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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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2017-02-22 human rights

Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

This year, London-based Amnesty International took the unusual step of unveiling its much-awaited annual report in France. Amnesty Secretary-General Salil Shetty explains why...

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2017-02-20 Turkey

'Turkey is the biggest jail for journalists in the world'

Can Dündar is the former editor in chief of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper. After being charged with espionage and surviving an assassination attempt in May 2016, he fled his...

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2017-02-18 NATO

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

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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2017-02-20 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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2017-02-15 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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