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An Egyptian court on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a crippling blow in the campaign to crush Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement.
Israel launched more than 20 aerial attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to negotiate an extended truce.
The US airdropped Saturday more aid to thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians threatened by the advance of the militant Islamist group ISIS, who now call themselves Islamic State, in an effort to stem a worsening humanitarian crisis.
A patient back from Nigeria who showed symptoms of fever and flu -- possible signs of Ebola -- was put in isolation in a Toronto-area hospital, Canadian health officials said late Friday.
Any bid by Russia to deliver humanitarian aid into Ukraine would be viewed as an invasion, the United States said on Friday, warning that Moscow voiced similar concerns for civilians before its brief 2008 war with Georgia.
A young Swedish politician who is standing in next month's election is claiming to be the illegitimate son of France's longest serving president Francois Mitterrand.
Nigeria's president on Friday declared a national state of emergency over the deadly Ebola virus which has killed around 1,000 people, mostly in West Africa.
With a new season for France’s top flight Ligue 1 getting underway Friday, August 8, FRANCE 24 takes a look at 10 of the key figures likely to make their mark on this year’s championship.
Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba announced his retirement from international football Friday after 12 years of playing for his country, scoring 61 goals in 108 appearances.
The US has begun air strikes on Islamic militants in Iraq, the Pentagon said Friday, a day after President Barack Obama authorised an aerial bombing campaign on jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS or ISIL).
Lebanese former prime minister Saad Hariri arrived in the Lebanese capital of Beirut Friday after a three-year self-imposed exile. His surprise move followed growing calls for his return as Lebanon's Sunnis confront a leadership gap.
French food trader Jean Selverro will lose €200 million a month because of Russia’s import bans on food from the European Union, announced this week. Normally, 90 percent of his apples and pears are exported to Russia.
US President Barack Obama on Thursday authorised air strikes on jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS or ISIL) to prevent a “genocide” on Iraqi minorities. Air drops of humanitarian aid have already begun in northern Iraq.
The Israeli military said Friday it had resumed strikes on targets “across Gaza” in response to Hamas rocket fire from the enclave soon after a three-day truce came to an end at 5am (GMT).
Following an emergency meeting held at France’s request, the United Nations Security Council called for urgent international action to support the Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State fighters and delivering aid to displaced civilians.
A spokesman for Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, warned Thursday of renewed fighting with Israel if talks in Cairo to extend a 72-truce in Gaza collapsed.
France on Thursday pledged “support” for forces battling Islamic militants in Iraq amid growing Western concern over continuing advances by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS or ISIL).
Two French women have been held in Georgia after they were found with Dafalgan (the French brand name for paracetamol) containing codeine, a painkiller readily available in French pharmacies on prescription.
Flanked by the requisite Kalashnikov and black Salafist flag, reclusive Malian diplomat-turned jihadist leader Iyad Ag Ghali targets France and French interests in the region in a rare video statement this week.
Doctors on the French Riviera have treated 17 people for dengue fever and chikungunya this year, amid fears that a decade-long invasion of Asian tiger mosquitoes in the region could spread the tropical diseases.