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Latest update : 2012-02-24

Afghan-US relations under strain

Thousands of Afghans have taken to the streets of Kabul for a second day, outraged after learning that copies of the Koran were burnt at a US airbase. Bagram detention centre is at the heart of the controversy, long despised by many Afghans and even described as Afghanistan's own Guantanamo. President Karzai has renewed calls for it to be placed under Afghan control. Following on from another recent incident with US troops, diplomatic relations are under increasing strain.

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2015-05-25 Lebanon

Lebanon marks one year without a president

In Lebanon, the president's chair has now sat empty for a full year. Electoral rules state that the head of state must come from the Maronite Christian sect, but this isn't...

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2015-05-22 Ireland

Ireland votes in world's first referendum on same-sex marriage

A world first in Ireland as it asks the population to vote in referendum to allow same-sex marriage. All Ireland's political parties are lined up behind a "Yes" vote while most...

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2015-05-21 France

Mother of French terror victim seeks to open minds

Latifa Ibn Ziaten is the mother of one of the seven people killed by Mohamed Merah, the "Toulouse gunman", in 2011. After the tragedy, this grieving mother created an NGO named...

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2015-05-20 Martinique

French overseas territories: Army helps young people get on career ladder

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Tunisia: Protesters urge government to do more for economy

In Tunisia, the new government is still trying to sort out an economy in crisis. Worst affected are the inland regions, neglected under the former dictatorships, and at the...

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