We demand the release of our journalists unjustly jailed in Egypt.
Artist Akon talks about being an African in the US
18 Sep 2011 08:58 GMT
The tiny island of Jeju is located off the south coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is known for its beauty, but also for its violent past [EPA]
Between 1948 and 1954, up to 60,000 men, women and children were killed during the Jeju Uprising and subsequent suppression by the South Korean army [EPA]
In 2005, Jeju was declared an (***)Island of Peace(***) [EPA]
But in 2011, construction began on one of the world(***)s largest naval bases [Reuters]
It has been vehemently opposed by locals, who fear that their island could become a port of call for the US military(***)s marine ballistic missile defence system [Reuters]
The construction of the naval base, which will be capable of housing more than 20 warships, could cost approximately $920.5mn [EPA]
Some fear it could trigger an arms race in the region [EPA]
Since plans for the naval base were announced five years ago, 94% of the residents of Gangjeong village, the site of the naval base, have voted against it [Reuters]
Activists say islanders and the rich natural habitat are at risk due to the construction of the base [EPA]
Seoul has sent additional police to the island in a bid to counter the mounting protests [Reuters]
Wife of Raif Badawi, a blogger sentenced to 10 years in Saudi Arabia and 1,000 lashes, says he is a "peaceful person".
Human Rights, Politics, Saudi Arabia
Salman, defence minister since 2011, takes the throne at age of 79 after demise of his half-brother King Abdullah.
Politics, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
As the world's elite gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, many Paris citizens struggling just to get by.
Main opposition Syriza party's platform of delaying debt repayment aims to sweep vote and undo austerity hardship.
Politics, Germany, Greece
Fault Lines gains rare access into North Korea and examines the impact of US policies on the secretive nation.
Politics, Environment, US & Canada
The damaging health effects of Tunisia's phosphate mines on workers who hoped the Arab Spring would bring change.
Health, Politics, Tunisia
Can a beauty contest restore the dignity and hope of Colombian women put behind bars because of drugs and violence?
Arts & Culture, Latin America, Colombia
The story of Morocco's Jewish community told from the perspective of those who have left, stayed or are now returning.
Politics, War & Conflict, France