Tunisian Islamist leader urges Salafists to oust liberals
Statements made by the head of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party have worried secular-minded citizens in the north African country. An online video shows Rached Ghannouchi calling on young Salafists to drive liberals from the country’s top jobs. Ghannouchi said the comments were taken out of context, and dated back to a meeting with Salafist youths held in February.
While Afghans back home vote in an election marred by violence, thousands of refugees are looking for asylum abroad. Here in a Paris park, Afghans refugees have joined Iranians and Kurds in setting up a makeshift camp.
The recent spate of deadly bomb attacks across Baghdad is seen in some quarters as an attempt to destabilise the government and undermine confidence in its ability to provide security. The attacks were the worst seen in the capital for months.