Scores killed as Israel ramps up Gaza bombardmentIsrael unleashed Tuesday its heaviest bombardment in a three-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control, such as government offices, and firing ta...
HEALTH - WEST AFRICA
Graphic: Ebola spreads across West AfricaThe Ebola outbreak that emerged in March has killed more than 670 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation. The epidemic continues to...
On The Observers
Libya's descent into chaos 'worse than revolution'Muammar Gaddafi promised chaos, and Libya seems headed straight in that direction. Three years after the fall of his regime, intense conflicts between rival militias are tearing th...
In pictures: ن - a sign of support for Iraq’s persecuted ChristiansAn estimated 3,000 Iraqi Christian families from the northern city of Mosul have abandoned their homes in recent days after becoming the target of jihadists who overran the region....
Calls mount to ban France’s ‘violent’ Jewish Defence LeaguePressure is mounting on France to ban a far-right Jewish group, described as violent and extreme by critics, following its involvement in clashes at a pro-Palestinian protest in Pa...
Venezuela: Hugo Chavez’s ‘little bird’ strikes againVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro continues to “communicate” with his late predecessor via the animal kingdom.
FRANCE - BELGIUM
France extradites suspected Jewish Museum shooter to BelgiumFrance on Tuesday handed over to Belgium a French-Algerian man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
Video: How tourism is helping Rwanda’s gorillas, ex-poachersRwanda’s National Volcano Park, home of the endangered mountain gorilla, has actively recruited former poachers to work in the booming ecotourism trade.
Rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs born in French zooTwo rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species of which only about 700 remain in the wild, the head of the zoo said Tuesday.
LIBYA - FRANCE
France evacuates its nationals from LibyaFrance was evacuating its nationals from Libya on Tuesday amid increasing lawlessness and unrest, a government source said, after similar moves by other European nations.
USA - RUSSIA
US says Russia violated arms treaty by testing cruise missileThe United States and the European Union agreed on Monday to escalate sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet over East Ukraine. Washington has accus...
Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert defaultArgentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second d...
Karzai’s cousin killed in Afghan suicide attackPresident Hamid Karzai’s powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the governor’s office in...
Libya oil tanker fire blazes out of controlA huge fire engulfed Libya’s biggest fuel storage facility in the capital city of Tripoli on Monday. Authorities have called for international assistance in fighting the blaze.
In pictures: From Gaza to Mosul, bittersweet end of Ramadan for MuslimsMillions of Muslims across the globe will mark the end of Ramadan with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr this week. But for many in Gaza, Iraq, Syria Libya, Nigeria and elsewhere, thi...
MOROCCO - FRANCE