A ceasefire "surrender deal" allowing civilians and opposition fighters to be evacuated from eastern Aleppo has begun as Russia declared all military action had stopped and the Syrian government assumed control of the former rebel enclave.
People throughout Haiti's devastated south-western peninsula have formed makeshift brigades to clear debris as anger grows over the delay in aid for remote communities more than a week after Hurricane Matthew hit.
Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson has said it is unfair that Ethiopians are suffering the worst effects of climate change as 10 million people are hit by food shortages following the worst drought in 50 years.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview that Syria needs a national unity government that would secure the transition to a new constitution, rejecting the “transitional body” demanded by the opposition, which wants him to step down.
Syria’s opposition will decide this week whether to attend forthcoming peace talks in Geneva and has complained to the United Nations that Russian air strikes have carried on despite a truce, opposition co-ordinator Riad Hijab said.
Hundreds of thousands of people from Sydney to London joined one of the biggest days of climate change activism yesterday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit in Paris there is “No Planet B” in the fight against climate change.
In Zoe Lawlor’s latest denial of reality, she inserts herself in the narrative of Palestinian victimisation claiming to have been “attacked and kidnapped in international waters while sailing to Gaza, robbed and repeatedly strip searched, imprisoned for a week, shot at with steel-coated rubber bullets and tear gas” (Letters, 9 November).