Doubts over Ethiopia peace talks as Kenya envoy says won’t attend

Doubts over Ethiopia peace talks as Kenya envoy says won’t attend

Kenya's former president Uhuru Kenyatta, one of the key players in African Union-led efforts to bring peace to Ethiopia, said Friday he would not be attending negotiations expected to begin...
Deal reached for civil aviation to try for net-zero emissions by 2050

Deal reached for civil aviation to try for net-zero emissions by 2050

UN aviation agency members reached an agreement Friday to try to achieve by 2050 net-zero carbon emissions in air travel -- often criticized for its outsized role in climate change....
I.Coast president sees progress in Mali troop spat

I.Coast president sees progress in Mali troop spat

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Friday hinted at a possible breakthrough in a bitter dispute with Mali, which has held 46 Ivorian soldiers for three months and branded them...
Russian political prisoners should have got Nobel: Memorial co-founder

Russian political prisoners should have got Nobel: Memorial co-founder

The Russian rights group Memorial is honoured to have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize but it should have gone to political prisoners such as Alexei Navalny, who risk...
Civil aviation agrees to try for net-zero emissions by 2050: UN agency

Civil aviation agrees to try for net-zero emissions by 2050: UN agency

An agreement was reached on Friday to try to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in air travel by 2050, the International Civil Aviation Organization said. The assembly, which brought together representatives...
France creates 100-mn-euro fund for Ukraine to buy arms

France creates 100-mn-euro fund for Ukraine to buy arms

France has created a fund, initially worth 100 million euros ($98 million), for Ukraine to directly buy weapons and other materiel it needs in its war against invading Russia, President...
Civil aviation agrees to try for net-zero emissions by 2050: UN agency

Civil aviation agrees to try for net-zero emissions by 2050: UN agency

Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization agreed during a meeting at its Montreal headquarters on Friday to try to reach net-zero carbon emissions in air travel by 2050....
France creates 100-mn-euro fund for Ukraine to buy arms

France creates 100-mn-euro fund for Ukraine to buy arms

France has created a fund, initially worth 100 million euros ($98 million), for Ukraine to directly buy weapons and other materiel it needs in its war against invading Russia, President...
Rights champions in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus win Nobel Peace Prize

Rights champions in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus win Nobel Peace Prize

Human rights watchdogs from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, with the jury criticising Russian President Vladimir Putin's "authoritarian" regime as he waged war in...
Bialiatski: veteran rights defender in authoritarian Belarus

Bialiatski: veteran rights defender in authoritarian Belarus

Ales Bialiatski, the head of Belarus rights group Viasna, has battled against repression for a quarter of a century and spent years in jail for his efforts. He spent his...
Four Nobel Peace laureates who were in jail when they won

Four Nobel Peace laureates who were in jail when they won

Belarusian rights campaigner Ales Bialiatski, who was jailed in July 2021, is the fourth laureate to win the Nobel Peace Prize whilst behind bars. Bialiatski, 60, on Friday shared the...
Rights champions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine win Nobel Peace Prize

Rights champions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine win Nobel Peace Prize

A trio of human rights watchdogs from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a highly symbolic choice of laureates drawn from three nations at the...
Belarus says Nobel ‘turning in his grave’ after activist’s award

Belarus says Nobel ‘turning in his grave’ after activist’s award

Belarus on Friday denounced the Nobel Committee for handing its prestigious peace prize to imprisoned activist Ales Bialiatski, saying its founder Alfred Nobel was "turning in his grave." "In recent...
Nobel-winning Ukraine NGO chief says Putin should face ‘tribunal’

Nobel-winning Ukraine NGO chief says Putin should face ‘tribunal’

Russian President Vladimir Putin should face an "international tribunal", the head of Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties said Friday after the group was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. To "give...
Nobel-winning Ukraine NGO chief says Putin should face ‘tribunal’

Nobel-winning Ukraine NGO chief says Putin should face ‘tribunal’

Russian President Vladimir Putin should face an "international tribunal", the head of Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties said Friday after the group was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. To "give...
Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded: 2022: Ales Bialiatski (Belarus), Memorial (Russia) and the Center for Civil Liberties...
Russia’s Memorial slams new court hearing after Nobel award

Russia’s Memorial slams new court hearing after Nobel award

Russian rights group Memorial, a key pillar of Russian civil society that has been forced to shut down, on Friday denounced a new court hearing after being awarded a Nobel...
Director of Ukraine rights group ‘happy’ after Nobel Prize win

Director of Ukraine rights group ‘happy’ after Nobel Prize win

The executive director of Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties said Friday the group was "happy" after it was awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. "We are happy", executive director Oleksandra...
Human rights champions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine win Nobel Peace Prize

Human rights champions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine win Nobel Peace Prize

A trio of human rights champions from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a highly symbolic choice of laureates drawn from three nations at the...
Sahel military coups only help jihadists: analysts

Sahel military coups only help jihadists: analysts

Burkina Faso's new rulers say they seized power to better fight jihadists, but history in the Sahel suggests the coup will merely stoke turbulence and division, benefitting the insurgents, analysts...
Macron hails Nobel prize for ‘unswerving defenders of human rights in Europe’

Macron hails Nobel prize for ‘unswerving defenders of human rights in Europe’

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hailed the Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize as "unswerving defenders of human rights in Europe". "Ales Bialiatski, the...
Nobel committee calls on Putin to stop repressing rights activists

Nobel committee calls on Putin to stop repressing rights activists

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was presiding over suppression of human rights as it handed out its annual peace prize. While the committee...
EU chief hails ‘outstanding courage’ of Nobel winners

EU chief hails ‘outstanding courage’ of Nobel winners

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Friday saluted the "courage" of the Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian rights activists awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. "The Nobel Prize committee has...
Bialiatski: veteran rights defender in authoritarian Belarus

Bialiatski: veteran rights defender in authoritarian Belarus

Ales Bialiatski, the head of Belarus rights group Viasna who was jailed last year, won the Nobel Peace Prize in the wake of historic demonstrations and a severe crackdown in...
Belarus opposition leader says Nobel Prize recognition of fight for ‘freedom and democracy’ bur/

Belarus opposition leader says Nobel Prize recognition of fight for ‘freedom and democracy’ bur/

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said Friday that the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed rights defender Ales Bialiatski was "recognition for all Belarusians fighting for freedom...
Human rights champions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine win Nobel Peace Prize

Human rights champions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine win Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was on Friday awarded to human rights champions Ales Bialiatski of Belarus, Russia's Memorial group and Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties for their work to document...
Nobel committee calls on Belarus to free peace laureate Ales Bialiatski

Nobel committee calls on Belarus to free peace laureate Ales Bialiatski

The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday called for the release of Belarusian human rights advocate and Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski, currently held in Belarus for tax evasion. "Our message...
More than 1 million displaced since Myanmar coup: UN

More than 1 million displaced since Myanmar coup: UN

More than one million people have been displaced in Myanmar since the military coup last year, the United Nations children's agency has said. The Southeast Asian nation has been in...
US, Philippines reinforce alliance with joint military drills

US, Philippines reinforce alliance with joint military drills

US and Philippine marines stormed a beach near a disputed rocky outcrop in the South China Sea on Friday as part of joint military drills involving more than 3,500 troops....
Ukraine calls on Russia troops to lay down arms

Ukraine calls on Russia troops to lay down arms

Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov on Friday called on Russian troops to lay down their arms, promising them "life and safety." "You can still save Russia from tragedy and the...
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