Islamist Al-Shebab insurgents have pulled out of the southern Somalia port city of Kismayo, its last stronghold, following fighting with African Union forces.
The small Syrian town of Azaz is just 15 kilometres from the nearest Turkish town of Kilis. On 15 August Bashar al-Assad's forces bombarded the town, killing 50 people.
The town of Azaz sits on the Syrian border with Turkey, just 15 kilometres from the nearest Turkish town of Kilis.
Ashort walk is all it takes to cross the border from Syria into southern Turkey.
In the first of a two-part report, RFI visits the refugee camp in Azaz, where Syrians are waiting to flee into Turkey.
The boss of the Corsican football team Sporting Club de Bastia has accused French police of provoking violence after Saturday’s match against Paris St Germain.
This week French magazines are all about the ravages of the amateur video mocking the Prophet Mohammed that has enraged Muslims the world over.
15 people were killed and at least 20 more injured in a suicide bomb attack in a Mogadishu café on Thursday, according to witnesses .
While the fighting continues to rage on the streets of Syria’s second city, Aleppo, the residents of towns in the countryside north of the city continue to suffer regular shelling.
The uprising in Syria has forced an estimated 100,000 refugees across borders to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq during August.