PHOTO STORIES

Turkey Coup Attempt: Tanks, Deaths and Celebrations

Turkey's failed coup attempt and its aftermath in pictures. ...

July 17, 2016, Sunday

US Anti-Violence Demos

At least five police officers lost their lives after being shot by gunmen during peaceful protests against police violence targeting Black people. Another six were wounded....

July 8, 2016, Friday

Moscow Parade Marks 71 Years of Soviet Victory in WWII

A military parade marking the 71st anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II took place in Moscow on May 9. About 10,000 military personnel marched in the Red Square. ...

May 9, 2016, Monday

Bulgaria Re-enacts Events of April 1876 Uprising

Bulgaria marked on 2 May 2016 the 140th anniversary of the April Uprising against Ottoman rule. The uprising had been put down but helped pave the way for the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 that led to the restoration of Bulgarian statehood after almost 500 years of Ottoman domination. ...

May 3, 2016, Tuesday

Bulgarian Motorbike Riders Rally to Demand Seasonal Insurance Policies

Motorbike riders from around Bulgaria gathered in front of Parliament building in Sofia on 13 April 2016 to demand payment for third-party liability insurance policies pegged to the number of months the vehicles are on the roads. The motorbike riders say they should be entitled to paying just a portion of the mandatory full-year insurance policies against third-party liability as they only use the vehicles from spring until autumn. ...

April 13, 2016, Wednesday

Security heightened in Europe after Brussels attacks

Belgian police has launched large-scale raids in Brussels in search for suspects involved in March 22 morning attacks, which claimed the lives of at least 31 people and left hundreds injured. The attacks started with twin suicide bombings at the departure hall of Zaventem airport, where at least 11 people were killed and up to a hundred others wounded....

March 23, 2016, Wednesday

Migrants Stuck in Greece Increase after EU-Turkey Deal

Greece estimates that more than 25,000 migrants are presently on its territory, with more than half stuck at the makeshift camp Idomeni, on the border with Macedonia. The EU and Turkey have agreed in principle on a scheme to return migrants from Greece to Turkey and directly resettle legitimate Syrian refugees across the bloc directly from Turkey....

March 9, 2016, Wednesday

France Plans to Evict up to 1,000 Migrants from "The Jungle'' Camp in Calais

French authorities unveiled on 12 February a plan to move some migrants out of the makeshift camp on the outskirts of Calais within a week. Some 4,000 to 7,000 migrants live in squalid conditions in the camp known as "The Jungle"....

February 15, 2016, Monday

Brazil's Carnival Kicks Off, Leaving Trouble Aside

Despite concerns over the Zika virus and sluggish economic growth in the country, Brazil is celebrating its annual Carnival.The spectacular events across the country, which take months to prepare for, are best known for the performances in Rio de Janeiro, the handing of the city keys from the Mayor kickstarts the celebration....

February 6, 2016, Saturday

Winter Takes Hold in Europe

January 3, 2016, Sunday

Christmas Is Coming!

Christmas is round the corner!  ...

December 17, 2015, Thursday

Morocco's Capital Rabat: a City of Fortresses and Souks

Rabat, the capital of Morocco and its second-biggest city, has always looked somewhat dwarfed in the shadows of too famous Casablanca and too stunning Marrakech. The short, nearly one-hour trip from Casablanca, however, gives a different picture. ...

December 5, 2015, Saturday

World Monuments Light up in French Flag Colours in Show of Solidarity after Paris Attacks

Countries around the world have lit up some of their landmark monuments in the red, white and blue colours of the French flag in solidarity with France following Friday’s terror attacks in Paris. At least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the multiple attacks in the French capital claimed by the Islamic State group. ...

November 15, 2015, Sunday

Bulgarian Police Officers Protest over Planned Pay Cuts Despite Govt Concessions

Thousands of police officers across the country demonstrated on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Bulgarian government's plans to cut social benefits for both Interior Ministry and armed forces' staff. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov agreed to certain concessions on Wednesday, but a new wave of protests took place across the country in the afternoon and in the evening, with police, but also firefighters and armed forces officers demanding that the measures be fully reversed....

November 5, 2015, Thursday

Turkey Mourning Victims of Ankara Twin Bombing

The official death toll from the two suicide bombings in Ankara has risen to 97 as of October 12. No group has claimed responsibility for the two suicide bombings in Turkey’s capital city on October 10 that took place just three weeks before parliamentary elections. ...

October 12, 2015, Monday