India’s PM would like books instead of bouquets

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘A book… becomes part of the family,” Mr Modi has said. Politicians may be used to bouquets and brickbats, but India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging his state governments to lose the flowers presented to him when he visits. The Ministry of Home Affairs this week told states [...]

Lebanon detains men behind assault on Syrian refugee

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Facebook Image caption A video showing several Lebanese men attacking a Syrian refugee has sparked criticism Lebanese security forces have detained a group of men who physically and verbally assaulted a Syrian refugee. A video showing the attack – widely shared on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter – prompted a social media outcry. During [...]