The difficulty of drafting a ‘day after’ plan for Iraq’s Mosul

The difficulty of drafting a ‘day after’ plan for Iraq’s Mosul

Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, could fall from Islamic State (IS) group control in a matter of weeks or months. But once the war is won, winning the peace is likely to be full of challenges. FRANCE 24’s Leela Jacinto examines some of them. The battle for Mosul is in its early stages, but the international […]

After 30-year ban, gay men in France allowed to donate blood

After 30-year ban, gay men in France allowed to donate blood

Gay men in France were officially permitted to donate blood Monday after having been banned from doing so for 30 years. LGBT rights groups welcome the move, but many remain critical of the strict conditions of celibacy imposed on gay male donors. “It’s the end of a taboo and discrimination,” France’s Health Minister Marisol Touraine […]

What now after Brexit?

What now after Brexit?

Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union. Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain’s relations with the bloc. The EU is in shock and entering uncharted territory. No member state has ever left and Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets out how […]

Ibrahimovic to quit international duty after Euro 2016

Ibrahimovic to quit international duty after Euro 2016

NICE: Sweden’s superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016. “The last game with Sweden in the Euro will be my last game with Sweden. So I hope it won’t be tomorrow,” Ibrahimovic, 34, told a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s final Group E game against Belgium […]

PM ‘stable’ after open-heart surgery in UK

PM ‘stable’ after open-heart surgery in UK

KARACHI : A day after approving budgetary proposals for the next financial year via video link, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent successful open-heart surgery at a London hospital and was moved to an intensive-care unit in a stable condition on Tuesday. “Prime Minister shifted to ICU. Alhamdolillah stable,” said one of the many tweets of […]

French jihadist Omar Diaby resurfaces after faking his own death

French jihadist Omar Diaby resurfaces after faking his own death

A leading French jihadist recruiter has resurfaced, saying he spread rumours of his own death so he could undergo surgery while avoiding detection. He also offered unlikely support for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Omar Diaby is back from the dead. Ten months after masterminding his own death, the man accused of spearheading the […]