The Russian operator of a Maltese-registered, Finnish-chartered ship which disappeared late last month after passing through the Dover Strait between France and Britian believes the vessel was hijacked.
The Russian Navy has joined the search for a missing ship last seen in the English Channel in July as maritime experts debated the possible causes of the mysterious disappearance of the Algeria-bound cargo vessel.
An ailing former Libyan agent convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing is to be released from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds, according to British media reports. Scottish officials said a decision is to be made later this month.
With this year marking the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, FRANCE 24's Focus programme looks at whether these texts governing international humanitarian law are applicable in the conflicts of today.
Ruslan Amerkhanov, the construction minister of the restive North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, has been shot dead in his own office. The Russian republic's pro-Kremlin authorities are battling an increasingly deadly Islamist insurgency.
Two persons have robbed the Graff jewellery in London's upmarket New Bond Street, getting away with a hoard of rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches worth 40 million pounds (€47 million), in the biggest such robbery in the United Kingdom.
In this edition: After charity head Zarema Sadulayeva and her husband were found dead in Chechnya in yet another murder of an NGO worker in the conflict-torn region, Focus looks at the dangers of being a human rights activist in Russia.
A journalist for a local Avar-language newspaper, Khakikat, was shot dead in Russia's mainly Muslim republic of Dagestan. The body of Malik Akhmedilov was found with gunshot wounds to the stomach, a police spokesman told AFP.