The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she will conduct a preliminary investigation into the situation in Gabon, as requested by the government.
A $24-billion deal to build Britain's first new nuclear power station in decades was signed behind closed doors in London on Thursday in a low-key ceremony that underlined Prime Minister Theresa May's cautious approach to the Franco-Chinese project.
A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, killing one person and injuring 100 more, some critically, according to authorities.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will attend the funeral of Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, Palestinian officials told AFP on Thursday, in what will be a rare visit to Jerusalem.
Speaking at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, the head of the Syrian Civil Defence – whose volunteers are known as the "White Helmets" – warned that the latest Russian-backed assault on the city of Aleppo was pushing his team to the limit.
On a secret visit to Morocco, former Israeli president Shimon Peres asked if it was possible to go and see a dance show. An impossible request, a former Israeli negotiator said, so the show was brought to him.
President Barack Obama defended his refusal to use military force to end Syria's brutal civil war Wednesday, as diplomatic efforts faltered and a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions unfolded in Aleppo.
INDIA - PAKISTAN
India said on Thursday it had conducted “surgical strikes” on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan.
Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.
While the civil war in Syria shows no sign of let up, a diplomatic solution has also failed to show promise.The U.N. accused Syria and its ally Russia of committing war crimes as President Bashar al Assad stepped up the offensive in Aleppo.On Wednesday a bread distribution centre and two hospitals were targeted, killing seven people.Moscow says its ready to resume talks, despite the failiure of the Syrian ceasefire last week, 3. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, Russian military General Staff member: "In accordance with instruction of the President of the Russian Federation, we are ready to continue working with our American partners on Syria. We are planning to send Russian experts to Geneva soon to resume consultations with the American side to look for ways to normalise the situation in Aleppo and Syria on the whole." The US accuses Russia of using incendiary and bunker bombs on Aleppo and has warned Moscow that it will end diplomatic talks unless it stops attacking the city.Meanwhile France says ITS working on a U.N. RESOLUTION of its own - in hopes of achieving a truce.SOT Jean-Marc Ayrault, French foreign minster"We are proposing the discussion of a resolution for obtaining a real cease-fire in Aleppo. And this resolution will hold everyone responsible. Those who don't vote for it will risk carrying the burden of complicity in war crimes. Ladies and gentlemen that is the reality."Paris also wants to ground Syrian warplanes to deliver humanitarian aid.More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed Wednesday to cut oil production, ministers said, in a surprise move aimed at boosting persistently weak crude prices.
FRANCE - POLITICS
The former head of France’s DGSI domestic intelligence agency was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions of influence peddling. Squarcini was a close ally of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused Sudanese government forces of killing scores of civilians, including many children, in suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of war-torn Darfur.
Edinson Cavani scored twice in the second half to give Paris St Germain a 3-1 Champions League Group A win over resilient Ludogorets on Wednesday at the ground where they made their European football debut 34 years ago.
Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow the families of victims killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly supporting the hijackers.