Political tensions remained palpable on Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite hopes that Easter would calm current tensions. Watch FRANCE 24's video report from Donetsk.
Pro-Moscow separatists controlling the east Ukrainian town of Slavyansk called for Russian peacekeepers to deploy and announced a curfew after a gun battle nearby killed up to five people.
A leading expert on Syria told FRANCE 24 that the recent release of several Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) highlights the jihadist group’s difficulties in securing funding from international donors.
The Great War has always been traced from the point of view of humans. With his book "Animals of the Trenches", Eric Baratay gives us the experiences of "soldiers on all fours" – the horses, dogs and other animals that battled alongside humans.
The four French journalists who were held hostage for 10 months in Syria returned home to France early on Sunday, where they were greeted by French President François Hollande and their families and colleagues.
South Korean divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry that sank Wednesday, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said.
Paris Saint-Germain won France’s League Cup for the fourth time in their history after defeating Lyon 2-1 at the Stade de France on Saturday evening.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spent Easter Sunday in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, which his troops recently recaptured from rebels, state television said.
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Nicolas Hénin is one of the four French reporters freed on Saturday after being held hostage for 10 months by radical Islamist rebels in Syria. He gave FRANCE 24 an exclusive account about the conditions of his release from captivity.
Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix comfortably Sunday, finishing ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg as Mercedes tightened their grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row.
Islamic militants have killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush during a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source told Reuters on Sunday.
Four French journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria on Saturday after being abducted by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria last June.
The Information minister of the South Sudanese state of Warrap said Saturday that more than 100 people had been killed in a cattle raid, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.
Tens of thousands of people visited the northern French resort town of Berck-sur-Mer to attend the 28th International Kite Meeting which runs from the 12th and 21st of April.
The international community has condemned anti-Semitic notices distributed last week in troubled city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine, but the separatists now in control deny responsibility.
The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized Wednesday with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers Saturday finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.
Pro-Russian separatists on Friday rejected a diplomatic deal calling for them to disarm and evacuate occupied buildings in east Ukraine, saying they have no intention of leaving their positions until Kiev’s new interim government resigns.
Christians across the world celebrated the start to Holy Week with diverse and elaborate traditions, reflecting the global nature of the Church.
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.
US President Barack Obama signed a law that will block an Iranian diplomat from serving as a United Nations envoy. The White House has said that the proposed ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a fourth presidential term on Friday despite the fact that poor health kept him off the campaign trail.
Sometimes being the odd man out helps. Western powers in Geneva had no option but to deal with Sergei Lavrov, Russia's tough foreign minister, who came to the talks with a very different agenda on Ukraine.
Algeria’s 77-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was reelected on Friday for a fourth term despite his frail health, in a vote marred by low turnout and accusations of “massive fraud” from his main opposition challenger.
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New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27 in Rome. But in strictly secular France, the unexpected news of his plan to attend has not gone over well with everyone.