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Latest update : 2012-08-13

Kofi Annan resigns from mission to save Syria

Kofi Annan, the man the UN and Arab League hoped would find a solution to the Syrian crisis, has admittted defeat. In his capacity as Special Envoy to Syria, the Ghanaian diplomat and former UN Secretary General had proposed a "six point plan" to bring about a ceasefire between the Damascus regime and Syrian rebels. It had little impact; now Annan says the international community, particularly the UN Security Council, needs to unite to tackle the situation - and the rest of the UN agrees.

By Christophe DANSETTE , Kate WILLIAMS

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2017-01-24 Asia-pacific

Iranian women push boundaries through sport

Whether it's playing chess on the world stage, or clashing sticks in a game of hockey, the women of Iran are playing an increasing role in sport. While they always abide by the...

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2017-01-23 Iraq

Iraq: Embedded with French special forces in Mosul

In the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the army is receiving aerial and tactical support from US forces - but also from French troops. This report from our colleagues at France 2...

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2017-01-20 Donald Trump

Video: Meeting anti-Trump activists

Millions of Americans don't feel represented by their new president. Across the United States, many are afraid of future decisions Donald Trump might make on the issues they care...

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2017-01-19 Solidarity

New initiative provides free services to homeless in Paris

Amid the bitter winter cold, a network of local businesses in Paris are providing free services to homeless people. Easily identified by a logo on their front door, these shops,...

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2017-01-18 Africa

CAR citizens reluctantly leave makeshift camp

When Central African Republic was hit by sectarian violence three years ago, almost 100,000 people found refuge in a makeshift camp beside the airport of the capital Bangui....

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