Essequibo: The oil-rich region at the centre of a century-old dispute

By Rachelle Krygier & Vanessa BuschschlüterBBC Monitoring & BBC News Getty Images Both Venezuela and Guyana lay claim to the Essequibo region Venezuelans are voting in a referendum on Sunday which has ratcheted up the tension between the South American country and its neighbour, Guyana. The Venezuelan government has called the referendum to measure popular … Read more

Ukraine war: Russia accused of killing unarmed Ukrainian prisoners of war

Reuters The reported shooting took place near the town of Avdiivka – Ukraine’s eastern stronghold that has recently seen fierce fighting Ukraine has launched an investigation after a video emerged purportedly showing Russian troops killing two Ukrainian soldiers who had surrendered. Ukrainian prosecutors say the footage shows “a group of people in Russian uniforms” shooting … Read more