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Saudi Arabia wades in on Bahraini unrest

After a month-long stand-off between the government and the opposition, Bahrain's internal crisis between Sunnis and Shiites now runs the risk of becoming a regional conflict. Saudi Arabia has sent in troops to help the Sunni-run government contain the unrest, but their presence is being seen as interference by Shiites, who are in the majority on the island, as well as the government in nearby Iran.

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2015-05-21 France

Mother of French terror victim seeks to open minds

Latifa Ibn Ziaten is the mother of one of the seven people killed by Mohamed Merah, the "Toulouse gunman", in 2011. After the tragedy, this grieving mother created an NGO named...

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2015-05-20 Martinique

French overseas territories: Army helps young people get on career ladder

The Adapted Military Service Regiment was created 50 years ago in Martinique, well before the end of conscription in France. It currently only exists in France's overseas...

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2015-05-19 demonstrations

Tunisia: Protesters urge government to do more for economy

In Tunisia, the new government is still trying to sort out an economy in crisis. Worst affected are the inland regions, neglected under the former dictatorships, and at the...

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2015-05-18 Japan

Japan's pacifism under threat

Japan has just held its first international arms fair, something that was almost unthinkable before conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012. The...

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2015-05-15 Colombia

Colombia conflict: Residents of flashpoint region caught in crossfire

In Colombia, the government is still at war with the FARC guerrilla group, despite long-running peace talks in Cuba aimed at putting an end to the insurgency. In the flashpoint...

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