FRANCE / WORLD WAR II
Vel d'Hiv' Roundup: remembering one of the darkest dates in France's modern historySeventy-two years ago, on July 16th 1942, French police acting on orders of the Nazi occupiers began rounding up thousands of Jews living in Paris. They were assembled at the city&...
Leaving for political reasons: Russia's latest wave of emigration?The annexation of the Crimean territory in March has seen a nationalist fervor grip many Russians: according to recent polls President Putin's rates of approval are soaring ab...
Wael Eskandar, Egyptian journalist and bloggerProminent Egyptian journalist and blogger Wael Eskandar tells France 24 what's gone wrong with his country's criminal justice system, and describes the situation facing h...
2022 WORLD CUP
FIFA entangled in 'Qatargate'The choice of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup continues to draw severe criticism. Qatar's winning bid has been mired in allegations of corruption and bribery, and the deaths...
FRANCE - MUSLIM VEIL
European rights court upholds French 'burqa ban'France’s law banning women from wearing face-covering veils in public is not discriminatory, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.
US to phase out landmines, joins global treatyThe United States said Friday it intends to sign up to an international treaty banning the use of anti-personnel landmines and will no longer produce or acquire the weapons in a mo...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
French Labour Minister talks football, not unemploymentFRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 27.06.14: French papers focus on new unemployment figures released yesterday. As the number of job seekers reached a record high, the Labour Minister drew crit...
Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human RightsNabeel Rajab comes from Bahrain, a country which was once upheld as a model of reform in the Arabic-speaking world. But, as he has discovered for himself, this is no longer the cas...
Libyan human rights activist shot dead in BenghaziHuman rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi late on Wednesday, hospital and security sources s...
The long march of China's gay communityIn China, the ninth edition of Shanghai Pride is under way. But in a country where homosexuality was only decriminalised in 1997, the event isn't as bold and brash as similar...
Pro-Russia rebels imposing ‘reign of fear’ in Ukraine: UNPro-Russia rebels are imposing a “reign of fear” in eastern Ukraine, with reports of killings, torture and abductions on the rise, UN's human rights office said on Wednesday.
African-American poet, activist Maya Angelou dies at 86Celebrated African-American author, poet, actress and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.