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Latest update : 2012-04-25

Sudanese border conflict intensifies

Sudan and South Sudan appear to be nearing all-out war. Juba says its northern neighbour carried out air strikes in Unity State, killing its soldiers and damaging an oil field. Khartoum denies the accusation. The air raids came days after Southern forces pulled out of the disputed town of Heglig. Speaking during his trip to China, South Sudan's President said Sudan had "declared war" on his country. Now, it seems the international community's looking to China to ease the escalating situation.

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2015-03-31 Oman

Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

In the past months, Iran has been negotiating its way back into the international community, hoping to secure a potential easing of the West's economic embargo. Meanwhile...

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2015-03-30 UK

How integrated is Britain's Muslim community?

In the UK, government ministers have written to British mosques thanking them for their response to the attacks in Paris. But they have also called on Muslim leaders to do more...

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2015-03-27 Portugal

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

It's almost one year since Portugal exited its bailout, but the government is still implementing austerity measures. Taxes continue to rise, and some critics say this has led to...

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2015-03-26 France

French baking taking over the world

France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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2015-03-25 Iraq

Iraq's Duluiyah, a symbol of Sunni resistance to jihadists

Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed Shia militia are hoping to soon retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, where jihadists have been holding out for several weeks. But...

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