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Inside the battle for Assad's heartland
Anti-government fighters battle Alawites in Syria's northwestern Latakia province in an increasingly sectarian war.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2013 10:56 GMT
Mali's ill-timed and inflammatory election
Holding elections in Mali as planned may undermine the legitimacy of the victor and raise tensions in the fragile state.
Last updated: 25 Jul 2013 14:53 GMT
Making sense of Mali's armed groups
Al-Qaeda gets the most attention, but local groups and ethnic fighters are part of a complicated mix of instability.
May Ying Welsh
Last updated: 17 Jan 2013 10:19 GMT
A new crisis in the Sahel
Algerian forces cross into Mali as the possibility of another Tuareg rebellion looms over the region.
Last updated: 03 Jan 2012 11:46 GMT
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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Climate change: Europe's unfinished business
Jose Maria Figueres
Afghanistan's opium problem will keep growing
Cuba's war on Ebola
Stop blaming the Nepali guides
Investing in Africa on its own terms
In the battle of papal politics, Pope Francis will triumph
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