CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Muslims in CAR pray for an escape routeHundreds of Muslims are trapped in a slum in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui. After months of brutal sectarian violence, they desperately want to leave the coun...
On The Observers
On The Observers
Iranians shave heads to protest political prisoner ‘abuse’Dozens of Iranians have sheared their hair in support of political prisoners held at a penitentiary in Tehran, who say guards beat them and shaved their heads last week. Read mor...
Madrid beat Bayern 1-0 in first leg of Champions League semisA single goal by French footballer Karim Benzeman was enough for home team Real Madrid to claim victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on...
New far-right mayor moves to quash Paris region mosqueThe recently-elected far-right mayor of a Parisian suburb has not wasted any time in following through on one of his campaign promises: upend a project for a new mosque.
UK - DIPLOMACY
Britain's ex-PM Blair warns against spread of radical IslamWestern leaders should set aside their differences and instead focus on the common threat posed by Islamist extremism, Britain's former prime minister Tony Blair said in a spe...
TURKEY - ARMENIA
Turkish PM offers condolences to descendants of Armenians killed in 1915Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered condolences to the descendants of victims of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman troops during World War I.
Gay marriage, one year on: ‘French civilisation did not crumble’On Tuesday, one day before the one-year anniversary of the legalisation of gay marriage and adoption in France, French politician Jean-Luc Romero tweeted: “Our civilisation did not...
Colombian president reinstates firebrand Bogota mayorColombian President Juan Manuel Santos (pictured left) on Wednesday reinstated Bogota’s ousted leftist mayor following a surprise ruling by a top court.