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Turkey elections: Democratic chance or authoritarian restoration?
The Turkish local elections brought a tarnished victory for the ruling AKP.
Last updated: 05 Apr 2014 10:48 GMT
Turkey's elections and gender politics
Despite strong subscription to AKP's conservative agenda, there may be hope for women and LGBT rights in Turkey.
Diba Nigar Goksel
Last updated: 03 Apr 2014 09:15 GMT
Olympic torch reaches Sochi amid gay protests
As Sochi prepares to open the Winter Games, activists call on sponsors to speak out about anti-gay legislation in Russia
Last updated: 06 Feb 2014 05:44 GMT
Thousands rally to honour March on Washington
Attendees commemorate civil rights movement and demand more social justice in the US.
Last updated: 25 Aug 2013 15:10 GMT
Ukraine's gays fear coming out of the closet
Proposed new laws designed to stop media outlets from "promoting and propagating homosexuality" worry rights groups.
Last updated: 31 May 2013 15:58 GMT
France legalises same-sex marriage
President Hollande signs bill into law after Constitutional Council dismisses legal challenge by opposition party.
Last updated: 18 May 2013 05:15 GMT
France set to legalise same-sex marriage
French President Francois Hollande to sign bill into law, after constitutional court dismisses challenges.
Last updated: 18 May 2013 03:58 GMT
Taboos push China's gay men to wed women
Activists fight for LGBT rights as pressure to produce offspring pushes country's gay males to marry unsuspecting women.
Last updated: 01 Apr 2013 11:12 GMT
Unwrapping the new Twinkie
An American icon resurfaces, but at what cost?
Last updated: 25 Mar 2013 11:03 GMT
It's the economy, sister
Feminism is not about getting a bigger piece of the pie, but "it's about seeing that the whole pie is rotten".
Last updated: 18 Mar 2013 10:08 GMT
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French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
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French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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