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Latest update : 2012-06-28

Turkey warns Syria over cross-border fire

It's hard to believe that barely 3 years ago, Syrian President Bassar al-Assad and Turkish PM Recept Tayyip Erdogan were so close, they went on holiday together. On Wednesday, Erdogan made it clear that Turkey would not tolerate any more incidents, such as the one on Friday where Syrian soldiers shot down a Turkish fighter jet. Relations between the two countries are at an all-time low; although Turkey says it won't go to war, Ankara has certainly beefed up its military presence on the border.

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Since the conflict in Ukraine began, Kiev and the West have accused Russians of participating on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops to Ukraine and...

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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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