Hollande is ‘nobody’s president’ says former French ministerFormer French Housing Minister Cécile Duflot has launched a blistering attack on President François Hollande, calling him the man who “wanted to be everyone’s president, but ended...
Turkey’s Erdogan names foreign minister Davutoglu as next PMTurkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a US-based cleric he accus...
On The Observers
On The Observers
Behind the scenes of Benin’s online 'healing' scams“I am a marabout healer with 30 years of experience, and I can make any woman fall madly in love with you and even multiply the number of bills in your wallet.” You might have seen...
US reaches historic $16.7bn settlement with Bank of AmericaBank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.
Special report: Supplying Ukraine’s soldiers on the front lineOxana Chorna finishes loading the vehicle with tents, uniforms, shoes and, most importantly, food and water. She triumphantly brandishes a bag with “survival kit” written on it, as...
USA - SYRIA
US forces tried to rescue slain reporter from IS captorsUS forces tried but failed to rescue American reporter James Foley and other US hostages held in Syria by so-called Islamic State (IS) insurgents, officials revealed on Wednesday.
Israeli air strike kills three top Hamas commandersAn Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on...
FRANCE - SYRIA
France delivered arms to Syrian rebels, Hollande confirmsPresident Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad “a few months ago.”
Tensions high in Yemen as Shiite rebel deadline loomsThousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa this week as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign.
Interactive: Relive the Liberation of Paris in WWIIThe French capital fell to the Nazis in 1940. Four years later, Parisians, led by the French Resistance, rose up against the German occupiers. FRANCE 24 takes you back to August 19...
French village rallies behind besieged elderly British coupleA French village has rallied behind an elderly British couple whose neighbours – also from the UK – boarded up their front door and blocked their windows in an ongoing property dis...
Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies at 81Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in advancing talks towards brokering peace in Northern Ireland, died on Thursday. He was 81.
Former Femen activist detained after fighting veiled womanAmina Sboui, a young feminist activist who fled her native Tunisia last year, was detained by police on Wednesday night in Paris after an altercation with a woman who was wearing a...
Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha voted prime ministerThailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while t...