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Latest update : 2012-03-06

What does the future hold for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

The ultra-conservative allies of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fallen out of favour with, came out victorious in the first round of legislative elections. It's a major setback for Ahmadinejad, who is ending his second term weaker than before. Some in Iran fear that exposing its political divisions will play into the hands of the West at a time when Iran's under increasing pressure over its nuclear programme.

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2016-05-25 Liberia

Liberia prepares to take full control of its security

At the end of June, Liberia will retake full control of its own security. For the past thirteen years, the UN's peacekeeping force, UNMIL, has supported the country's police and...

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2016-05-24 Lebanon

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

In Italy, the community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian NGO, is setting up humanitarian corridors to bring Syrian refugee families from Lebanon to Italy. At the beginning of May,...

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2016-05-23 Tunisia

Tunisia steps up security measures to reassure tourists

In Tunisia, the tourist season is just beginning. Since last year's deadly terror attacks on the Bardo museum in Tunis and a hotel in Sousse, which targeted tourists, the sector...

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2016-05-20 China

Beijing tightens control of foreign NGOs

The Chinese government recently passed a law to bring foreign NGOs under stricter control. The legislation, which will come into force in 2017, gives police wide-ranging powers...

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2016-05-19 Philippines

Philippines: Moro Islamic Liberation Front dreams of 'caliphate' on Mindanao

The southern Philippines island of Mindanao is where the majority of the Muslim community lives in this predominantly Christian country. Various armed groups are fighting for the...

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