Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood picks presidential candidate
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has nominated its candidate for the country's presidential election in May. The Brotherhood chose the party's financier Khairat al-Shater to run for the presidency, despite earlier pledging not to field a candidate in the election. Meanwhile, both liberals and Islamists are worried the party could wield too much power in the country.
Opium and heroin trafficking in Afghanistan is a considerable source of revenue for the Taliban, but they are not the only ones who profit from it. In the meantime, the United States have radically changed their strategy in the war on drugs...
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.