Why Algeria is a key player in the fight against Islamist extremists in North Africa. Also, Spain offers citizenship to descendants of Jews kicked out of the country during the Inquisition, but there is a hitch. Plus, the retro-jazz sound of Dutch singer Caro Emerald.
In Tunisia, major protests followed the assassination of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, gunned down in front of his home Wednesday in Tunis.
The January hostage siege at Algeria’s In Amenas gas field has only deepened Algerians fear of militant Islamist, says Time magazine’s Vivienne Walt.
Spain’s offer to welcome back the descendants of Sephardic Jews who were kicked out in 1492 comes with some fine print. The descendants are welcome only if they are still practicing Jews, and many see that as unfair.
A new 600-page guide called “Where Chefs Eat” highlights restaurants where some of the world’s best chefs like to dine. One of those places was Boston’s Sapporo Ramen.
The CIA drone program operates in countries where the US is not officially at war, like Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. But there’s little discussion over how drones affect the people they don’t kill.
Five Muslim Uighurs from China who spent years in Guantanamo are now living in Albania. One of them is now a pizza maker in Tirana.
Twenty-year-old Jacky Kemigisa lives in Kampala, Uganda. A new BBC series looks at a typical “girls night out” in Kampala through her perspective. The series also includes how Jacky faces unwanted attention from men.
The Swiss love their trains. But that love affair may be souring, thanks to a new ticketing system that imposes fines on the apparently innocent. Victims include the BBC’s Imogen Foulkes who shares her story with anchor Marco Werman.
Retro-style jazz sounds from Dutch singer Caro Emerald. Her music recalls the days of big band and jazz divas of the 1940s and 50s.