Sweden became the first major Western country to officially recognise the state of Palestine on Thursday. The country's foreign minister tells FRANCE 24 why her government believes it is time other European countries followed suit.
The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces, General Honoré Traoré, on Thursday announced the dissolution of the National Assembly as well as the creation of an interim government, which would lead the country for 12 months.
Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday before setting it ablaze, witnesses said, forcing the government to cancel a controversial vote on revising the constitution to allow the country's president to stand for re-election.
France said on Thursday that the conditions were not yet met to deliver the first of two controversial Mistral warships to Russia, contradicting reports that Russia had received an invitation to take delivery next month.
Israeli police killed a Palestinian man Thursday suspected of shooting and wounding an Israeli right-wing activist in west Jerusalem the previous night amid rising tensions between Jews and Arabs over a flashpoint holy site in the city.
Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who on Wednesday received the 2014 World's Children's Prize in Sweden, said she would donate the $50,000 award money to help rebuild schools in Gaza.
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