French warplanes bombed Islamic State group oil installations close to its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa on Friday, as France's defence minister visited the Jordanian air base where the jets took off.
A Taliban suicide car bomber hit a French restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday, in a New Year's day attack that marks the latest in a series of brazen insurgent assaults.
A French reporter forced to leave Beijing after she criticised government policy in violence-racked Xinjiang arrived home Friday after warning of dark days ahead for journalists working in China.
Pope Francis's Jubilee Year of Mercy has got off to a sluggish start, to the disappointment of Rome's hoteliers, restaurateurs and souvenir sellers.
After record high temperatures in Sweden in December, the new year will usher in very cold weather and a little snow, according to meteorologists.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected Musa Hassan Bility's appeal against Fifa's rejection of his candidacy to run in the vote to elect a new head of world football's governing body.
Germany was on high alert on Friday as police hunted for up to seven people suspected of plotting a New Year’s Eve suicide attack in Munich in the name of the Isis terrorist group.
The controversy over the upcoming re-publication of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in Germany is having particular resonance in Israel, where memories of the Holocaust run deep and the book remains taboo.
Parisians bid goodbye to a year of unprecedented terror attacks when clocks chimed midnight Friday, as thousands of defiant revellers thronged the Champs-Elysees for New Year's Eve celebrations.
UPDATED: Police in Munich closed two stations and told New Year's revellers to avoid large crowds on Thursday night over fears a terror attack would take place.
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