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Latest update : 2014-04-29

Violence rocks Iraq ahead of parliamentary polls

Iraq is gearing up for parliamentary elections on Wednesday, but they have been overshadowed by violence and sectarian tension. As early voting got underway on Monday there were suicide attacks at several polling stations. The deadliest one saw some 25 people killed. UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the attacks and urged Iraqi leaders to make sure everyone is able to take part in the political process. Observers say the elections will be split along sectarian lines.

Programme prepared by Narimène Laouadi and Elise Duffau.
 

By Anne-Sophie LE MAUFF , Elena CASAS

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2018-11-16 Focus

'New right', old ideas? A closer look at the far right in Germany

As Angela Merkel visits the eastern German city of Chemnitz, the scene of far-right unrest this summer, we look at how extreme-right ideas are continuing to make inroads across...

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2018-05-17 Focus

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

Last month, 30-year-old Romain was leaving a Normandy nightclub when he was bundled into a car and attacked by a gang, just because he's gay. Sadly his story is far from unique....

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2018-11-14 Focus

Syria's Armenian minority building new life in Yerevan

In the past few years, some 15 to 20,000 Syrians have found refuge in Armenia, the overwhelming majority of them of Armenian origin. Fleeing persecution of ethnic minorities...

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2018-11-13 Focus

Saudi Arabia's increasing influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - a multicultural Muslim-majority country - is an increasingly popular destination among tourists from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Companies are...

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2018-11-12 Focus

South Sudan's latest attempt at fragile peace

In South Sudan, a five-year bloody civil war could be coming to an end. Two months ago, the belligerents signed a new peace deal and in late October, rebel leader Riek Machar...

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