Agence France Presse
Latest stories
Syria Donors Conference Pledges 6.9 Billion Euros

International donors pledged 6.9 billion euros ($7.7 billion) to face the ongoing humanitarian challenges of the nine-year Syrian crisis, the EU announced on Tuesday.

W140 Full Story
Army Scraps Meat from Meals as Prices Skyrocket

The army has scrapped meat from all meals it offers to soldiers on duty as food prices skyrocket because of a deepening economic crisis, state media said Tuesday.

Lebanon is in the throes of its worst economic downturn since the 1975-1990 civil war, with poverty surging to now afflict around half of the population.

W140 Full Story
South Pole Warming Three Times Faster than Rest of Earth

The South Pole has warmed three times faster than the rest of the planet in the last 30 years due to warmer tropical ocean temperatures, new research has showed.

W140 Full Story
Solskjaer Warns Rashford, Martial to Improve or Risk Being Replaced

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to improve, saying he is open to further strengthening his attack despite their impressive goalscoring form this season.

W140 Full Story
As Lebanon Prices Soar, Mothers Barter Clothes for Baby Milk

An evening dress for milk formula, children's clothes for cooking oil -- as they watch prices soar in crisis-hit Lebanon, parents are taking to bartering online to survive.

W140 Full Story
Putin to Hold Syria Talks Wednesday with Turkey, Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the Syrian conflict on Wednesday with the leaders of Turkey and Iran, the Kremlin said.

W140 Full Story
Netanyahu Warns Assad to Keep out Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday he would be "risking the future" of his regime if he allowed Iran to be entrenched militarily in his country.

W140 Full Story
Iran Says Still in First Wave of Virus Outbreak

Iran's coronavirus epidemic is still in its first wave, the health ministry said Tuesday, a day after reporting the highest single-day death toll since the country's outbreak began in February.

W140 Full Story
Belgian King Expresses 'Deepest Regrets' over DR Congo Colonial Past

Belgium's King Philippe expressed his "deepest regrets" on Tuesday for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country.

W140 Full Story
Erdogan Shuts Down University Linked to Rival

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of a university in Istanbul linked to a rival and former prime minister, according to a decree published Tuesday.

W140 Full Story