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Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

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Latest update : 2012-02-03

Could the Taliban retake Kabul?

A leaked NATO report says the Taliban, backed by Pakistani intelligence services, are on course to retake control of Afghanistan in 2014 after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country. The "state of the Taliban" report was compiled from information taken from 27,000 interrogations of 4,000 captured al Qaeda and Taliban operatives at the US Bagram air base. The document drew immediate criticism from Pakistan.

By Mark Thompson , Audrey RACINE

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2014-10-20 Turkey

Video: Turkey ‘turns blind eye’ to border-crossing jihadists

It’s a scene Turkish activist Sehbal Senyurt has grown accustomed to witnessing.

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2014-10-17 Cameroon

Tackling the taboo of infertility in Cameroon

Infertility affects up to 30% of couples in Cameroon, a figure that's well above the worldwide average. This in a part of the world where the social pressure on women to have...

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2014-10-16 China

Hong Kong: Beijing stifles any risk of protests spreading

In Hong Kong, the so-called "Umbrella Revolution" has entered its third week. Protesters continue to demand universal suffrage by demonstrating against the Chinese Communist...

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2014-10-14 South Korea

South Korea's army: a proud institution under fire

In South Korea the issue of military service is in the news after a series of reports of bullying and even deaths among young recruits. President Park has promised a full...

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2014-10-15 Mozambique

Mozambique elections: Voters want more jobs, greater economic equality

It's a country with high growth, massive construction projects and which sits on enormous reserves of natural gas. Life for Mozambique is looking good. Today the country goes to...

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