Japanese government funds budgeted for reconstruction and transferred to local governments are stuck in banks across the tsunami-ravaged northeast
National Front candidates across the country criticised the rise of kebab shops, with one coining the phrase that France was undergoing a "kebabisation".
The current agitation in Indian-Held Kashmir is rooted in the struggle of the people for the exercise of the right of self-determination
Iraq, like Syria, was a consequence of World War One and of the infamous, in Arab eyes, agreement between Sir Mark Sykes and Francois-Georges Picot which led to the division of the former Ottoman Turkish domains by the two leading European powers, Britain and France
Many black South Africans said it was another example of wealthy whites securing preferential justice
Arab students were recently threatened to be punished as a result of staging a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people
Militarisation by both sides along the border has risen and public animosity between the two countries is growing, said Igor Sutyagin
Russia has long seen the Baltic as part of its sphere of influence, and still smarts at the former Soviet Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania entering NATO and the EU
The abduction and murder in early July of a Palestinian teenager in Shuafat by Israeli settlers has led to violent confrontations between Palestinian residents of Jerusalem and Israeli troops
Asia-Pacific summit approaching in Beijing, where PM Abe has yet to visit amid tensions over disputed islands, shrine for Japan's war dead
Several of Iraq's senior-most commanders and officials have detailed for the first time how troop shortages and infighting among top officers and Iraqi political leaders played into ISIL's hands and fuelled panic that led to the city's abandonment
The Israeli criminal war, due to an Israeli policy known as the Hannibal Directive, on Gaza Strip in 2014 resulted in killing more than 2,143 people, mostly civilians, and injuring over 11,000
There are an estimated 600,000 stateless people in Europe. Without nationality they are deprived of the rights and benefits most people take for granted and at risk of exploitation and detention
After tremendous crises, Bolivia is firmly in the ascendant but slumping commodity prices could just as soon derail President Morales' economic turnaround.
For the children a new curriculum awaits, with mentions of Ukraine carefully avoided, and a new focus on the history of Russia and the separatist regions.
In early September, Khamenei made a surprise announcement that he was having surgery and asked people to pray for his health.