Two years after the beginning of protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak, Egypt remains a deeply divided country. Demonstrators recently attacked the headquarters of Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood party. Meanwhile, the president compared the country's current challenges to the difficulties faced by the Prophet Mohammed when he founded the city Medina in the seventh century.
The Pakistani army says the insurgency in the Swat valley has been quashed. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people are now returning to their valley. But did the army really win this battle against the Taliban?
The relationship between Coptic Christians and the rest of Egyptian society is taking a turn for the worse. After violence perpetrated by Muslims, some Christians accuse authorities of treating them as second-class citizens.
Around 30 women have alleged they were brutally raped by soldiers during the September 28 massacre in Guinea that the UN says left at least 150 dead. FRANCE 24's Tatiana Mossot heard some of their harrowing testimonies.
The Irish go to the polls in a referendum on Friday to give their verdict on the Lisbon Treaty, after 53.4% of voters rejected it in 2008. Since then, what have been the main issues that may persuade the population to change its mind?