HUNGARY - MIGRANTS
Hungarian Muslims are fighting an image battle in the face of increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric in a country that has become a flashpoint in Europe’s refugee crisis, FRANCE 24 reports.
The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.
SAUDI ARABIA - USA
Saudi King Salman met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.
A reader survey by US magazine Travel and Leisure has put three French cities – Marseille, Cannes and Nice – in the top 30 of the world’s least friendly tourist destinations on the planet.
Donald Trump made headlines Friday following an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt in which the Republican presidential candidate reiterated his support for guns and Israel but seemed stymied by questions about international terrorism.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has a groupie on Twitter, an account holder, Anne Lalanne, who espouses the very ideology of Le Pen’s National Front party.
Hundreds of refugees who have been stuck for days at a train station in Budapest began marching out of the city Friday intent on reaching Austria on foot, after Hungarian authorities blocked them from boarding westbound trains.
The father of a three-year-old boy whose drowning off Turkey shocked the world buried his son, another child and his wife in an emotional funeral Friday in Syria's Kobane, a witness said.
Morocco’s ruling Islamist party on Friday faced a major test of its dominance as polls opened for local elections for which most opposition parties have campaigned on anti-corruption platforms and against privileges for the elite.
Caught dropping a cigarette butt outside a bar in Paris? Watch 68 of your hard-earned euros go up in smoke. This is the warning city officials began giving smokers this week ahead of a steep rise in fines for discarding butts in the street.
Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that Britain would take in “thousands more” Syrian refugees and spend millions more in humanitarian aid after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a drowned Syrian toddler put him under pressure to act.
SYRIA - LEBANON
The UN says that more than 4 million people have fled Syria's brutal civil conflict and are now living in overwhelmed refugee camps in Turkey, Jordan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Lebanon. Most hope to reach Europe via Turkey and start a new life.
Jihadists of the Islamic State group have blown up three of the famed tower tombs of Syria's ancient desert city of Palmyra, the country's antiquities chief said Friday
Fatima “Tima” Kurdi, the aunt of the dead toddler whose body was found on a Turkish beach, gave on Thursday a harrowing account of her nephew’s last hours and called for an end to the devastating war in Syria.
The US Air Force serviceman who was injured after he and two friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a high-speed train en route to Paris returned home to California on Thursday night to a hero’s welcome.
EUROPE - UK
Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that Britain would fulfill its “moral responsibilities” towards refugees fleeing to Europe, amid mounting anger at London’s refusal to share the burden.
Guatemala’s Congress swore in a new president Thursday as disgraced former leader Otto Perez was ordered detained to prevent him becoming a fugitive from justice in the Central American nation’s long-running corruption saga.