Tunisian police used tear gas to break up a rally in Tunis's symbolic Avenue Bourguiba, on Monday commemorating "Martyr's Day". Protests in central areas of the capital have been banned since last month, but that hasn't stopped demonstrators angry with the ruling moderate Islamist Ennahdha party from turning out in the streets. It comes at a time of increasing pressure on the embattled coalition government from both ends of the political spectrum.
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.