Unemployment in crisis-hit France hit a new high in July, official statistics published Wednesday showed, in another blow for the deeply unpopular President François Hollande.
A new UN probe into the human rights situation in war-torn Syria has painted a picture of almost-medieval barbarity, including public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixions in jihadist-controlled areas.
Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said on Tuesday.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde revealed Wednesday that she is under formal investigation in France for “negligence” over her role in a 2008 corruption case that involved a controversial state payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie.
Former banker Emmanuel Macron was named as France’s new economy minister on Tuesday in a surprise nomination that follows a government shake-up described as the lowest point in President François Hollande’s tenure.
Lalish, a small village in northern Iraq, is the spiritual capital of the Yazidi people. The ethnic and religious minority believe it was the only place to survive the Great Flood, and that it was where Noah landed his ark to recreate humanity.
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
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As the US inches closer to an intervention in Syria in its crucial battle with Islamic State militants, FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at Washington’s military options in trying to stamp out a threat “beyond anything we’ve ever seen”.
An American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria has been killed in the region, a US security official said on Monday.
A South Sudanese rebel commander who warned the United Nations not to fly over his territory shot down a UN helicopter Tuesday, charged a spokesman for a state governor.
Burger King on Tuesday announced plans to buy Canadian chain Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food company and allow the burger giant to be headquartered and taxed at a lower rate in Canada.