In spring 2013, Syria’s government lost the city of Raqqa to rebel militants. Raqqa was also home to the Khatib family, who offered shelter to international journalists at their house as the conflict escalated. But one day, two of them disappeared, and the Khatibs realised their time was nearly up.
37 days of rolling strikes by workers for French railway operator SNCF is set to cause much misery for passengers across the country till the end of June. But what are their demands? We explain the 'cheminot' status and why it is so important to rail workers.
Saif al-Islam, son of Libya’s ex-dictator Muammar Gaddafi, welcomes Nicolas Sarkozy’s detention – and offers evidence for claims first made to Euronews that Libya funded the former French president’s 2007 election bid.