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Latest update : 2012-02-03

Inside an Afghan Army training camp

It's less than two weeks since four French soldiers were gunned down by a rogue Afghan soldier during a jogging session. France immediately denounced it as a Taliban attack, and the French mission was suspended while security was stepped up. Witnesses have also described tensions between the Afghan soldiers and their mentors. So how do the Afghans themselves explain what happened, and how did they carry on without the French? Afghan journalist Sultan Faizy goes inside a training camp in Kabul.

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2017-09-18 Asia-pacific

Rohingyas crowd into makeshift camps in Bangladesh after fleeing Burma

On the border between Burma and Bangladesh, the exodus of Rohingya people continues. In less than a month, more than 400,000 of them have crossed the border into neighbouring...

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2017-09-15 Africa

Violent youth gangs spread terror in Abidjan

In Ivory Coast, violent youth gangs are spreading terror across the economic capital Abidjan. For several weeks now, these groups of delinquents - some as young as ten - have...

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2017-09-14 Middle East

War in Yemen: Are Western weapons being used against civilians?

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of Arab states waging war in Yemen to overthrow the Houthi rebels, a pro-Iran Shiite militia which controls the...

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2017-09-13 Europe

How migrants struggle to cross the Italy-France border

France has pledged to take in 30,000 migrants, currently in Greece or Italy, by the end of 2017. But so far, fewer than 2,000 are believed to have been relocated to France. At...

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2017-09-12 Asia-pacific

India threatens to deport undocumented Rohingyas

More than 300,000 Rohingyas have fled recent violence in Burma to find refuge in Bangladesh. But some 40,000 Rohingyas, most of whom fled their homeland years ago, currently live...

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