Sendai Airport is flooded after a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. (Reuters)
The suspected leader of the armed Basque separatist group Eta has been arrested in northwest France, according to reports.
Alejandro Arriola was one of four Eta suspects held in an operation by French police, reports delivered by Spanish national radio said. Arriola was described as the group’s new “military chief.” [Read the latest • What is Eta?]
France has become the first country to recognise the Libyan rebel leadership, the National Libyan Council, as the country’s legitimate government.
It comes as NATO is set to discuss military options in the Libyan conflict including a possible no-fly zone.
There is growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by the forces of Col Muammar Gaddafi. [Read the latest]
The Dalai Lama says he will begin the process of devolving authority to an elected leader. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has called on China to show greater transparency, including freedom of the press and freedom of expression, in order to gain the world’s respect and trust. [Read the latest]
BBC Arabic journalists describe their detainment, assault in Libya by members of Gaddafi’s army and secret police. [Read the latest]