NEW YORK (AFP) - France wants elections in the Central African Republic to be held "as quickly as possible", preferably by late 2014, its envoy to the United Nations said on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013.
DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh's highest court on Tuesday halted the execution of a top Islamist just 90 minutes before he was set to become the first person executed for war crimes during the country's bloody independence fight.
DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh's ruling party and opposition held their first talks on Tuesday in a bid to defuse the country's election crisis, a special UN envoy said, calling it an "important moment" in the stalemate.
MADRID (AFP) - Colleagues and relatives of two Spanish reporters kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked radicals in Syria said on Tuesday they believed the pair were alive and well and urged their captors to free them.
PARIS (AFP) - France's culture minister on Tuesday cancelled her attendance at the Paris launch of a Google cultural hub at the last minute, in a snub to the US giant over data protection and other issues.