At least a dozen people were killed early Wednesday after tank shells hit a UN school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks, according to a Palestinian health official.
Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport.
A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach has left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said on Tuesday.
A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
Israel unleashed Tuesday its heaviest bombardment in a three-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control, such as government offices, and firing tank shells that shut down the strip’s only power plant.
HEALTH - WEST AFRICA
The Ebola outbreak that emerged in March has killed more than 670 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation. The epidemic continues to expand with Nigeria confirming its first fatal case.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro continues to “communicate” with his late predecessor via the animal kingdom.
Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of US penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.
An estimated 3,000 Iraqi Christian families from the northern city of Mosul have abandoned their homes in recent days after becoming the target of jihadists who overran the region. Many in France are calling attention to their plight.
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species of which only about 700 remain in the wild, the head of the zoo said Tuesday.
FRANCE - BELGIUM
France on Tuesday handed over to Belgium a French-Algerian man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
LIBYA - FRANCE
France was evacuating its nationals from Libya on Tuesday amid increasing lawlessness and unrest, a government source said, after similar moves by other European nations.
Pressure is mounting on France to ban a far-right Jewish group, described as violent and extreme by critics, following its involvement in clashes at a pro-Palestinian protest in Paris and the jailing of two of its supporters over a bomb plot.
Rwanda’s National Volcano Park, home of the endangered mountain gorilla, has actively recruited former poachers to work in the booming ecotourism trade.
President Hamid Karzai’s powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the governor’s office in the southern province of Kandahar said.
Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.
ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday, in the heaviest bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
USA - RUSSIA
The United States and the European Union agreed on Monday to escalate sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet over East Ukraine. Washington has accused Moscow of violating a Cold War era arms control treaty.
A huge fire engulfed Libya’s biggest fuel storage facility in the capital city of Tripoli on Monday. Authorities have called for international assistance in fighting the blaze.
Millions of Muslims across the globe will mark the end of Ramadan with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr this week. But for many in Gaza, Iraq, Syria Libya, Nigeria and elsewhere, this year’s festivities have been tainted by violence and fear.
THE HAGUE - RUSSIA
An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay Yukos shareholders just over $50 billion in damages for the expropriation of the now-defunct oil giant.
Antoine Griezmann, one of France’s most promising football stars, is ready to sign a transfer deal with Atletico Madrid following his impressive campaign with Les Bleus at the World Cup in Brazil.
ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned of a lengthy military operation in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired mortars from the enclave, killing four people in the Jewish state.
French leaders have announced they are adopting added measures to help Iraqi Christians, with support growing in France for the religious minority being run out of their homeland in northern Iraq by ISIS jihadists.
MOROCCO - FRANCE
Moroccan police arrested a French citizen of Algerian origin near Tangiers at the weekend on suspicion of recruiting men to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for al Qaeda, authorities said.