Bashar al-Assad vows to retake whole country

Bashar Al Assad

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake the entire country but warned it could take a “long time,” in an exclusive interview with AFP that comes as international pressure grows for a ceasefire. Speaking at his office in Damascus on Thursday, Assad said he supported peace talks, but that negotiations do “not mean More...

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US deploys more Patriot missiles to South Korea

US deploys more Patriot missiles to South Korea

The US has sent another Patriot missile battery to South Korea ahead of a upgrades to the region’s missile defense system. The move came as a report confirmed that North Korea’s missiles posed no threat More...

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls

French PM: More major attacks in Europe ‘a certainty’

More major attacks in Europe are a “certainty”, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told an audience at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. “We have entered — we all feel it — More...

Dmitry Medvedev

Russia’s Medvedev says world in ‘new Cold War’

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War”. With tensions high over the Ukraine conflict and Russia’s More...

Jean-Marc Ayrault

Hollande names Ayrault foreign minister in French government reshuffle

Jean-Marc Ayrault President François Hollande on Thursday named Jean-Marc Ayrault (pictured) as France’s new foreign minister, amid a government reshuffle that saw a handful of environmental leaders return to More...

Admiral Ali Shamkhani

Republicans asked Iran to delay prisoner swap until after US election

Members of the US Republican Party asked officials in Tehran to delay a January prisoner swap until after the 2016 presidential election, an Iranian admiral told FRANCE 24 on Thursday. Iran released four US citizens More...

Pope Francis

Pope Francis heads for historic meeting with Russian patriarch

Pope Francis headed to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration. The Argentinian More...

Migrant hotspots a flashpoint on Greek island of Kos

Migrant ‘hotspots’ a flashpoint on Greek island of Kos

As dawn breaks over the Greek island of Kos, 20 soldiers and five bulldozers wait to start construction work on a site that has become a flashpoint for the tourist hub on the frontline of Europe’s migrant More...

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