Curfew in Kashmir ahead of autonomy revocation anniversary

Indian-administered Kashmir is in lockdown to prevent protesters from gathering to mark exactly a year since the region lost its special status. A curfew has been imposed in the area. Many local political leaders have been in detention for months. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Curfew in Kashmir ahead of autonomy revocation anniversary

Sir Patrick Stewart talks Star Trek, turning 80, and saving Shakespeare | ITV News

Sir Patrick Stewart has joined a cast of famous actors who are trying to ensure the survival of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. The distinguished actor is speaking online tonight from his home in California, to remind people that the RSC needs continued support while its theatres are closed. Get breaking news and more … Read more Sir Patrick Stewart talks Star Trek, turning 80, and saving Shakespeare | ITV News

The politics behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia says it has reached its yearly filling target for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after weeks of heavy rain. That is as the government held virtual meetings with its downstream neighbours, promising to continue talks to find a solution to the dispute over the mega-dam project. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports on the … Read more The politics behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia begins filling reservoirs of Nile mega-dam

Ethiopia has begun filling the reservoirs of a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile, according to the country’s water minister. Egypt and Sudan had requested the Grand Renaissance Dam not be filled until an agreement is reached. The dam has caused nearly a decade of contentious negotiations over concerns it could drastically reduce water supply … Read more Ethiopia begins filling reservoirs of Nile mega-dam

Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder begins

The trial of 20 Saudi nationals accused of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is due to start in Turkey. Khashoggi’s death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul drew widespread condemnation, including from the UN special rapporteur who spent months investigating the case. To this day, Jamal Khashoggi’s remains have not been found. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford … Read more Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder begins

UK: Shakespeare’s birthplace hit hard by lockdown

As countries across Europe start to emerge from lockdown, the United Kingdom is about to enter its next stage – 14 days quarantine for most international arrivals. Critics question how useful the measure will be, as there is little evidence new cases are being imported. It has also angered the tourism industry, which accounts for … Read more UK: Shakespeare’s birthplace hit hard by lockdown

Primary Schools Are Open But How Are They Coping? | This Morning

As primary schools in England reopen today, Alice Beer is at Bridgetown Primary in Stratford-upon-Avon, where she’s finding out how two parents feel sending their children into class and speaking to headteacher Jane Tailby about the measures in place to protect pupils. Phil and Holly will also be speaking to the head of Netmums, Annemarie … Read more Primary Schools Are Open But How Are They Coping? | This Morning

Are UK Schools Ready To Re-Open On Monday? | This Morning

Alice Beer visited a school on This Morning asking if British schools were ready to take children back on 1 June 2020. As the first lot of school children are set to walk through the gates on Monday – what does your school have in place to help keep them safe? Today, Alice Beer talks … Read more Are UK Schools Ready To Re-Open On Monday? | This Morning

Syrian tamarind juice sellers continue with tradition in Ramadan

Ramadan is the busiest time of the year for tamarind and liquorice juice sellers in Idlib city in northwestern Syria. The often jet-black drinks are made from tamarind pods and liquorice roots. But this year, the coronavirus pandemic is making things harder for families in northern Syria that depend on tamarind for their income. Al … Read more Syrian tamarind juice sellers continue with tradition in Ramadan

Life in Lockdown: How the Midlands is coping

As part of a series of special reports on life in lockdown from across the UK, Sky News travelled to the Midlands to see how the restrictions are affecting people there. Mark Stone visits a food bank in Coventry that is ramping up production to reach the most vulnerable and meets with nurses in Stratford-Upon-Avon … Read more Life in Lockdown: How the Midlands is coping

Pakistan ill-equipped to fight COVID-19: Healthcare workers

Pakistan has more than 2,600 cases of infection and 40 deaths from the new coronavirus, with many cities under lockdown and the government urging social distancing. But healthcare workers are calling on the government to do more to help them fight the virus. They say they have not been provided with enough protective equipment in … Read more Pakistan ill-equipped to fight COVID-19: Healthcare workers

Libya fighting: foreign powers want stake now, as in past

Renegade commander Khalifa Haftar has been fighting to take over Libya’s capital for more than 10 months from the United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord, which is based in Tripoli. But as the rival governments fight for control, the violence is only growing as a various foreign countries step in to back the respective sides. … Read more Libya fighting: foreign powers want stake now, as in past

Libya conflict: Post-shelling, flights resume at Tripoli airport

Libya’s conflict has forced flights to be redirected to Misrata after the only functioning airport in Tripoli was targeted on Monday. Mitiga airport was hit by heavy shelling. Nearly 300 civilians have been killed by rockets or air raids since renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar began his campaign to seize the capital in April. Al … Read more Libya conflict: Post-shelling, flights resume at Tripoli airport

Libya civil war: Tribal loyalties tested as violence continues

Tribal identity and loyalty play a fundamental role in Libyan society. During years of chaos and fighting, some reconciliation between groups has been possible. But as the conflict continues, there are fears cracks may be forming again. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Tripoli. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Libya civil war: Tribal loyalties tested as violence continues

Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli’s Mitiga airport

Heavy shelling in Libya’s capital has forced residents of the neighbourhoods around Mitiga airport to live a suspended life. This is the latest round of fighting after talks at the UN failed to reach an agreement. Many Libyans from both sides of the conflict are angry at the UN, saying that it has not done … Read more Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli’s Mitiga airport