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Latest update : 2012-06-14

World leaders divided over action on Syrian civil war

The conflict in Syria has now been declared a civil war. With violence increasing and frequent reports of fresh massacres, the international community is feeling that it is time to act. But it's not that simple; Chian and Russia don't want to intervene militarily against Damascus and the rest of the UN Security Council is loath to go ahead without their full support.

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

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2015-07-23 USA

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

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2015-07-22 Niger

Boko Haram violence triggers refugee crisis in Niger

Terrorist attacks and atrocities committed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. While...

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2015-07-21 France

France: Should radical Islamist prisoners be isolated?

As the terror threat rises in France, the government has been struggling with the issue of how to deal with convicted jihadists. Earlier this year, the prime minister decided to...

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