BBC News – French troops continue operation against Mali Islamists

And here is another story about a country and region I don’t have a good background in, but this conflict is really interesting. I read in another article that the French also sent in a force to Somalia to try and free some of the captives there at around the same time, although that mission was unsuccessful.

BBC News – French troops continue operation against Mali Islamists.

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BBC News – Saudi Arabia’s king appoints women to Shura Council

Without much knowledge about this country, I can’t say much, but this is interesting. And you should read it. Academically please. This isn’t an article about America, or Europe or any part of the West (although it was produced by BBC). Please keep that in mind.

BBC News – Saudi Arabia’s king appoints women to Shura Council.