Jerusalem's 'new Wailing Wall' causes tensions in the Old City
Israel has widened worshippers' access to a revered Jewish site in the heart of the Jerusalem Old City's Muslim Quarter. The move threatens to inflame tensions at one of the world's most contested religious sites. The small courtyard lies less than 100m from the Wailing Wall, one of Judaism's most sacred places; but its proximity to the Al Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, makes the site sensitive to both religions.
The Irish go to the polls in a referendum on Friday to give their verdict on the Lisbon Treaty, after 53.4% of voters rejected it in 2008. Since then, what have been the main issues that may persuade the population to change its mind?
157 people were killed when troops opened fire on protesters demonstrating against the possibility of Captain Dadis Moussa Camara's standing in elections next year, the worst violence Guinea has seen since Camara seized power.
As Beijing celebrates the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China with a massive military parade through the city centre, we discuss the country's spectacular progress to the rank of global superpower.
Right across Europe, socialists and social democrats have suffered a series of electoral setbacks, culminating in the German SPD's recent debacle. We ask why the left has failed so spectacularly to take advantage of the economic crisis.