French worker for medical charity MSF has contracted Ebola in Liberia
France switches to Arabic ‘Daesh’ acronym for Islamic StateThe French government has come up with an answer to a point of persistent journalistic confusion – how exactly does one refer to the Islamic State organisation brutally carving out...
Baby euthanasia case spurs debate in FranceParents of an extremely premature baby, currently in hospital in the city of Poitiers, have asked doctors to take their child off life support, or “passive euthanasia”. The doctors...
On The Observers
Tricksters set up border checkpoint between England and ScotlandOn Thursday, a referendum will be held to decide whether Scotland should become independent from the United Kingdom. Some people, however, decided not to wait for the results: earl...
'No fear', say Ajax ahead of PSG Champions League clashAjax coach Frank de Boer has warned his players not to focus only on Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the Swedish international marks his return to Amsterdam to play against the club where...
Gunmen attack college in northern NigeriaGunmen stormed a government college in northern Nigeria’s main city of Kano on Wednesday, firing repeatedly on fleeing students and setting off an explosion, the military said.
FRANCE - SYRIA
France arrests six suspected of recruiting female jihadistsSix people have been arrested near Lyon on suspicions of recruiting young women to join the Islamist militant groups fighting in Syria, France’s top security official said Wednesda...
World Bank warns of financial ‘catastrophe’ for Ebola-hit AfricaThe largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of 2015 if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said Wednesday.
IRAQ - USA
The unspoken US-Iranian alliance against IS militantsWhile Iran was snubbed by the Americans and denied an invitation to join the broad international coalition against the group labeling itself the Islamic State, it’s a different sto...