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Deadly suicide blast rocks Yemeni capital

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:47
A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi’ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said.

Ground operation in Syria ‘not realistic’, says Turkey

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:22
Turkey could not be expected to lead a unilateral cross-border ground operation into Syria, said Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday.

Video: France expands its African anti-jihadist warfront

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:27
Giant cranes are dismantling prefab tents at a French military base in the Malian capital of Bamako.

Bowing to Houthi pressure, Yemen’s PM designate quits

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:38
Yemen's new Prime Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak quit his post early on Thursday hours after the Houthi militia called for mass protests against the "foreign interference" they said was behind his appointment.

Missouri police shoot suspect dead as protests persist

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:06
A St. Louis city policeman shot and killed a suspect who fired on him on Wednesday, police said, as protests persist over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.

Why the conflict-torn city of Kobane matters so much

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:26
A battle for control of the Syrian town of Kobane is raging between Kurdish forces and militants of the Islamic State group. Located on the Turkish border, the city is of great symbolic importance to both sides.

First Ebola patient diagnosed in US dies

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:53
The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, died on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, where he was being treated.

Video: Mexican town fears more violence in wake of ‘massacre’

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:51
Confusion and fear reign in the south-central Mexican city of Iguala, where 43 students went missing 10 days ago and are feared to be among the 28 victims found in a mass grave over the weekend.

‘Turkey’s priority is Kurdish problem, not IS group’

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:46
The mounting frustration displayed by Kurds in violent clashes across Turkey and along its border with Syria illustrates the deep divisions within the international coalition assembled to fight the Islamic State group, analysts say.

France backs Syria buffer zone proposal

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:30
French President François Hollande has thrown his support behind a Turkish proposal to create a buffer zone on its border with Syria to protect displaced people, his office announced on Wednesday.

Pilot strike cost Air France EUR500 million

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:08
Struggling French flag carrier Air France on Wednesday said last month's two-week strike would have an impact of around 500 million euros on its bottom line for this year.

Kenya's Kenyatta becomes first president to appear at ICC

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:48
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared before the International Criminal Court at The Hague Wednesday, becoming the first sitting head of state to appear before the court, where he faces crimes of humanity charges.

Explosions rock French Cultural Centre in Gaza

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:38
A fire broke out at the French Cultural Centre in Gaza Tuesday night after two explosions were heard at the site. There were no reports of injuries, and a diplomatic source said the cause of the blasts was "probably criminal".

Deadly clashes as Turkey's Kurds protest Kobane 'inaction'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:01
Kurdish protesters clashed with police in several Turkish towns and cities late Tuesday, leaving at least a dozen dead as anger over Ankara’s perceived inaction in the fight against jihadists at the Syrian border mounted.

UN military base in Mali comes under deadly rocket attack

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:29
At least one United Nations peacekeeper was killed in a rocket attack on a joint UN-French military base in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Tuesday, a spokesman for the UN mission said.

Sarkozy's comeback hampered by new legal woes

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:55
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was linked to new two corruption probes this week, adding to an already significant list of legal woes as he attempts to stage a return to French politics.

Two French reporters held in Indonesia for two months

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:35
The press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders and journalists’ unions are calling for the release of Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, two French TV reporters who were arrested in the West Papua area of Indonesia two months ago.

Pope to visit France in 2015

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:58
The Vatican says Pope Francis will travel to France next year, with 2015 shaping up as a busy travel year for the 77-year-old pontiff.

Nobel Prize for physics goes to Japanese, American inventors of LED light

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:32
Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for physics for inventing the LED, an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly light source, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

Mexican federal police take over city of 'student massacre'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:50
Mexico sent federal agents to take over security in a troubled city in southern Guerrero state after the discovery of a mass grave and charges that local police conspired with a criminal gang to kill and disappear students.