City elders had brokered a deal to allow safe passage to IS fighters in exchange for 5,000 civilians.
Image caption The mural showed a blue chair – seen as a reference to Liu Xiaobo Two artists from France have been unreachable in China after they painted a tribute to the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, sparking concern over their whereabouts. Hu Jiamin and Marine Brossard painted a mural showing an empty blue chair […]
Image copyright AFP Image caption A 2016 Unesco resolution criticised Israel’s activities at holy places in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited “anti-Israel bias”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US decision as […]
Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife has paid tribute to the South African anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, who has died aged 87. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said she felt the “same pain” as when Mr Mandela (Madiba) died, saying the man known as Kathy was an “extension of our family”. Source link Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn