ISRAEL - WEST BANK
Protest against Gaza offensive turns deadly in West BankIsraeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian protester and wounded about 200 others on Thursday after clashes erupted as several thousand people demonstrated in the occupied West...
BANKING - USA
BNP to pay $80 million for defrauding Dept of AgricultureA US court entered an $80 million judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for defrauding a programme designed to protect US exporters, the Justice Department said Thursday. BNP ag...
On The Observers
On The Observers
Anger after New Yorker dies following police chokeholdThe New York Police Department outlawed the use of chokeholds in 1993. Yet this technique was nevertheless used last Thursday by a NYPD officer during the arrest of Eric Garner, an...
Air Algérie crash: 'We should eliminate the missile hypothesis'An Air Algérie flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board vanished from radar over northern Mali early Thursday. French aviation expert Pierre Duval explains why...
Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death in SudanPope Francis met privately on Thursday at the Vatican with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was commuted in June.
ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP
Deadly strike on UN shelter in Gaza StripAt least 15 people were killed and 200 wounded Thursday after Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school being used as a shelter in the northern Gaza Strip, the Gaza health ministry sa...
TOUR DE FRANCE
Italy’s Nibali cruises to victory in 18th stage of Tour de FranceVincenzo Nibali demonstrated yet again on Thursday that he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France, after powering to victory in the final mountain stage.
Iraqi parliament elects moderate Kurd as presidentKurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.