Cracks emerge within Sarkozy's UMP party after local election defeat
Squabbles, division and infighting. France's ruling party, the UMP, is showing the strain after its poor performance in the recent local elections. Sarkozy has had to intervene to stop bickering between his ministers and has ordered them to show a united front ahead of his plans for a national debate on secularism and Islam.
The Pakistani army says the insurgency in the Swat valley has been quashed. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people are now returning to their valley. But did the army really win this battle against the Taliban?
The relationship between Coptic Christians and the rest of Egyptian society is taking a turn for the worse. After violence perpetrated by Muslims, some Christians accuse authorities of treating them as second-class citizens.
Around 30 women have alleged they were brutally raped by soldiers during the September 28 massacre in Guinea that the UN says left at least 150 dead. FRANCE 24's Tatiana Mossot heard some of their harrowing testimonies.