French jihadist charged and held on return from Syria

French jihadist charged and held on return from Syria

A high-profile French jihadist was charged with terrorist offences and remanded in custody on Saturday, a day after being transferred to France from Turkey, where he had turned himself in to authorities. Kevin G., a 24-year-old who converted to Islam 10 years ago, was one of the UN’s most wanted jihadists and had been placed […]

Syrian troops cement hold on Aleppo, civilians return

Syrian troops cement hold on Aleppo, civilians return

Syrian troops increased their hold on Aleppo on Friday after retaking full control of the city, as residents anxious to return to their homes moved through its ruined streets. Syria’s army announced on Thursday it had recaptured the former rebel stronghold of east Aleppo following a landmark evacuation deal that saw thousands of opposition fighters […]

Crisis looms as Kenya forces refugees to return to war-torn Somalia

Crisis looms as Kenya forces refugees to return to war-torn Somalia

With the closure of the world’s largest migrant camp in Kenya, thousands of Somali refugees could be forced to return to their war-ravaged homeland. The move has been branded a violation of international law. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said Monday that what was supposed to be a voluntary returns process, involving mostly Somalis, did […]

Euro 2016 champions Portugal return home to hero’s welcome

Euro 2016 champions Portugal return home to hero’s welcome

Thousands of fans greeted Euro 2016 champions Portugal as they landed in Lisbon on Monday, chanting the name of goal hero Eder, whose extra-time screamer sealed the 1-0 victory over France. After travelling in a plane named after the late striker Eusebio, coach Fernando Santos and captain Cristiano Ronaldo were greeted by rapturous applause from […]

Mohammad Amir says it’s a ‘dream come true’ to return to Lords as Pakistan bowler is set to revisit scene of spot-fixing scandal

Mohammad Amir says it’s a ‘dream come true’ to return to Lords as Pakistan bowler is set to revisit scene of spot-fixing scandal

Mohammad Amir says it is ‘a dream come true’ to be playing at Lord’s again as he seeks to rebuild his career after spot-fixing. The Pakistan pace bowler was found guilty of bowling no-balls to order for financial gain at the venue in a Test match against England in 2010. Amir was jailed and served […]