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 […]

European leaders agree to post-Brexit ‘road map’

European leaders agree to post-Brexit ‘road map’

EU leaders, meeting without their British counterpart on Friday, said they had come up with a “road map” of strategies for rebuilding public trust in the European Union after the shock of Britain’s vote to leave. “We have a proposal of a road map for concrete steps for strengthening citizens confidence in the functioning of […]

China Builds Road Around House Because Owner Refused to Move

China Builds Road Around House Because Owner Refused to Move

In the eastern Chinese city of Wenling, a lone five-story row house with ragged edges stand in the middle of a motorway in staunch defiance. The house belongs to Luo Baogen, a duck farmer, and his wife who are the lone holdouts from a neighborhood that was demolished to make way for the main thoroughfare […]

Kuwait’s Golden Jubilee Fireworks Enters Guinness World Records

Kuwait’s Golden Jubilee Fireworks Enters Guinness World Records

November 10, 2012 marked the golden jubilee of Kuwait’s constitution and the country celebrated it with a spectacular $15-million fireworks display which earned the wealthy Gulf state a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis and expatriates filled the seaside Arabian Gulf Road to watch the dazzling display of […]