SOUTH AFRICA - NIGERIA
Sixty-seven South Africans died and scores were injured in the collapse of a building in the compound of a Lagos Pentecostal church last week, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
IRAQ - USA
While Iran was snubbed by the Americans and denied an invitation to join the broad international coalition against the group labeling itself the Islamic State, it’s a different story on the ground in Iraq.
USA - IRAQ
President Barack Obama will consider sending US military advisers into combat in Iraq on a "case by case basis," the American military's top-ranking officer told senators on Tuesday.
ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP
Israel said a mortar bomb was fired at it from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since a seven-week war in the enclave ended on August 26, but Hamas said Palestinians remained committed to the truce.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Tuesday won a parliamentary confidence vote on the Socialist government’s economic policies in the wake of the cabinet reshuffle, giving him a platform to push through the tough reforms that have divided the left.
USA - IRAQ
Two key branches of al Qaeda in Yemen and North Africa called Tuesday for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition.
France's parliament on Monday began to debate a new anti-terrorism bill that aims to stop would-be jihadists from travelling to foreign battlefields. FRANCE 24 spoke with two security experts who said a new law was “absolutely necessary”.
The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday ratified a landmark EU trade agreement that strengthens the former Soviet state's ties with the West, in what President Petro Poroshenko called a "first step" towards European Union membership.
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy near the US embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least 13 Afghan civilians in a massive blast.
An alleged German jihadist went on trial Monday accused of fighting in Syria for the Islamic State group (IS), amid calls for tougher action to prevent attacks in Europe by militants.
Ukraine is set Tuesday to ratify a watered-down EU agreement and offer limited self-rule to parts of the separatist east as it tries to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post-Soviet history.
The United States is preparing to send 3,000 US military personnel to provide medical and logistical support to the overwhelmed local healthcare systems struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
France’s embattled Socialist government faces a crucial parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President François Hollande's popularity at a record low.
US officials said Monday that US forces had taken a first step in expanding their fight against the Islamic State militant group by ordering airstrikes to protect Iraqi security forces coming under attack by enemy fighters near Baghdad.
Two members of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group found supporters of their opposition to President Vladimir Putin during their almost two years in prison, even fielding autograph requests from guards, the activists said on Monday.