For the first time ever Turkey’s president will be directly elected this year with the first round of voting on 10 August.
Brazil hosts the football World Cup 2014 for the first time in more than 60 years. Thirty-two teams will battle over a month for the ultimate prize in world football.
The 2014 French Open sees Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal fighting to keep their places at the top of world tennis. Reports, analysis, comments as the clay-court drama unfolds.
Veteran Franco-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard and Britain's Ken Loach and Mike Leigh are in the running for the Palme d’Or.
France has sent thousands of troops to Mali in an effort to help the government win back control of the north, which was lost to an alliance of Al Qaeda-linked jihadia and Tuareg separatists in ...
In April 2014 Rwanda marked the 20th anniversary of the genocide that saw hundreds of thousands killed in brutal massacres.
Afghans vote for a new president on Saturday 5 April, if they dare brave threats from the Taliban to violently disrupt the poll.
The war in Afghanistan is in its ninth year. Debate rages over Pakistan's role in the conflict, whether there are viable governments in Kabul and Islamabad and whether the Taliban can be ...
The world's eyes will be fixed on Moscow, Russia from 10 to 18 August as the world's top track and field athletes compete in the IAAF World Championships, the major athletics meet since the London ...
The 66th Cannes Film Festival opens this week. The small riviera town turns into a movie universe, with directors, writers, actors and producers all vying for awards, attention and business.