Man blows self up near Bangladesh airport, Islamic State claims attack
DHAKA A man carrying a bomb blew himself up in front of a police checkpoint near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, in a blast claimed by Islamic State.
PARIS The ramp-up of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories opens the way to their annexation, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.
Israel passed a law on Monday retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, a measure that has drawn international concern.
The ramp-up of settlements "would open the way to the annexation of occupied territories", Hollande said at news conference after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
"I think that Israel and its government could revise this text," Hollande added.
"This law is contrary to international law," Abbas said. "It's an aggression against our people," he added.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Richard Balmforth and Dominic Evans)
BIRMINGHAM, England Before he killed four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat.
GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.