Turkish president vows war on terror

By BBC Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to bring terrorism "to its knees" after an attack in the capital Ankara that killed at least 34 people. Mr Erdogan said the suicide car bomb would...

Syria under pressure ahead of talks

By BBC Western powers have condemned efforts by the Syrian government to set limits to the agenda of fresh peace talks starting on Monday. Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Saturday ruled out any discussion of...

Pilot confidentiality ‘must be relaxed’

By BBC French investigators have called for medical confidentiality to be relaxed for pilots, in the wake of last year's Germanwings disaster. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was urged by a doctor to attend psychiatric hospital weeks before...

Van Niekerk makes sprinting history

By BBC South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk has become the first athlete to run under 10 seconds for the 100m, 20 seconds for the 200m and 44 seconds for 400m. Van Niekerk ran 100m in 9.98...

Libya’s unity government claims power

By BBC Libya's UN-backed Presidential Council, based in Tunis, has called on the international community to stop dealing with any rival powers within Libya. The council nominated a unity government last month, but recognition of the...

Merkel faces test in regional elections

By BBC Germans are set to vote in three regional elections seen as a test of support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's policy towards refugees. The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party (AfD) is expected to make gains...

Obama warns against US campaign anger

By BBC US President Barack Obama has warned White House contenders to avoid raising tensions, a day after a rally by Donald Trump was called off amid clashes. Mr Obama said candidates should not resort to...

Sex-abuse peacekeepers ‘to be recalled’

By BBC The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution calling for the repatriation of peacekeeping units whose soldiers face allegations of sexual abuse. The resolution is the first passed by the Security Council to tackle...

President blocks S Leone abortion law

By BBC Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has again refused to sign a bill legalising abortion, saying it should be put to a referendum. It was unanimously passed by MPs in December, but Mr Koroma...

Trump calls off rally amid protests

By BBC Donald Trump has called off a rally in Chicago after protests against the Republican presidential front-runner led to violent clashes. Hundreds of protesters gathered at the venue at the University of Illinois at Chicago...
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