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Latest update : 2013-06-14

Kuwaiti Twitter users face jail time for anti-Emir messages

Earlier this week a Kuwaiti woman was sentenced to eleven years in prison after criticising the country's Emir in a tweet. Observers say the government is cracking down on internet activists as the country's opposition prepares for a ruling by the country's constitutional court which could mean the forcing of new elections. France 24's Nathalie Gillet and Mark Thompson report.

By Mark Thompson , Nathalie GILLET

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2017-05-29 Africa

Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

For the past four years, South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been torn apart by civil war. Two tribes are fighting each other, and their soldiers burn and steal any...

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2017-05-26 Africa

The battle against illegal fishing in West Africa

The oceans off West Africa are teeming with life. Fish is a staple of many diets in the region and accounts for the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands in countries like Senegal...

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2017-05-25 Middle East

Life after IS group: Young Iraqis learn to live together in Kirkuk

How do you rebuild a country deeply divided by years of war? That's the question the people of Iraq need to answer. Divisions have been exacerbated by the violence of the Islamic...

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2017-05-24 Europe

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

The Doñana National Park in southern Spain is a UNESCO world heritage site. The park is the largest nature reserve for migratory birds in Europe. But this fragile ecosystem is...

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2017-05-23 Asia-pacific

A lifeline for women facing domestic violence in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government of Punjab province has announced it will open 36 centres to protect women who are victims of violence. It's a first in a country considered to be one...

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