In Malaysia, the word 'Allah' is causing controversy. In the predominantly Muslim country, Christians are being told that using Allah for their god is not acceptable...even though Christian bibles in Malay Language have been using it for years. Many Muslims believe the term is synonymous with Islam and its use in other religions is offensive. Now tensions between the two groups have turned violent.
Opium and heroin trafficking in Afghanistan is a considerable source of revenue for the Taliban, but they are not the only ones who profit from it. In the meantime, the United States have radically changed their strategy in the war on drugs...
While Afghans back home vote in an election marred by violence, thousands of refugees are looking for asylum abroad. Here in a Paris park, Afghans refugees have joined Iranians and Kurds in setting up a makeshift camp.
The recent spate of deadly bomb attacks across Baghdad is seen in some quarters as an attempt to destabilise the government and undermine confidence in its ability to provide security. The attacks were the worst seen in the capital for months.