Le Pen has so far refused to attend a police interview over the investigation by police in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, citing her status as an MEP. (AFP/File)
March 01, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The controversial National Front leader was targeted by French prosecutors who opened an investigation in December 2015, looking into the graphic series of tweets, which included a photo of the decapitated body of US reporter James Foley.
The defendant was initially given a 20-year sentence for premeditated murder, but the charges have since been lowered to manslaughter with a 10-year sentence. (File photo)
March 01, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Meanwhile, the Criminal Court attorney general contested the Criminal Court ruling and its decision to amend the premeditated murder charges to manslaughter, asking for a higher punishment.
Egyptian MP Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, nephew of former president Anwar Sadat, was accused of
March 01, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Last month, Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat criticized parliament's leaders over extravagant spending at a time of economic hardship for millions of Egyptians.
Human Rights Watch has accused both sides of the Yemen conflict of using child soldiers. (AFP/File)
March 01, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Amnesty International called on the Houthis to halt such recruitment and release the child soldiers, saying "this is a shameful and outrageous violation of international law".
Iraqi forces are making gains against Daesh in western Mosul. (AFP/File)
March 01, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Government forces had inflicted heavy losses on Daesh ranks during the operation, before they hoisted the national flag over a cluster of buildings in the area.
Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui killed 38 people including 30 British tourists and three Irish citizens in a shooting spree in June 2015 at the Sousse beach resort in Tunisia. (AFP/File)
March 01, 2017 - 10:14 GMT
Lawyer Kylie Hutchison, who is representing 22 of the families, said it was imperative that the travel industry learned from the incident.
UNICEF said thousands of migrants were living in hellholes. (AFP/File)
March 01, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
At least 256,000 migrants were recorded in Libya as of September 2016 – of whom at least 54,000 were women and children.
Kabul was hit by a blast,  for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. (AFP/File)
March 01, 2017 - 09:42 GMT
At least four people were wounded.
People hold placards with hashtag #FREEDENIZ to protest the detantion of German journalist Deniz Yucel in front of Turkish embassy in Berlin on February 28, 2017. (AFP/John MacDougall)
March 01, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Deniz Yucel, the German-Turkish journalist, was remanded in custody in Turkey earlier this week.
A displaced Iraqi family arrives at a safe zone on June 17, 2016 in Amiriyiah al-Fallujah, after Iraqi government forces evacuated civilians from Fallujah due to their ongoing military operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. [AFP/Moadh Al-Dulaimi]
March 01, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
The Middle Eastern country, home to many civilians who helped the US army during the Iraq invasion, will not be included in President Donald Trump's new travel ban, officials said on Wednesday.
With elections coming up in the Netherlands, France and Germany, European politicians have been focused on trying to stem the flow, rather than expanding the institutional response to migration. (AFP/File)
March 01, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The number of children arriving on their own in Europe doubled in 2016, and is set to increase this year. But the response by governments has not matched the need, pushing some into criminality and prostitution.
Tunisian security forces patrol a beach in Sousse. (AFP/File)
March 01, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
A Tunisian judge earlier said the tourism police failed to reach the scene on time due to "simple cowardice".
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has labelled the charges
February 28, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The comments have sparked a bitter row with charities who say the alternative is to rescue operations is to leave people to their deaths.
According to UN officials, about 10,000 civilians have died in the war thus far. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
19 million of Yemen's 26-million population now needed humanitarian aid, and "seven million Yemenis don't know where their next meal is coming from".
German police have conducted raids on apartments, two company premises and six jail cells in two Berlin prisons. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The police raids took place in 24 separate properties and started at 6 am.
Afghan soldiers on patrol in Helmand province. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The attack was committed by a Taliban member who had infiltrated the ranks of the police officers.