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Kabul hit by bomb blast ahead of Ghani inauguration

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 01:38
A bomb hit a military vehicle in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital on Sunday, wounding one person a day before the inauguration of a new president expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries.

George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in star-studded Venice bash

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:54
George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor’s representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds.

Hong Kong activists clash with police at 'Occupy Central' protest

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:21
Hong Kong police used tear gas for the first time on Sunday to disperse pro-democracy protests and baton-charged the crowd blocking a key road in the government district after Hong Kong and Chinese officials warned against illegal demonstrations.

US jets hit IS targets in Syria as UK bombers fly over Iraq

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:14
The US-led coalition widened its air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria Saturday as British warplanes took off on anti-jihadist missions over neighbouring Iraq.

Thousands join silent march in memory of slain French hostage

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:15
Thousands of people joined a silent march Saturday in the southern French city of Nice in memory of Hervé Gourdel, the hiker beheaded last week by Algerian militants linked to the Islamic State group.

France launches investigation into 'jihadists' back from Syria

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:30
Three suspected jihadists returning from Syria were placed under formal investigation Saturday for allegedly “planning terrorist acts”. The three made headlines this week when they initially walked free after arriving at the wrong French airport.

Dozens of hikers feared dead in Japanese volcano eruption

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:03
More than 30 hikers were found unconscious and in "cardiac arrest" Sunday near the peak of an erupting volcano, police said, employing a term typically used by Japanese authorities before doctors are able to certify death officially.

Video: 'Airstrikes not enough to defeat IS militants'

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:11
Coalition airstrikes in Iraq have already helped push back Islamic State (IS) militants. However, Kurdish fighters on the front line near Erbil told FRANCE 24 that the bombing campaigns alone will not be enough.

Verdict due in trial of Egypt's former president Mubarak

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:37
A verdict is due Saturday in the trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who is charged over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that deposed him.

US-led strikes target Islamists in Syria's Homs province

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:23
US-led coalition airstrikes hit Islamic State group targets in the Syrian province of Homs for the first time on Saturday as it launches what Washington called "near continuous" strikes on the militants.

Gaza conflict was 'war of genocide', Abbas tells UN

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:35
In a fiery speech at the UN General Assembly on Friday, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of waging a “war of genocide” in Gaza and said he would ask the UN to set a deadline for an Israeli pullout from Palestinian lands.

French PM demands end to ‘unbearable’ Air France strike

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:07
France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls renewed calls on Friday for an end to a protracted strike by Air France pilots, describing the situation as “unbearable”.

French Muslims condemn hostage beheading in Algeria

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:31
French Muslims gathered at Paris's ornate Grand Mosque on Friday to voice their fury over the acts of Islamist "assassins" in the wake of the beheading of a French hostage in Algeria.

UN war crimes prosecutor seeks life sentence for Karadzic

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:35
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic should be sentenced to life imprisonment if he is convicted of “a substantial portion” of the crimes he stood trial for at a UN war crimes tribunal, prosecutors said in a written brief published Friday.

British parliament approves airstrikes against IS group in Iraq

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:47
The British parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to join a US-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group. Belgium and Denmark also announced that they would join the international effort against the jihadists.

Brazil’s Lula on offensive to help protégé Rousseff win re-election

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:30
Dilma Rousseff has stopped her tumble in opinion polls as she seeks a second term as Brazil’s president, even reversing the trend with only days left before the election, in part thanks to her predecessor and mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Pressure on French Muslims to denounce IS group 'is madness’

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:03
As Muslim groups prepare to demonstrate in Paris Friday against the “barbarism” of the Islamic State group (IS), pressure on the country’s Muslim community to denounce Islamist militancy has been described as Islamophobic "madness".

Taliban beheads civilians after seizing Afghan district

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:10
Some 700 Taliban fighters seized a strategic district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province after a week of fighting, officials said Friday. The militants targeted police units and beheaded at least 12 relatives of members of the security forces.

Ex-British PM Tony Blair named top 'Gay Icon'

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:56
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s political legacy may not be universally admired, but on Friday he was named one of the top "gay icons" of the last thirty years in recognition of his work for gay rights.

US justice chief Eric Holder announces resignation

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:32
US Attorney General Eric Holder, a longtime champion of civil rights and a respected liberal voice in the Obama administration, announced his resignation on Thursday standing beside President Barack Obama.