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A Rohingya child being identified in Kuala Langsa, Indonesia on May 18, 2015.
20/05/2015 - MYANMAR

Who are the Rohingyas, the "most persecuted minority in the world"?

Malaysia and Indonesia have announced Wednesday they would no longer turn away boat people.

Former French president and current UMP leader Nicolas Sarkozy
15/05/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call

The French mainstream right UMP party is to expel the mayor of a small southern town who has called for Islam to be banned in France.
Zineb El Rhazoui at the funeral of Charb, the Charlie Hebdo boss killed during the January attacks
15/05/2015 - France- Morocco

Charlie Hebdo takes disciplinary action against Moroccan journalist

The French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has started disciplinary proceedings against an outspoken Moroccan-born woman journalist, amid a row over how the paper is run following January's murderous ...
Senegalese President Macky Sall
12/05/2015 - SENEGAL

Senegal sends soldiers to Yemen, triggering debate, protest

Senegal is sending more than 2,000 soldiers to Riyadh to help Saudi Arabia fight rebels in Yemen.
The Paris demonstratrion that followed the Charlie Hebdo killings
08/05/2015 - FRANCE

French Prime Minister Valls in spat with writer over Charlie Hebdo 'impostures'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is locked in ideological battle with an intellectual who has described the nation's reaction to the Charlie Hebdo killings as a pseudo-secular ...
08/05/2015

French press review 8 May 2015

Just three papers to hand this morning as the Catholics at La Croix and the communists at L'Humanité celebrate the anniversary of the end of the World War II in Europe by not coming in to ...
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.
Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
06/05/2015 - FRANCE

French police question far-right mayor over counting Muslim pupils

French police questioned the far-right mayor of a southern French town on Wednesday after he said he had compiled a list of Muslim pupils in local schools.
Texas police officers in Garland, where two armed men were shot dead
04/05/2015 - United States

Texas police kill two gunmen at a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest

Two gunmen were shot dead Sunday and a security guard wounded outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas.
Charlie Hebdo journalists are brushing off controversy surrounding a literary association's decision to award the magazine a top prize for freedom
02/05/2015 - France

Charlie Hebdo journalists defend award of literary prize

Critics of a literary prize awarded to French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo are “confused”, say two journalists who survived an attack on the magazine’s staff in January.

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