This week in the Guardian’s edit of our best international reporting: on the ground in Khartoum as people power pushes out Bashir. Plus, the Notre Dame fire, the arrest of Assange and much more. Subscribe here
In December, protesters in Khartoum began the sit-in that would eventually remove Omar al-Bashir after 30 bloody years in power. Those same people are staying put, demanding that the military council that removed Bashir transfer power to a civilian government. Army figures including the loathed Salah Gosh have since been forced to resign and the country is beginning to hope. But it’s rare, writes Simon Tisdall, that revolutions have happy endings. Could this one be different?
From Palmyra to the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, the recent destruction of buildings and monuments that had stood for the centuries is chilling to all of us. As we went to press on Tuesday morning, the fire that wrecked much of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris had been extinguished and the damage – while terrible – seemed less extreme than initially feared. We were watching from the city’s Left Bank as Parisians contemplated the destruction of one their city’s most famous and beloved buildings.