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When Haider al-Abadi was nominated Iraq's next prime minister, a politician whispered, "May God help you". With a raging jihadist insurgency and a country split along sectarian lines, Abadi needs all the help he can get.
Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian warplane in eastern Ukraine overnight into Sunday, a military spokesman said, as Moscow denied rebel claims that it had sent military equipment across the border.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, said they fired smoke and tear gas early Sunday to disperse protesters, angry at the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer, after they defied a midnight curfew announced the day before.
A furious Paris Saint-Germain have called for Bastia’s Brazilian forward Brandao to be given a life-time ban after he appeared to headbutt Thiago Motta at the end of a French league match on Saturday, leaving the midfielder with a broken nose.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were set to resume talks with Egyptian mediators in Cairo Sunday with the hope of reaching a more permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, as thousands of Israelis marched in support of a peace deal in Tel Aviv.
Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon on Saturday declared a state of emergency in Ferguson following a week-long series of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists.
Kurdish forces backed by US air strikes battled Saturday to retake Iraq's largest dam from Islamist militants, while American warplanes also struck targets near the Kurdish capital of Erbil.
Kenya on Saturday said it is closing its borders for travellers coming from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic.
A U.N. peacekeeper was killed and five others were injured, two seriously, in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said on Saturday.
Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same one Michael Brown was accused of robbing.
Billed as Africa’s first home-grown military aircraft, the Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) made its first test flight in South Africa this week, marking a milestone in the continent’s aviation history.
The wives of French presidents have been birds in the gilded cage of the Elysée Palace, according to a new book, which tells of their boredom, frustration and feelings of being sidelined by a role that has no official recognition in France.
Islamic insurgents have “massacred” some 80 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority in a village in the country’s north, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday.
Missouri police released footage on Friday purporting to show the victim of a fatal police shooting in an altercation with a shopkeeper just moments before he was killed.
EU ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday approved arms deliveries to Kurdish fighters and increases in humanitarian aid to Iraqis fleeing the rapid advance of Islamist militants.
Ukraine's military has "eliminated" several armoured vehicles that crossed the border from Russia, Kiev said Friday. The statement came soon after NATO said that Russian forces had illegally entered Ukraine late Thursday, a claim Russia denies.
France on Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the August 15, 1944, landing of 50,000 Allied troops near Marseille and Toulon. Watch FRANCE 24's special coverage of the commemorations starting at 6pm Paris time (GMT+2).
They were first spotted in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil on August 8, just as US President Barack Obama announced he had authorised airstrikes in northern Iraq against ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria) targets.
Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped scores of people from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast, hauling some of the hostages away on boats across Lake Chad, witnesses said Friday.