“I had Covid in November and I have good antibody levels, but my doctor said I need to be very careful. I am pretty paranoid,” Jagriti says, adding that she knows of someone who was nine months pregnant when she tested positive for Covid. The baby was born by C-section but the mother had to…

Despite CCTV evidence, no culprits have been identified in a host of previous incidents. In April, Absar Alam, a prominent commentator survived a shooting by an unknown gunman, and last year an established journalist, Matiullah Jan, was abducted for a number of hours by unidentified men. Many in Pakistan bitterly joke that “everyone knows” who…

Before the pandemic around a third of university students in South Africa were going to class hungry, according to research. Now that problem is getting worse as part-time jobs have dried up during lockdown, and students’ families have lost work.

It’s ten years since mass protests in Syria turned into a violent conflict that has torn the country apart, leaving a trail of death, destruction and displacement. BBC correspondent Caroline Hawley has been following the lives of two children and their families, forced to flee to neighbouring Jordan and who have come to symbolise for…

“The distribution of such images on social media is not just intolerable, but also totally illegal. It should simply not be possible,” she said, adding that her team would meet with representatives of social media companies to discuss moderation policies.

When the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, ordered a Ryanair flight to divert to Minsk and arrested a wanted dissident who was on board, opposition activists inside the country were shocked and scared.

Mr Netanyahu has already called the proposed new government the “fraud of the century”. He says it endangers the state of Israel, the people of Israel, and the soldiers of Israel. However loudly he complains, the likelihood is that he is leaving office. In the end his defeat was sealed not by left-wing opponents but…

She said the current situation was an “unjustified unequal position and can lead to absurd situations”, with a woman holding residency in neighbouring Slovakia – which used to be part of the same country – allowed to change her surname. Women living in the Czech Republic, however, are prevented from making the same decision