Turkish strikes hamper US-led counter-IS operations in Syria
04 December 2022 | 10:36 am
Officials say a Turkish incursion would 'jeopardize' gains against the Islamic State group. Kurdish forces have asked the US and Russia to issue a stronger deterrent against Ankara.
30 May 2022
The German car giant has claimed its presence in Xinjiang has a positive impact despite reports of ongoing human rights abuses. VW is also facing accusations of using slave labor in Brazil under the former dictatorship.
5 Jun 2022
The Mekong is one of the largest rivers in the world, beginning in China and flowing through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Nearly 70 million people in Asia are dependent on its waters for fishing or to irrigate their rice fields. But this watery giant is threatened due to the dredging of its sand, which is wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec and James Mulholland.
6 Jun 2022
A leaked six-minute video shows scenes of a grizzly Damascus massacre by Assad forces. The perpetrators have been identified.
21 Jun 2022
The Cypriot government says the vast majority of migrants enter the island's breakaway north via Turkey and then seek asylum in the EU-backed south. Arrivals doubled to about 10,000 in the first five months of this year.
4 Jul 2022
On February 24, the first day of Russia's war in Ukraine, Moscow's troops took over Chernobyl, the scene of the world's worst ever nuclear accident. Following a 35-day occupation, Ukraine regained control of the defunct plant but workers have had a hard time returning it to regular functioning. Employees were forced to rebuild IT systems from scratch after specialist equipment and software was ransacked by Russian soldiers. Chernobyl remains a highly volatile site, with hundreds of tonnes of radioactive material still sitting under a protective cover.
11 Jul 2022
Both the United States and Russia said they wanted to extend an aid scheme for Syria, but they clashed on how long the extension would last. In the end, no resolution was passed on getting aid to millions of people.
13 Jul 2022
After a US-Russia deadlock, the UN Security Council has agreed to extend a cross-border transfer of aid from Turkey to rebel-held areas of Syria — but only for six months, as demanded by Moscow.
21 Jul 2022
Vladimir Putin works his Middle East connections. For his first international outing since the war in Ukraine, he went to Iran to meet with supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Iran and Russia are seeking closer ties in the face of Western sanctions. Also on the agenda: negotiations over blockaded imports of Ukrainian grain and the situation in Syria.
29 Jul 2022
Ukraine's navy said work had resumed at three ports following a UN-brokered grain export deal. Meanwhile, Ukraine struck a bridge over the Dnieper river on a significant Russian resupply route. DW rounds up the latest.
3 Aug 2022
During a visit to Turkey, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock spoke out on several thorny issues, including the country's Aegean islands dispute with Greece and Ankara's planned offensive in northern Syria.
1 Aug 2022
Biden: 'IS' leader died during US Syria operation
5 Aug 2022
The war in Ukraine is having an impact on a long-running territorial dispute. Turkey is adopting a more aggressive stance towards Greece and has lashed out at pious diplomatic interventions from Germany.
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Angoulême is once again the centre of the world for graphic novelists, as the French city hosts the 50th edition of its international comics festival. Our reporters have been speaking to best-selling author Riad Sattouf, who received the festival's Grand Prix this year.
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Japan's Kazuyoshi Miura continues his playing career in Portugal a month shy of his 56th birthday.
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As relations between Iran and the United States continue to deteriorate, FRANCE 24 spoke to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in Paris. He warned that "any tension between the US and Iran, any tension between the regional countries, will reflect on Iraq negatively".