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Selahattin Demirtaş
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkish presidential candidates: Selahattin Demirtas

Selahattin Demirtas could be called the Gezi Park candidate in Turkey’s presidential election.

Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey's presidential candidates: Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu

Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu is not a politician but an academic and diplomat, who has headed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for the past nine years.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses an election rally
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey’s presidential candidates - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan ends more than 10 years as prime minister with an impressive level of support, despite vocal opposition in some quarters. He clearly means to stay in politics and remain ...

Demonstators outside a Paris bookshop attacked by the Jewish Defence League in 2009
01/08/2014 - France

France moves to ban Jewish Defence League, report

The French government is considering banning the Jewish Defence League (LDJ), a radical Jewish group whose members recently clashed with pro-Palestinian activists after Gaza solidarity ...


African press review 1 August 2014

Nigeria goes on Ebola alert but researchers have found a plant that may stop the virus. Ghana's government is accused of failing to finance the anti-Ebola fight. Kenya's authorities try ...


French press review 1 August 2014

The deadly Ebola virus, which has got the advocates of the free movement of people and goods across west Africa scratching their heads, is making headline news in the national dailies this ...