Aftermath of car bomb explosion in north Syrian town of Azaz
02 September 2018 | 4:00 am
A car bomb has killed at least one person in the north Syrian town of Azaz, an area controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups.
21 Mar 2021
After a decade of unfathomable violence and human tragedy that has made Syria the defining war of the early 21st century, the fighting has tapered off but the suffering hasn't. Ten years after the war began, President Bashar al-Assad is still in power, but millions of Syrians are displaced and hundreds of thousands are dead.
28 Mar 2021
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe. Our reporters went to Brazil, Lebanon, Iraq and Niger.
25 Mar 2021
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say counter-terrorism efforts are "more difficult than face-to-face fighting with IS jihadists, and are considered more dangerous," as they mark their victory in March 2019 with a parade.
31 Mar 2021
Germany is set to pledge additional help to the victims of the Syrian Civil War at a donor conference being held in Brussels. The amount is expected to be comparable to a €1.6-billion sum given last year.
14 Apr 2021
Zero asylum seekers — that is essentially the Danish government's ultimate goal. Now, it is ordering Syrian refugees to return to Damascus, which Copenhagen says is safe.
30 Apr 2021
As a teenager in Syria, Ibrahim al-Hussein dreamt of becoming an Olympic swimmer before he lost a leg in the war. Now a refugee in Greece, he is training for a place at the Tokyo Paralympics.
9 May 2021
The massive blast hit a guest house as people were breaking their fast during Ramadan. High school students are reportedly among the casualties.
27 May 2021
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and first lady Asma al-Assad cast their votes at a polling station in the war-torn town of Douma just outside of Damascus. Voters flocked to polls across Syria for a presidential election in which few doubt Assad will extend his grip on power for a fourth term, in a war-battered country mired in economic crisis.
13 Jun 2021
Diving into the pool at the Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre, Ibrahim Al Hussein is a natural. The swimmer is aiming for Tokyo this summer, a journey that has been far from simple. Originally from Syria, Ibrahim lost his leg and had a metal rod inserted into the other. Ever since, he's been on a mission to turn his life around.
11 Jul 2021
In the ancient Syrian village of Maalula, whose residents still speak the language of Jesus, volunteers rake stones and scrub graffiti in preparation for the return of Christian pilgrims after years of war. Nestled among towering cliffs in the mountains north of Damascus, Maalula is one of the world's oldest Christian settlements.
14 Jul 2021
Syrian weightlifter Maan Asaad and high jumper Majd Eddin Ghazal are preparing to participate in the Tokyo Olympics after a 2 year hiatus from competing internationally because of COVID-19. The lack of international participation has impacted Maan according to his brother and trainer, Qays.
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In a major operation to push back against gangs, about 1,200 Brazilian military police were deployed to a neighborhood as part of a project to "change the lives of the people."
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With prices at the pump surging and a showdown looming with major gas supplier Russia, the French president addressed the European Parliament to mark France's rotating presidency of the bloc. We ask about what Emmanuel Macron said and didn't say about the highest fuel prices in seven years with some of Paris's petrol stations asking two euros a litre at the pump.
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...but he liked to party before the pandemic too! Some misleading videos have been circulating online in the midst of the scandal about parties at 10 Downing Street. We take a closer look. Also, there has been a lot of criticism online of the state of the pitches in Cameroon during the Africa Cup of Nations. Some false images are circulating. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The rollout of 5G service may seem like a great thing to device lovers, but for some international airlines it's a major worry. This week, American phone carriers AT&T and Verizon agreed to a partial delay in activating their 5G networks in the US over safety concerns. For more, we speak to technology policy expert Roslyn Layton.
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Former Pope Benedict XVI failed to act over four child abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich, a German probe into the Catholic Church has alleged. ... But a new report into historical abuse allegations carried out by a German law firm incriminated the former pontiff.
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The robotics startup Exotec has become France's 25th unicorn company, valued at $2 billion after its latest fundraising round. The firm makes robots for e-commerce depots, and counts big names like Carrefour, Uniqlo and Decathlon among its customers. Exotec's CEO Romain Moulin told FRANCE 24 the inspiration for the company actually came from online retail giant Amazon.