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Islamabad/Brussels - Religious intolerance, sectarian violence and radical Islamic parties threaten to undermine the democratic reforms on which Pakistan’s stability depends. (Full Story)
Cairo/Brussels - The brutal crackdown on demonstrators that has once again shaken Tahrir Square and unleashed protests across Egypt is tragic, yet it also offers a rare chance to get the transition process back on track precisely at the time when there was every indication it was set to derail. (Full Story)
by Jerome Socolovsky

The U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran has obtained enough sensitive material and expertise that it could build a nuclear weapon relatively quickly if it wanted to. The new evidence reinforces Western suspicions that Tehran's nuclear ambitions are not peaceful as it has long claimed. (Full Story)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Africa’s leadership in the fight against anti-personnel mines will be front and centre and next week’s Eleventh Meeting of the States Parties (11MSP) of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Several African states have committed to participate at a high level at what amounts to the world’s largest gathering of anti-landmines diplomats and experts. (Full Story)
Egyptian activists called for massive protests Tuesday to demand the country's military rulers cede power to a civilian authority as uncertainty grew over parliamentary elections due to begin next week. (Full Story)
Jakarta/Brussels - Six months after the transition to a new, semi-civilian government, major changes are taking place in Myanmar, but many steps still need to be taken to overcome decades of conflict. (Full Story)
Phnom Penh,  – Representatives from 11 Asian States including Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to address the human costs of anti-personnel mines. (Full Story)
As debate continues over whether the Palestinians should ask for a UN resolution recognising Palestine as an independent state, a new global poll for BBC World Service reveals that, in all 19 countries surveyed, more citizens would prefer to see their government vote to support the resolution than vote against it – although only by a modest margin in many countries. (Full Story)
Brussels - As Libyans prepare for the Qaddafi regime's imminent demise, the country faces a pivotal moment of historic proportions. Steps taken in the next few days and weeks will decisively shape the post-Qaddafi order. (Full Story)
Libyan rebel fighters pushing for an end to leader Moammar Gadhafi's rule say they control most of the capital, Tripoli, after moving past the city's outer defenses and into the central Green Square where thousands of residents celebrated (Full Story)
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