Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, announced its intention today to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic before the end of next year in time for the 55th anniversary of independence from Britain.

President of Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth: “As I talk to you now, Beirut is burning”

Following the devastating Beirut explosion, Robin Talbot and Ewan Simpson speak to Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth president Adnan Al-Mokdad about his organisation’s response and the fast-moving political situation in Lebanon.