Iraqi army battles to open road to Mosul

Iraqi army battles to open road to Mosul

  The battle to liberate the villages south of Mosul continues as the Iraqi army and federal police forces co-ordinate to open a road to the Islamic State group’s (IS) stronghold in Iraq. FRANCE 24 followed one of the Iraqi units south of the city. It’s 7am at Qarraya military base in northern Iraq, and […]

Wawrinka beats Djokovic to win US Open

Wawrinka beats Djokovic to win US Open

Stan Wawrinka became the oldest US Open men’s champion in 46 years when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title on Sunday. Wawrinka, the 31-year-old third seed, triumphed 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 after almost four hours of high intensity tennis. He even held his nerve when the […]

Paris to open first refugee camp by mid-October

Paris to open first refugee camp by mid-October

Paris will open its first refugee camp in mid-October, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Tuesday, announcing a centre solely for men with an initial capacity of 400. The camp, which will be housed at an old railway site in Paris’s northern 18th arrondissement (or district), aims to replace the makeshift camps that keep springing up […]