The German government has agreed a plan for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. But with fears persisting over the country's security after the withdrawal, some German soldiers may be staying a little longer.
Not long ago, many observers thought the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was only months away. The tide has turned - and his hold on power seems increasingly secure, but why?
The situation in the Central African Republic remains chaotic. An EU mission, including a German contingent, is to support French and African troops already in the country, but it will take some time before they arrive.
Not many people in Pakistan expect much from the peace talks between the government and the Taliban, but after months of futile negotiations, they are getting increasingly frustrated.
Afghans have gone to the polls in the presidential election, with security forces deployed at full capacity. Insurgents have launched attacks in the run-up to the poll for a successor to President Hamid Karzai.
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