Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a global news agency delivering fast, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. It is the oldest news agency in the world, founded 1835 in Paris, and currently has bureaus in 150 countries.

Sep 2019
MIDDLE EAST 05:02pm, Sep 15, 2019
Iran refutes U.S. accusations over Saudi attacks

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran on Sunday, September 15, dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting the United States was seeking a pretext to retaliate against ...


SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA 04:23pm, Sep 15, 2019
Afghan Taliban rescind ban on Red Cross

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan Taliban rescinded a months-long ban on the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) working in areas under their control on Sunday, September 15, and restored ...


ASIA PACIFIC 02:55pm, Sep 15, 2019
Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

HONG KONG – Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain's consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, September 15, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up pressure ...


AFRICA 02:14pm, Sep 15, 2019
Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

TUNIS, Tunisia – Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some 7 million voters head to the polls on Sunday, ...


FOOTBALL 01:23pm, Sep 15, 2019
Neymar scores stunning winner in hostile PSG return

PARIS, France – Neymar shrugged off a hostile reception as he marked his return to action for Paris Saint-Germain with a stunning injury-time winner on Saturday, September 14, and then insisted it ...


NBA 11:57am, Sep 15, 2019
NBA champion Raptors launch branded sports hijab

OTTAWA, Canada – The NBA champion Toronto Raptors have released a sports hijab featuring the team's logo, inspired by a group of Muslim women athletes in the Canadian city. Members of the Hijabi ...


EUROPE 11:49am, Sep 15, 2019
Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

LONDON, United Kingdom – Former British prime minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the United Kingdom's current leader Boris Johnson in extracts of his memoirs published Sunday, ...


AFRICA 10:07am, Sep 15, 2019
West African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – West African leaders on Saturday, September 14, announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina ...


U.S. & CANADA 09:51am, Sep 15, 2019
Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

MIAMI, United States – Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, September 14, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than ...


MIDDLE EAST 09:37am, Sep 15, 2019
Saudi halts production at attacked oil plants – minister

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia has temporarily halted production at two Aramco oil facilities that were attacked by Yemeni rebels, interrupting about half of the company's total output, the ...