Turkey has been touted as a model for the Arab Spring's fledgling democracies. Yet Turkish journalists, publishers, academics and human rights activists say they are being arrested and put on trial on charges of terrorism. They say the government has a simple message for Turks: reveal information that compromises our party, and risk being neutralised.
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.