Rwanda remembers genocide 20 years later

In April 2014 Rwanda marked the 20th anniversary of the genocide that saw hundreds of thousands killed in brutal massacres.


Afghanistan presidential election 2014

Afghans vote for a new president on Saturday 5 April, if they dare brave threats from the Taliban to violently disrupt the poll.


AfPak - war, politics and leaks

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 ...


War in Mali

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 ...

2013 IAAF World Championships
19/08/2013 - Sport

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2013

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 ...

10/06/2013 - France

Cannes Film Festival 2013

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.

10/06/2013 - Dossier: French Open

Roland Garros 2013

24/05/2013 - Pakistan

Pakistan general election 2013

If all goes well, Pakistan’s 11 May general election will be historic – for the first time a civilian government has served its full term without being toppled by the military or ...

08/05/2013 - France

Cannes Film Festival 2012

The 65th Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to screen goddess Marilyn Monroe, even though she never attended when she was alive. There'll be plenty of up-to-date glamour, too.


The Cahuzac affair: France's government in crisis

France’s Socialist government has been rocked by the scandal of former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac's secret Swiss bank account, which has led to him being charged with ...