Large blast in Greek capital damages offices, stores
27 January 2022 | 10:29 am
A powerful explosion hit in Greek capital Athens damaging an office block and smashing nearby storefronts as one person reportedly injured. One person was injured and several buildings were extensively damaged by an explosion in central Athens that led to a fire early, officials and witnesses said.
18 Oct 2020
In tonight's edition: Ugandan presidential hopeful Bobi Wine says that the millions of signatures that he needs to submit his impending candidacy for next year's vote are missing after security forces raided his offices in central Kampala. Despite the challenges of doing business in the time of coronavirus, one start-up in Nigeria is offering a new way of helping out struggling traders by streamlining their supply chain. And a growing call for calm in the run up to Guinea's presidential election, efforts are being ramped up to try and keep this weekend's poll peaceful.
2 Nov 2020
Police in the French city of Lyon say a Greek Orthodox priest has been critically injured in a shooting. The country remains on high alert after two deadly knife attacks over the past two weeks.
15 Jan 2021
"Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters" is set against a background of Nigeria's oil fields and its colonial past. Made in Lagos to keep costs low, the film is a prominent first in animating African cultural history.
11 Feb 2021
AFP gained exclusive access to the National League for Democracy political party headquarters in Yangon that witnesses said was raided by security forces as a night curfew came into force last night. U Soe Win, the NLD HQ temporary representative shows the damage.
1 Mar 2021
Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was arrested on Monday after Catalan police officers searched the La Liga club's offices, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported on Monday.
17 May 2021
Al Jazeera’s bureau chief in Gaza Wael al-Dahdouh speaks in front of the rubble of Jala Tower, a 13-floor building housing Qatar-based Al Jazeera television and the US news agency the Associated Press in the Gaza Strip, which collapsed following an Israeli air strike on May 15.
19 May 2021
Tut.by is widely regarded as the biggest independent news portal in Belarus. Its journalists have faced jail or harrassment from authorities in the past. Now, their offices have been raided by investigators.
23 May 2021
Several Greek villages have been evacuated as firefighters battle the country's first major blaze of the year on a mountain range overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. Six villages and two monasteries were evacuated after the fire broke out near the village of Schinos, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Athens.
25 May 2021
vPolice in India's capital visited Twitter's offices to serve a notice about a tweet being tagged as "manipulated media." The post in question was by the ruling party's spokesperson Sambit Patra.
1 Jun 2021
The World Health Organization has said it will rename COVID-19 variants to avoid stigmatization of countries where new strains of the virus are first reported.
2 Jun 2021
No fewer than 301 Medicine stores have been sealed in Enugu for operating illegally.
30 Jun 2021
Greece has recovered a Picasso painting personally donated by the Spanish master to the Greek people, almost a decade after it was stolen alongside two other artworks in an audacious heist at the National Gallery. "Head of a Woman", gifted by Pablo Picasso to Greece in 1949, was recovered in Keratea, a rural area some 45 kilometres (28 miles) southeast of Athens, officials told a news conference.
1 hour ago
In 2020, Thai youth sparked the largest wave of anti-government protests since the 2014 military coup. But human rights activists say persecutions and systematic harassment have weakened the pro-democracy movement.
1 hour ago
We take a look at some of the independent features in the sidebar sections of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us about Philippe Faucon’s "Les Harkis", which is screening in the Director's Fortnight selection. Set in 1959, it shines a light on the Algerian men who were enlisted to fight for the French Army in units known as Harkis and explores the repercussions they faced as a newly independent Algeria emerged from a deeply traumatic war of independence.
2 hours ago
Boris Johnson has again threatened to break post-Brexit agreements with the EU as victorious Sinn Fein accuses him of pandering to the DUP, which is blocking the formation of a government after recent elections.
2 hours ago
Lionel Messi’s agents have denied reports he has an agreement to become player-owner of Inter Miami CF. Messi has long been linked with a move to the MLS side once he decides to leave his current side, PSG.
5 hours ago
In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko expressed concern over the fate of the Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the eastern city of Mariupol, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin should "never" be trusted. Ukrainian authorities say the fighters have been taken to areas under the control of Russian forces or pro-Russian rebels and will be exchanged at a later date for Russian prisoners.
5 hours ago
They say life imitates art. But in the case of Volodymyr Zelensky, art seemingly predicted life. He went from an acting role as Ukranian leader to a highly admired, real-life wartime president. How to explain such widespread appeal? What does he have that other leaders seem to lack? Régis Genté and Stéphane Siohan are the authors of one of the first French biographies of Volodymyr Zelensky. They joined us for Perspective.