Korea kin angry over slow ferry rescue
Transcript shows confusion and indecision among crew after ferry began listing dangerously in calm waters.
10 hours ago

Abdullah takes lead in Afghan vote count
Early count shows ex-foreign minister short of an outright majority in presidential poll, despite having 11 point lead.
8 hours ago

Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote
Blasts, including one at a college, kill 18, while fighting in Fallujah leaves 15 dead.
5 hours ago

More barrel bombs hit Syria's Aleppo
Dozens killed in barrel-bomb strikes in rebel held Aleppo, activists say, as Assad visits Christian town to mark Easter.
22 minutes ago

Malaysia Airlines plane in emergency landing
Plane makes emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after turning back because of landing gear scare.
5 hours ago

Dozens dead in Pakistan bus crash
At least 42 people killed after Karachi-bound bus collides with tractor-trailer in Sindh province.
11 hours ago

Kuwait papers suspended over coup plot story
Al Watan and Alam Al Yawm newspapers ordered to stop printing for weeks after violating media blackout of investigation.
2 hours ago

Is South Sudan on the verge of collapse?
Despite a ceasefire agreement, fighting between government soldiers and rebels rages.
4 hours ago

In Depth

UK row over Christian values and food poverty
David Cameron talks of UK as 'Christian country' while under fire from church leaders over skyrocketing food poverty.
12 hours ago

Myanmar's Rohingya face a humanitarian crisis
Displaced Muslim Rohingya do not have adequate access to healthcare or clean water.
19 April 2014

Maduro's image cracks under protest pressure
Venezuela's president lacks the charisma and cult of personality maintained by the late Hugo Chavez.
19 April 2014

Programme Highlights

Nigeria: A truly strong economy?
As Nigeria becomes Africa's largest economy, we ask how violence and a huge wealth gap will impact its progress.
19 April 2014

Algeria's election: A fait accompli?
For many, even those in the media, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s re-election is a foregone conclusion.
19 April 2014

Harith al-Dari: 'Sunnis feel marginalised'
One of the most influential Iraqi Sunni clerics explains why his followers are fighting the government in Baghdad.
19 April 2014

Part 2: The End Is in Sight
River blindness causes relentless itching and blindness, affecting the poorest communities in the world.
17 April 2014