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.
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.
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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...
Russia vows to respond if 'attacked' in UkraineRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov issued a blunt warning Wednesday that Moscow would "certainly respond" if its interests come under attack in Ukraine as pro-Kremlin...
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...
In pictures: Violent protests erupt in RioViolent protests erupted in the Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday after the death of a 25-year-old man who was allegedly beaten by police.
NYPD public relations campaign on Twitter goes awryThe New York Police Department (NYPD) called on its Twitter followers Tuesday to post friendly photos of themselves with officers under the hashtag #myNYPD as part of a public rela...
MALI - FRANCE
French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal has died, Islamists sayFrench national Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was held hostage in Mali since being kidnapped in November 2012, has died, the MUJAO Islamist group said Tuesday.