Army takes over as Burkina Faso leader steps downThe head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaoré resigned amid mass protests against his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.
Judge restricts US nurse's movements in Ebola rowThe confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine...
On The Observers
On The Observers
Video appears to show Egyptian army torturing civilians in Sinai desertA video has emerged of men in military dress torturing two civilians, one of whom is bloodied, in a village in Egypt’s Sinai desert. These images, which have circulated on social n...
SYRIA - TURKEY
Video: The cult of Kobane’s martyrsTwo months into the battle for Syria's Kobane, the stream of casualties crossing the border with Turkey is as steady as the Kurdish resolve to defend the flashpoint city.
Fire forces French public radio off airThe headquarters of French public radio network Radio France were evacuated Friday after a fire broke out at the iconic circular building in Paris.
UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Russia, EU and Ukraine agree ‘breakthrough’ gas dealRussia agreed to resume gas deliveries to war-torn Ukraine through the winter in an EU-brokered, multi-billion dollar deal signed by the three parties in Brussels on Thursday.
Hungary to suspend controversial Internet taxA planned tax on using the Internet that sparked public outrage and mass demonstrations in Hungary is to be suspended and the matter reconsidered next year, the country’s Prime Min...
French town bans clown costumes after terror waveA wave of panic sparked by pranksters dressing up as evil clowns and terrorising passers-by has spread across France in recent weeks. Now, one town has taken the step of banning an...