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Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, 3 novembre 2014
06/05/2015 - Lebanon - Syria

Hezbollah Qalamun offensive could plunge Lebanon into spiral of violence, analyst

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has vowed to oust Syrian opposition fighters from a mountainous region on the border with his country.
Minusma troops have also been targeted by Tuareg rebels in Timbuktu
04/05/2015 - Mali

Ceasefire violations in Mali threaten peace deal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is calling on warring parties in northern Mali to sign a long-awaited peace deal.
Pope Francis celebrates mass for the victims of the Armenian genocide on 12 April 2015
12/04/2015 - Turkey - Armenia - Vatican

Armenians welcome Pope's genocide statement, Turkey protests

Turkey summoned the Vatican ambassador to Ankara on Sunday after Pope Francis used the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.
A Saudi border guard near the Yemen border
10/04/2015 - Pakistan

Pakistan parliament's no to military involvement in Yemen no surprise, analyst

Pakistan's parliament on Friday voted to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels.
Greek foreign minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) and prime minister Alesis Tsipras
09/04/2015 - Greece

International audit group will check Greek debts, chairman tells RFI

Greece on Thursday made a 495 million euro loan payment to the IMF after days of uncertainty.
Rwanda President Kagame and his wife in Kigame on March 7 2015.
08/04/2015 - INTERVIEW: France - RWANDA

French Rwanda genocide documents not complete, activists warn

Activists have welcomed the French government's decision to declassify archive documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide but said it does no go far enough.
08/04/2015 - Sudan

'Leaked' documents claimed to show African Union pro-Khartoum bias in Sudan negotiations

A fiery debate was ignited this week over the authenticity of leaked intelligence documents from the Sudanese government.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov meet in Moscow on 7 April, 2015
07/04/2015 - Russia - China

Russia-China strategic alliance overshadows traditional mistrust, analyst tells RFI

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to prepare a meeting between the presidents of the two countries in the beginning of May.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program  in Washington on April 2, 2015
04/04/2015 - INTERVIEW: UNITED STATES

US Congress could block Iran nuclear deal, analyst

The deal agreed this week on Iran's nuclear capacity has been welcomed by US Barack Obama but it may be blocked by the US Congress.
Eritrean migrants abducted and tortured in Egypt while trying to flee their country
02/04/2015 - Eritrea

Rights groups fear EU policy shift on Eritrea

Academics and rights activists fear a rapprochement between the European Union and Eritrea, warning that EU policy-makers are making light of the Horn of Africa country’s dismal rights record ...
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