World Bulletin / News Desk
Britain's BBC apologised to Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday after a senior journalist reported her lobbying against a Muslim cleric.
BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner broadcast details of a private conversation with the queen during which she supposedly told him she had complained to the last government about Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.
The queen was said to be upset that Britain had not arrested him after he preached anti-Western sermons outside a mosque in London after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
That was awkward for a head of state who has no political or executive role and is expected to stay neutral in public. The queen has never given a media interview and typically avoids controversial topics in her speeches.
The Egyptian-born cleric lost an appeal in the European courts on Monday and faces extradition from Britain to the United States.
The public broadcaster, mainly funded by a fee paid by everyone under 75 who owns a television, said the meeting had taken place some years ago.
Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo is fit to stand trial for his alleged involvement in deadly post-election violence in his country.
Authorities in France have used state of emergency powers to place 24 activists under house arrest as France continues its ban on public demonstrations ahead of the scheduled climate talks.
A 24-year-old arms dealer is suspected of delivering weapons used in terrorist attacks in Paris
Suicide bomber attacks procession of Shia Muslims in northwestern part of Nigeria
Ambassadors of numerous countries, UN and African Union officials as well as Ethiopian government representatives attended flag-raising ceremony in Addis Ababa
Turkish Energy experts have said that Russian claims that Turkey was operating on an oil delivery to Turkey before it was downed, are ridiculuous
The Burkina Faso election is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday
Two suspects were taken into custody in connection with Mali hotel attack that killed 19 people
British PM pledges £1 million ($1.5 million, 1.4 million euros) a year over five years to establish and support a new Commonwealth counter-extremism unit
Russia has decided to suspend visa-free regime with Turkey starting from January 1, 2016
President Hollande vows to crush 'army of fanatics' with more 'songs, concerts and shows'
'At the moment, unfortunately, our partners are not ready to work within the format of single coalition,' Putin's spokesman says
The clashes took place between Rwandan rebels and a local Mai-Mai militia
Russian president says they will work with regional countries not to target 'moderate opposition' groups
French foreign minister suggests possible cooperation with Syrian regime forces against ISIL
Two presidents agreed to 'exchange information about which territories are occupied by the healthy part of the opposition rather than terrorists, and will avoid targeting them with our airstrikes'