Failed UN resolution on Gaza ceasefire increases pressure
While the UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas, experts say the the attempt still "puts more pressure" on the US and Israel to concede.
Hunter Biden indicted on tax evasion charges
U.S. President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden was indicted on nine tax charges in California as a special counsel investigation into his business dealings intensifies against the backdrop of the 2024 election. If convicted, Hunter Biden co...
Hamas health ministry says over 17,000 dead in Gaza
The Hamas-run health ministry reported 40 dead in strikes near Gaza City on Friday, and dozens more in Jabalia and the main southern city of Khan Yunis. So far, the fighting in the Palestinian enclave has left 17,487 people dead, accordi...
French PM Borne visits Mayotte amid growing water crisis
Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne on Friday visited the French overseas island of Mayotte, the poorest place in the European Union, amid a growing water crisis. Due to a drawn-out drought compounded by years of underinvestment and water mis...
UN emergency meeting over Venezuelan claim to Guyana region
The United Nations Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting Friday at the request of Guyana following Venezuela’s weekend referendum claiming the vast oil- and mineral-rich Essequibo region that makes up a large part of its neighbor.
Texas judge grants abortion in challenge to state ban
A Texas judge gave a pregnant woman, 31-year-old Kate Cox whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis permission to get an abortion in an unprecedented challenge over bans that more than a dozen states have enacted since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Macron visits Notre Dame to mark rebuilding progress
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Notre Dame Cathedral on Friday, one year before its scheduled reopening in 2024. After a blaze burned through the roof and spire on April 15, 2019, Macron’s visits have become a tradition, with Fr...
Families of Ukrainian troops call for break from war
Gathering regularly in Kyiv over the past few months, Ukrainian women are increasingly calling for a break for their husbands, sons, brothers and fathers fighting on the front line. Citing the men’s deteriorating physical and mental cond...
Yemenis flock to Red Sea to tour Houthi hijacked ship
Yemenis have been flocking to the Port of Salif located on the Red Sea to visit an Israeli cargo ship seized by Houthi rebels in November. Houthi commandos took control of Bahamas-flagged Galaxy Leader, claiming that the car carrier was ...
Israel's most wanted: Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar
Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, has been listed by Tel Aviv as one of its most wanted. Believed to be the mastermind behind the October 7 attacks, Sinwar was born in 1962 in Khan Younis in Southern Gaza. After joining Hamas in the 8...
EU leaders discuss trade, Ukraine war with China president Xi
European leaders met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday for talks dominated by divisions between the bloc and its largest economic partner over everything from trade to the war in Ukraine. As the talks take place in Beij...
Israelis call for return of hostages as Gaza war rages on
As Israel pursues its offensive against Hamas, Israeli families of the 136 hostages - 119 men, 17 women and children - held in Gaza continue to call for their release. During the weeklong ceasefire, Hamas freed more than a hundred hostag...
French climate activists travel to COP28 without plane
French climate activists have travelled to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in the United Arab Emirates without taking an airplane. Stopping in Dubai for COP28 while hitchhiking from Europe to Asia, Victoria Guillomon and Johan Re...
Israel greenlights new settlement in east Jerusalem
Israeli authorities have approved the construction of more than 1,700 new homes, a non-governmental organisation said, a move constituting the expansion of settlements in occupied east Jerusalem. The news came amid soaring violence in th...
Belgium celebrates Saint Nicholas Day with black female character
To celebrate Saint Nicholas Day, Belgium has added a new black female character - Queen Nikkolah - to the holiday's roster. While the move has stirred up controversy with far-right politicians accusing the character of threatening tradit...
Ukraine says two dead in south after Russian attacks
Ukraine said at least two people were killed and four injured by Russian shelling in the Kherson region, while air defences downed 10 Russian drones overnight. Kherson was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November 2022 but has since fac...
Report reveals detained protesters in Iran raped, assaulted
Members of the Iranian security forces raped and used other forms of sexual violence against women and men detained in the crackdown on nationwide protests that erupted from September 2022, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
Lake Titicaca on drought alert since end of July
Lake Titicaca, located between Peru and Bolivia, has been on drought alert since the end of July. The cause is high temperatures and lack of rain, with major consequences for the local population.
Middle East conflict making its way into Austrian schools
In Austria, the conflict in the Middle East is making its way into schools and putting teachers in a difficult position. Confronted with children's questions and even violent or anti-Semitic comments, some teachers feel powerless. The Mi...
Ex-PM Boris Johnson set for grilling at UK Covid inquiry
Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face tough questioning at a public inquiry over his government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, after a barrage of criticism from his former aides. Nearly 130,000 people died with Covid in ...
Zelensky cancels U.S Senate briefing amid funding row
Several Republican senators walked out of a classified briefing on Ukraine as it descended into a row over the border crisis, after President Volodymyr Zelensky unexpectedly canceled a video link appearance to appeal for continued US fun...
Venezuela, Guyana tensions rise over disputed oil-rich region
Tensions rose between Venezuela and Guyana as Caracas proposed a bill to create a Venezuelan province in a disputed oil-rich region and ordered the state oil company to issue licenses for extracting crude there.
Peru's Constitutional Court orders release of ex-president
Peru's Constitutional Court ordered the release of former president Alberto Fujimori, 85, who has been serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity committed on his watch.
Nigeria: Investigation ordered after drone attack kills 85 civilians
Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday ordered a thorough investigation into a weekend military drone attack that killed at least 85 people, including women and children in northern Kaduna, the latest military assault to hit civilians.
Israeli troops battle Hamas militants in southern Gaza
Israeli forces battled Hamas militants in southern Gaza on Tuesday, prompting a UN warning of an "even more hellish scenario" as fighting pushes civilians into a steadily shrinking area of the besieged territory.
UK interior minister in Rwanda to resurrect asylum plan
British interior minister James Cleverly arrived in Rwanda on Tuesday to sign a new treaty in an attempt to overcome a court decision to block the government's controversial policy of sending asylum seekers to the East African country.
Researchers teach migratory birds a safer route
With some 600 million birds having disappeared from Europe in the last 40 years, France 24 went to meet an Austrian team who this year went up in two ultralight aircraft to teach Northern Bald Ibises a new, safer migration route.
Indonesian rescuers race to find missing after volcano eruption
Hundreds of Indonesian rescuers were racing to find ten hikers who went missing after a volcano eruption that killed thirteen people. Eleven dead hikers were found Monday near the crater of Mount Marapi on the island of Sumatra, with res...
White House warns Putin could win if Ukraine aid dries up
The White House issued a dire warning that U.S. aid for Ukraine will run out by the end of the year, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin could win the war if Congress fails to agree fresh funding.