Suspected Boko Haram militants massacred at least 68 villagers, including many children, in a northeastern Nigerian village earlier this week, several witnesses have said, providing testimony of a horrific bloodbath.
CANADA - NORTH KOREA
A Canadian pastor who disappeared more than a month ago after travelling to North Korea for humanitarian work has been detained by authorities in the world’s most reclusive nation, his church said Thursday.
France’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, has resigned from the government for “health reasons”, President François Hollande’s office announced Thursday.
Military operations aimed at retaking the Iraqi city of Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group have caused as many as 28,000 people to flee south to Samarra, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Thousands of French soldiers deployed across the country in a vast anti-terrorism operation are on the brink of exhaustion, meaning they could be unable to ensure the public’s safety in the event of an attack, union bosses have warned.
US Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the US State Department to release them swiftly.
A retrospective of David Bowie’s career opened at the Philharmonic in Paris this week, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s life over the past 50 years, from his beginnings as Davy Jones to Ziggy Stardust and beyond.
Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within days.
Chadian President Idriss Deby on Wednesday vowed to "wipe out" Boko Haram and called on the group's chief Abubakar Shekau to give himself up, warning that he knew where the militant leader was hiding.
Insurgents attacked a Syrian government security building in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, bombing it and then launching a ground assault, sources on both sides and a monitoring group said.
US Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist on Thursday by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said.
FRANCE - CUBA
President François Hollande this week announced he will travel to Cuba in May. It will be the first official visit by a French president to the communist-run country, coming on the heels of a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana.
The Islamist State group's bloody war of expansion in Iraq and Syria includes forcing boys from the Yazidi religious minority to train as child soldiers.