Israeli soldier found stabbed to death in West Bank: army
11 August 2019 | 1:24 pm
A young Israeli soldier reported missing overnight has been found dead in the West Bank. Security forces said the body had several stab wounds.
A Sudanese security armoured vehicle on Thursday fired tear gas at demonstrators in Khartoum while it was pelted with rocks and bricks, as an anti-military campaign carried into its tenth month.
A US report suggests Afghan special forces should have been prioritized for evacuation. Many who fled the Taliban ended up in Iran. US-trained soldiers could now be used by Iran in regional conflicts.
Aid organizations say tens of millions of people are facing extreme hunger in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. They are dependent on grain imported from Ukraine and also from Russia. Cary Fowler is the U.S. special envoy for global food security and is on the line.
Israeli authorities are pushing to impose new restrictions on foreigners who wish to visit or live in the West Bank. Human rights groups say the measures will have serious consequences for thousands of people who are married to or in relationships with Palestinians. The regulations, which were due to come into effect this week, have now been amended and their implementation delayed until October after being challenged in the courts.
Pavel Filatyev is a former Russian soldier who fought for two months in Ukraine. In an online journal, he denounced the invasion of Ukraine and the pitiful state of the Russian army. Out of fear of reprisals, he fled his country with the help of an NGO.
Security preparations and road diversions were underway in London on Wednesday ahead of a procession that will see Queen Elizabeth's coffin taken from Buckingham Palace to lie in state in parliament.
Twitter shareholders have approved Elon Musk's $44 billion offer to buy the social media platform, months after the billionaire tried to back out of the deal. The case will be heard by a US court in October. Meanwhile, a Senate panel has heard explosive testimony about security practices at Twitter. A whistleblower alleges that a Chinese agent was on Twitter's payroll and that management routinely ignored warnings about data security. Also in the show, US inflation hovers near 40-year highs.
US Secretary of State Blinken directly challenged Russia with allegations of war crimes in Ukraine. Blinken told UN Security Council members they should not let Putin "get away with it."
The chancellor met Saudi Arabia's crown prince and will also head to the UAE and Qatar. Europe's largest economy still needs to secure new oil and gas supplies while not being seen as soft on human rights.
A wave of floods in northern Nigeria is washing away rice fields and is posing concerns for food security. Nkiru Okpareke, CEO of Enviro Gro Farms joins CNBC Africa for this discussion.
A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from FRANCE 24 Observers around the world – all checked by our staff here in Paris.
"Serious damage" caused by "substantial explosions – not done by an amateur". That's the assessment of the EU’s Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni after gas leaks were discovered in the Nord Stream pipelines between Russia and Germany earlier this week.
23 mins ago
After Ornella lost several family members over the space of three years, relatives and neighbours in her east Congo village of Kabare began suspecting the 14-year-old of witchcraft. It is not uncommon in some African countries for frail children like Ornella, who suffers from a genetic form of anaemia, to be considered a bad omen and blamed for the mishaps that hit isolated and impoverished communities.
23 mins ago
The EU has been negotiating an economic partnership agreement with Indonesia for almost 7 years. Talks this week present new opportunity for a breakthrough.
23 mins ago
As the desperate search for survivors continues after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the WHO warns that up to 23 million people could be affected across the region. Our Perspective guest is Louise Bichet, Middle East Manager at Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World), which has been working in the region for many years.
23 mins ago
The run-up to a vote is usually a chance for small businesses like Shimatex Prints to cash in on election paraphernalia ranging from hats and flip-flops to tissue boxes and cooking oil labels. But business in Abuja has been slower than usual ahead of the February 25 vote as candidates have hinged more campaigning on social media.
1 day ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
1 day ago
Controversy surrounding the Adani Group's business practices, and the Indian government's close ties with the industrial giant, have sparked public protest and emboldened the BJP's opponents.