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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's choice of an Islamist governor for Luxor has sparked anger among tourism workers over his links to the militants that killed 58 people in a 1997 attack in the ancient city which destroyed the tourism industry.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspended talks on a bilateral security agreement with the United States on Tuesday, one day after Washington announced plans to enter into peace negotiations with the Taliban.
US President Barack Obama urged Russia on Wednesday to agree to cut nuclear arms by up to one third in a speech given at Germany’s historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 50 years after JFK’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech.
Four Belgian nationals trying to pass into Syria were arrested by Turkish police on the border on Wednesday. Belgian officials said the group were planning to fight in the Syrian civil war and had already been sent back to Belgium on June 17.
CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour reacted angrily on Tuesday to what she said was a false interview by Turkish daily newspaper Takvim, in which she was quoted saying that CNN had hoped to “destabilise” Turkey in its reporting the recent uprising.
Protesters angry about a rise a bus fare rise and growing cost of living kept up the pressure on Brazil’s government with new demonstrations in the country’s biggest cities on Tuesday, even as President Dilma Rousseff scrambled to diffuse tensions.
At least three members of Brazil’s national football team have come out in support of the protests that have rocked the country since the Confederations Cup tournament started last week, as troops were mobilised to secure host stadiums.
Islamist militants attacked a United Nations compound in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday, blasting their way into the site before opening fire on security guards.
Israel's army, once known for holding poetry writing contests, today seems less keen on promoting the arts within its ranks, after a soldier was ordered to refrain from sharing his poems on Army Radio.
Heavy rain in south-western France that forced the closure of the sanctuary at Catholic pilgrimage destination Lourdes has claimed the life of a 70-year-old woman, who was caught in a raging torrent.
Days after Greece’s top administrative court ordered authorities to reinstate state broadcaster ERT, the country’s fragile government coalition is struggling to agree on terms for turning television and radio signals back on.
The Taliban claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a deadly overnight attack on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, just hours after the US announced plans to enter into peace talks with the insurgent group.
US President Barack Obama is expected to outline plans to reduce American and Russian nuclear stocks in a highly anticipated speech at Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday.
The Miami Heat pushed an already thrilling NBA Finals into Game Seven on Tuesday after a nail-biting 103-100 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs tied the series at 3-3.
G8 leaders on Tuesday threw their weight behind calls for a peace conference on Syria to be held "as soon as possible" after the conflict dominated the summit and caused frosty tensions between Russia and other world leaders.
Bamako reached an agreement with Tuareg rebels occupying a key northern city on Tuesday, in a move that is expected to pave the way for crucial nationwide polls next month.
The trial of French footballers Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema (right) was immediately suspended until 2014 for procedural reasons on Tuesday. The pair are accused of having sex with an underage prostitute.
Senior US officials said on Tuesday that they will enter peace talks with the Taliban at a new office in Doha "within the coming days", in what may be a significant step towards an end to the long-running war.
For the first time in 20 years, the Brazilian government is faced with widespread demonstrations. But can the poorly structured protest movement grow? FRANCE 24 spoke with a Latin America expert for further insight.
Montreal Major Michael Applebaum resigned on Tuesday after being arrested by Quebec’s anti-corruption police the previous day, raising fears of another prolonged corruption scandal after the city's last mayor also had to step down.