BBC NewsHour


Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service, twice a day, every day of the year. Join our leading team of presenters for the best interviews, features and analysis of world events.
Hourly English United Kingdom News
15 Episodes

Many killed in fuel blast as ethnic Armenians flee

The death toll from last night's explosion at a fuel depot in Nagorno-Karakakh is rising. The cause of the blast is still unclear, but it happened as Azerbaijan moved in to take control of the contested enclave. Hundreds were injured. Nearly 30,000 thousand ethnic Armenians have now fled Nagorno-Karakakh, the…
26 Sep 5PM 48 min

Global warming targets 'within reach'

The International Energy Agency says renewable technologies could help limit global warming to 1.5*C - but it added much bolder action was required. The watchdog said international co-operation would be vital and called for massive investments of more than four trillion dollars every year. It also said industrialised countries need…
26 Sep 10AM 51 min

Thousands of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh

As thousands of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh, Newshour hears from a volunteer who has been at the border. Also on the programme: A possible end to Hollywood's longest strike in decades; and why Lego bricks are struggling to go greener. (Photo: Armenian Red Cross Society volunteers prepare food and…
25 Sep 5PM 50 min

Ethnic cleansing fears as Armenians leave disputed region

A growing stream of ethnic Armenian refugees are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan's seizure of the disputed region last week. Amidst fears of ethnic cleansing, more than 3,000 people have so far crossed into Armenia from the enclave, which is home to a majority of some 120,000 ethnic Armenians. Also in…
25 Sep 10AM 50 min

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia wants UN monitors

Armenia's prime minister blames Russia for failing to ensure security after as Azerbaijan took control of disputed Nagorno Karabakh. Nikol Pashinyan says the security arrangements in Nagorno Karabakh were ‘ineffective’. We hear from the Armenian ambassador in UK and the US Senator Gary Peters, who is in the region. Also…
24 Sep 9AM 51 min

Nagorno-Karabakh: aid arrives amidst worsening conditions

The Red Cross has managed to deliver seventy tonnes of aid to Nagorno-Karabakh for the first time since Azerbaijan captured the disputed territory this week. Some have sought refuge in the main city amidst dwindling food, medicine and fuel supplies. Also on the programme: the head of Sudan's army tells…
23 Sep 5PM 50 min

Conditions in Nagorno-Karabakh worsening

Ethnic Armenian civilians say conditions in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh are becoming critical, as thousands seek shelter in the city. We hear from the ICRC. Also in the programme: Ukraine may get long-range ATACMS missiles; and Italy's new surrogacy law. (Picture: A still image taken from a handout video…
23 Sep 9AM 49 min

Ukraine uses western-supplied missiles to hit Crimea

Ukraine has mounted a missile strike on the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea navy in Crimea. A source at the Ukrainian Air Force has told the BBC it used a type of cruise missile supplied by Britain and France. Russia illegally annexed the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014…
22 Sep 5PM 48 min

9/11 defendant unfit to stand, US judge rules

A military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled that a Yemeni man charged over the 9/11 attacks is mentally unfit to stand trial. His lawyer has long claimed his client was "tortured by the CIA". Also on the programme, anti- government protests are again taking place in the Armenian capital…
22 Sep 10AM 49 min

Rupert Murdoch steps down from media empire

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says he is stepping down as chairman of Fox and News Corp, with his son Lachlan to head both companies. In a memo to employees, Murdoch said "the time is right" for him to take on "different roles". Murdoch said he will transition to the role…
21 Sep 5PM 48 min

British PM defends changes and delays to key climate policies

For some years, British governments have proclaimed themselves leaders in the global fight against climate change. The UK's recent de-carbonisation progress has been faster than most. But critics of the current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, now claim he risks losing the high ground. Mr Sunak today used a BBC interview…
21 Sep 10AM 49 min

Azerbaijan: full sovereignty restored in Nagorno Karabakh

Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliyev says he has restored full sovereignty over Nagorno Karabakh, after ethnic Armenian separatists in the enclave said they'd give up their weapons and agree to peace talks. We speak to Azerbaijan's Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister. Also in the programme: women…
20 Sep 5PM 48 min

Azerbaijan halts offensive

Azerbaijan says it's halting it's military offensive in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenian separatists there agree to disarm. We hear from a resident inside the enclave, also from both sides in the conflict. Also on the programme, the British prime minister Rishi Sunak appears ready to dilute key…
20 Sep 10AM 49 min

Azerbaijan begins military offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh

Gunfire could be heard in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh today, after the Azerbaijani government launched a military offensive in the majority-Armenian territory. The Azerbaijani government called it an ‘anti-terrorist operation’, after eleven Azerbaijani civilians were killed by landmines, but officials in Nagorno-Karabakh say the offensive is an attempt to…
19 Sep 5PM 50 min