate and environment ministers from more than 50 countries have been meeting in London; we speak to the British politician who has been leading the meeting. Also on the programme: President Macron of France is making his first visit to French Polynesia. He wants to talk about his strategic vision for the region, but many residents want to talk about the legacy of the nearly 200 nuclear tests that France carried out there; and we'll hear a first-hand account of life among the gangs in the...


World leaders meet to discuss climate change after recent environmental disasters

Climate and environment ministers from fifty-one countries begin a two-day meeting on Sunday, hosted by Britain, to prepare for the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November. After the recent environmental disasters, will there be any action? We speak to Alok Sharma, the UK’s minister presiding over that summit. Also in the programme: the Tokyo Olympics are under way, is Japanese opposition to the Games decreasing now that they have started?; and the British military is accused of failing...


Ethiopia Tigray crisis: New front opens

Fighters from Tigray in northern Ethiopia have opened up a new front in their struggle against the central government in Addis Ababa. Leaders said this week that their fighters had entered the neighbouring Afar region to the east because pro-government forces were now massing for an attack. We’ll hear from Afar. Also in the programme: a restaurant owner in Paris speaks to us about the Covid-19 'health pass' and compulsory vaccination tests; and large numbers of people in Hungary take part in...


Can the Taliban be stopped from retaking Afghanistan?

With the Taliban gaining territory following the exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan, we ask: can they retake the country? An MP from the city of Kandahar gives us his views, and the BBC's Lyse Doucet looks at the prospects for a political solution. Also in the programme: we hear from an academic who joined the resistance in the war-torn Ethiopian region of Tigray, and Frederick Forsyth, the author of the seminal thriller The Day of the Jackal. (Photo: Taliban fighters in Laghman...


Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially open

The Games have formally opened in Tokyo in a virtually empty stadium. It marked the official opening of Tokyo 2020, a year later than planned, and in the midst of a global pandemic. As skateboarding makes its debut as an Olympic event we speak to one of the sport's biggest stars, Tony Hawk. Also in the programme, China's President Xi has been on a surprise visit to Tibet, the first by a Chinese leader in more than thirty years, Haiti buries its assassinated ppresident, and can Madrid beat...


Japan prepares for Olympic Ceremony

Japan will open the 32nd Olympiad despite Tokyo recording its highest number of new coronavirus infections in six months. The show director of Friday's ceremony, Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed after footage emerged in which he appears to be making jokes about the Holocaust. Also in the programme: a human rights group says Angola faces its worst drought in 40 years and more on fatal flooding in China. (Picture: The National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and...