French jihadist charged and held on return from Syria

French jihadist charged and held on return from Syria

A high-profile French jihadist was charged with terrorist offences and remanded in custody on Saturday, a day after being transferred to France from Turkey, where he had turned himself in to authorities. Kevin G., a 24-year-old who converted to Islam 10 years ago, was one of the UN’s most wanted jihadists and had been placed […]

Two hospitals bombed in rebel-held Aleppo

Two hospitals bombed in rebel-held Aleppo

An air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo on Wednesday, in what rights groups said was a deliberate strategy of targeting civilian infrastructure. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and his ally Moscow have carried out a barrage of air strikes on opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo since Syria’s regime […]

Syria ceasefire holds but aid convoy held up near border

Syria ceasefire holds but aid convoy held up near border

Two convoys of aid for the Syrian city of Aleppo were waiting in no-man’s land on Wednesday after crossing the Turkish border, held up by security fears and disagreements between combatants on the third day of a ceasefire. The convoys, each of around 20 trucks carrying mostly food and flour, set off from the Turkish […]

France held to goalless draw by Belarus in World Cup qualifier

France held to goalless draw by Belarus in World Cup qualifier

France got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a poor start as they were held to a goalless draw in Belarus in Group A on Tuesday. France, runners-up at this year’s European Championship, dominated the match but could find no way through with Olivier Giroud wasting their best opportunities. Giroud pulled an effort wide […]

What we know about the five suspects held in connection with Nice attack

What we know about the five suspects held in connection with Nice attack

Following revelations by Paris Prosecutor François Molins on Thursday that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had support in planning last week’s attack in Nice, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the five suspects being held in connection with the case. The five suspects are believed to have provided Bouhlel with either material or logistical support in planning […]

Rebel-held Aleppo faces food shortages after regime advance

Rebel-held Aleppo faces food shortages after regime advance

Residents of rebel-held areas of Syria’s Aleppo on Saturday faced food and fuel shortages after a Syrian government advance cut the opposition’s last supply route into the city. The army, for its part, said it was extending a 72-hour nationwide truce that began on Wednesday but has produced little respite in fighting. About 200,000 people […]