Much as been made of the human cost of the Egyptian revolution, but what of the economic cost? Speaking on Tuesday night, Egypt's interim leader Field Marshall Tantawi warned that the recent upsurge in violence is harming the country's economy, and urged protesters to return to work.
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.