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".
The systems, worth $180 million, "serve US national, economic and security interests," the Pentagon said. The sale comes after China conducted one of its largest incursions into Taiwan-controlled airspace to date.
9 Sep 2022
In Guinea, cohabitation between chimpanzees and humans is becoming increasingly tense in some regions of the country. As fields and roads encroach on their territory, the animals are getting more aggressive. In the village of Longory, a four-year-old girl was attacked by a chimpanzee. Locals are now wary of the hungry apes. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
27 Aug 2022
US Senator Marsha Blackburn met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, expressing support for the island. She arrived after visiting Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
22 Aug 2022
Seoul and Washington turn away from a policy of detente with Pyongyang with the largest joint exercises in four years as China and Russia engage in their own displays of force.
8 Nov 2021
A year after the conflict started in northern Ethiopia, fears are growing that TPLF forces could reach Addis Ababa. There has been an uptick in arrests of Tigrayan residents in the capital.
22 Apr 2021
The move could end weeks of geopolitical tension caused by a massive buildup of troops and weaponry at the Ukraine border.
28 Jan 2021
After three consecutive nights of violent riots over COVID lockdown restrictions, the situation remains tense in the Netherlands. Police have beefed up their presence to prevent another night of unrest.
25 Nov 2020
President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed to boost the island's defense capabilities after Beijing stepped up military exercises near Taiwan this year. The new fleet of eight submarines is expected to be ready by 2025.
1 Jul 2020
Egypt calls it an "existential threat". As of next month, Ethiopia says it's going to start filling Africa's largest dam. How fast? Too fast, for Cairo and Khartoum, which both depend on the water of the Nile. Can the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) be resolved peacefully or could it spiral out of control? At a time when they're under pressure domestically, could Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed be tempted to rally around the flag as they're tested on the home front?
12 Aug 2019
During Vladimir Putin's two decades in power, polls have often shown Russians blame their government rather than their president for their problems. Amidst a new wave of domestic tension, that could be changing.