Paris police Friday banned a pro-Palestinian march due to be held in the French capital on Saturday, the third demonstration against Israel’s Gaza offensive to be outlawed in and around the city in a week.
ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP
A French lawyer said on Friday that he had filed a complaint on behalf of the Palestinian justice minister at the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing Israel’s military of having carried out “war crimes” in the Gaza Strip.
As Vincenzo Nibali rode up the Hautacam, his triumphal progress could be heard before he came into sight, announced by the roar of the crowd that rolled ahead of him up the mountain.
News organizations across the world have been tasking their graphic departments to come up with a suitable illustration of what happened to Air Algérie’s flight 5017, which crashed Thursday in Mali.
Ukraine's cabinet on Friday selected deputy PM Volodymyr Groysman to serve as acting premier after the shock resignation a day earlier of Arseny Yatseniuk (pictured), who served as premier since the February ouster of president Viktor Yanukovich.
There were scenes of shock and grief at French airports after the crash of the Air Algérie plane as relatives and friends awaiting passengers on connecting flights from Algeria received news of the disaster.
French President François Hollande said Friday there were no survivors from the Air Algérie plane that went down with 118 people on board in Mali early Thursday. One of the black boxes of flight AH 5017 from Burkina Faso to Algeria has been located.
BANKING - USA
A US court entered an $80 million judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for defrauding a programme designed to protect US exporters, the Justice Department said Thursday. BNP agreed in June to pay $8.9 billion for violating US sanctions.
The wreckage of an Air Algérie plane that disappeared early Thursday with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria has been found in Mali, according to French officials.
ISRAEL - WEST BANK
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian protester and wounded about 200 others on Thursday after clashes erupted as several thousand people demonstrated in the occupied West Bank against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, Palestinian medics said.
An Air Algérie flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board vanished from radar over northern Mali early Thursday. French aviation expert Pierre Duval explains why it is highly unlikely the plane was hit by a missile.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated yet again on Thursday that he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France, after powering to victory in the final mountain stage.
Shortly after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ended its ban on American flights in and out of Tel Aviv on Thursday, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) also said it had lifted its advisory against air travel to the city.
ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP
At least 15 people were killed and 200 wounded Thursday after Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school being used as a shelter in the northern Gaza Strip, the Gaza health ministry said.
An Air Algérie flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board vanished from radar over northern Mali early Thursday. Paris says 51 French nationals were among the passengers.
Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.
ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP
Flights to Tel Aviv resumed Thursday as US Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up regional talks and headed to Cairo to push for a ceasefire in Gaza. Hamas's exiled leader has vowed no end to the fighting unless Israel ends its eight-year blockade.
Suicide bombers and gunmen mounted an attack on a security convoy that was transferring convicts from a prison north of Baghdad, police said Thursday, sparking fierce clashes with security forces that left at least 60 dead.
The wreckage of an Air Algérie plane that disappeared early Thursday with 116 people on board en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria has been found in Mali, according to French officials.
Two Finnish women were shot and killed by unknown gunmen while riding in a taxi in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, local officials said. The attack came the same day that a market bombing in Afghanistan's north killed six people.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Representatives from the Central African Republic's interim government, civil society and different armed groups meeting Wednesday in Brazzaville agreed on a ceasefire, but there has still been no agreement on thorny issues such as disarmament.
Pope Francis met privately on Thursday at the Vatican with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was commuted in June.
MIDEAST – MEDIA
A photograph of an Arab-American woman kissing her Jewish boyfriend has boosted a social media campaign under the hashtag #JewsandArabsRefuseToBeEnemies. But can love on the web bring peace on the ground?
France charged UBS with tax fraud on Wednesday for allegedly helping French clients hide money in Switzerland, judicial sources said. The Swiss bank is also suspected of using dual accounts to hide the flow of capital into Switzerland.
Antoine Vayer believes he can measure when leading cyclists are cheating even without testing them. He also believes that what he is seeing suggests the sport is winning its war against doping.