President Emmanuel Macron and Gen Francois Lecointre review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue, Paris, on Sunday.  Photograph: Eliot Blondet/AFP/Getty Images

French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris’s Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had revi(...)

A campaign  to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum largely deserted. Pictured above are closed stalls in  the Omdurman market on Sunday. Photograph:  Marwan Ali/EPA

A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum largely deserted as the working week began on Su(...)

The scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, one of two  bomb blasts that struck  Somalia’s capital. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday,(...)

Yemenis play the victims of air strikes in a performance during a protest in front of the UN offices in Sana’a, Yemen on Sunday against ongoing Saudi-led military operations in the country. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA.

More than 50 people were killed in Yemen at the weekend in fighting that pits an Arab coalition against Houthi fighters backed by troops loyal to form(...)

ECB pesident Mario Draghi and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: there are concerns  the ECB’s latest round of stimulus may not be enough to revive the euro zone’s economy. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Lending to euro zone households and companies contracted further in November, adding to concerns that the European Central Bank’s latest round of sti(...)