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​Aleppo victory won’t end Syrian war, says al-Assad

President Bashar al-Assad said a victory for his army in the city of Aleppo would be a “huge step” towards ending the devastating five-year civil war.

Poland investigation into secret CIA prisons loses steam

A five-year probe into CIA detention centres on Polish territory has ground to a halt, said to be due to a lack of cooperation from US officials.

The winds of change blow in Algeria

When Moncef Marzouki, a dissident transformed into Tunisia's president, paid a visit to Algeria, Tunisian flags flew from lamp posts in his honour.

Algerian Islamist leader warns govt to keep polls above board

An Islamist opposition party leader says Algeria's government will ignite unrest if it tries to rig elections in May to keep its grip on power.

Islamist moderates ahead as Tunisia counts votes

A secular Tunisia could be a thing of the past as moderate Islamists are believed to be ahead in Tunisia's vote count after this year's uprising.

Huge turnout in Tunisia’s Arab Spring election

Tunisian voters poured into polling stations to vote in their country's first free election, 10 months after the start of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Libyan army convoy makes tracks in the desert

Libyan army vehicles have crossed into Niger in what may be a negotiated bid by Muammar Gaddafi to seek refuge in a friendly African state.

Muammar’s men leave uniforms … and a Scud

Western powers and Libya's neighbours fear that the power vacuum could allow unsecured weapons to end up in the hands of Islamist militants.

NTC pledge democracy as they win Gaddafi billions

Libya's new leadership says it is committed to democracy, while it prioritises areas for spending the billions released from Gaddafi's frozen assets.

Police fire shots to disperse new Tunis protest

Tunisian police fired shots into the air on Thursday to try to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding that ministers leave the new government.

Tunisia prime minister to announce new govt

Tunisia's prime minister promised to announce a new government on Monday, hoping to maintain momentum to ward off fresh protests.

Tunisia forces fight presidential guards at palace

Tunisian special forces fought a heavy gun battle with members of the ousted president's security force on Sunday.

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