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Georgian foreign minister discusses ties with EU, NATO

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Latest update : 2012-04-18

Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

When last year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a 32-year-old Yemeni mother-of-three named Tawakkol Karman, few were more surprised than the recipient herself. Today, four months after her Nobel Prize, Karman is an internationally sought-after speaker.

When she got the news, Karman said she was unaware she had even been nominated for one of the world's highest honours. Yet years before the Arab Spring swept across her region, Karman had been holding weekly demonstrations calling upon her country's ruler, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to allow greater freedom and human rights.

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2017-02-20 France

France's election: 'The Russians are doing what they can to bring down Macron'

Alarmed by allegations that Russia meddled in the US presidential election, potentially swinging the vote in Donald Trump's favour, France's foreign minister warned Russia this...

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2017-02-18 NATO

NATO chief Stoltenberg: US is 'strongly committed to NATO'

In an interview with FRANCE 24 at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the US commitment to NATO under President...

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2017-02-15 secularism

French secularism: A shield against religious extremism?

French journalist Caroline Fourest has written a new book in which she defends France's secular model against criticism that it is too rigid and stifles religious freedom....

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2017-02-10 Middle East

'Iran ready to stand up to US pressure', says adviser to Supreme Leader

Ali Akbar Velayati was Iran's foreign minister for 16 years, before becoming foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. He granted an exclusive interview to our...

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2017-02-08 Nuclear disarmament

Nuclear non-proliferation: Iran deal shows 'we can move mountains'

Dr Lassina Zerbo is the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, a UN body created to police the world for any sign of nuclear tests. The CTBTO runs a...

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