An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave.
Heavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion.
Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.
Brazil’s Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva (pictured right) its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week.
USA - SYRIA
US forces tried but failed to rescue American reporter James Foley and other US hostages held in Syria by so-called Islamic State (IS) insurgents, officials revealed on Wednesday.
US Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israel’s military campaign in Gaza may be an extended operation and he accused the territory’s Hamas rulers of using “savagery” against civilians just like Islamic State militants in Iraq.
A French village has rallied behind an elderly British couple whose neighbours – also from the UK – boarded up their front door and blocked their windows in an ongoing property dispute (see below for pictures).
The French capital fell to the Nazis in 1940. Four years later, Parisians, led by the French Resistance, rose up against the German occupiers. FRANCE 24 takes you back to August 1944 and the Liberation.
With his announcement Wednesday that he will launch a bid to become France’s next president in 2017, former prime minister Alain Juppé is set for a titanic showdown with another of the right’s political heavyweights, ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy.
France said Wednesday it wanted the permanent members of the UN Security Council and regional countries, including Arab states and Iran, to join the West in the fight against the organisation that calls itself the Islamic State.
FRANCE - TERRORISM
French President François Hollande on Wednesday called the global security situation ‘the worst since 2001’ and that he would arrange a conference in September on the threat posed by Islamic extremists in Iraq.
Over 40 people were arrested during protests Tuesday over the police shooting of a black unarmed teenager in Ferguson. Despite the arrests, the situation on the ground seemed its calmest since the protests began 11 days ago. FRANCE 24 reports.
The gruesome video of the beheading of a US journalist by an Islamic State (IS) militant marked a return to a grotesque, old-style jihadist propaganda as social media sites scrambled to block the clip.
WWII - PHOTOGRAPHY
Seven decades after Allied Forces reclaimed France from Nazi Germany, the famed American photo editor and journalist John G. Morris has published his own, often unconventional, snapshots of the historic military campaign.
Huge landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima in western Japan Wednesday, leaving at least 27 dead, including several children, and 10 more missing, police said.