Archivi giornalieri: marzo 26, 2009

France to pay nuclear test victims

After decades of denying responsibility, France has announced it will compensate the victims of its more than 200 nuclear weapons tests conducted in Algeria and French Polynesia.

Workers and those who lived near the test sites say the radiation made them sick.

Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports.

Pakistan’s ‘wild west’

The United States says securing Pakistan’s western border is key to restoring stability in Afghanistan.

The predominantly tribal region is home to many anti-government armed groups and is the staging site for attacks inside Afghanistan.

But as Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports from Islamabad, the Pakistani government has little control over the region and defence experts say the situation could get even worse.

Serbia looks to IMF to boost economy

Serbia is seeking a $3bn bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund to help save it from financial ruin.

The global economic downturn represents a serious challenge for the country’s pro-European government.

Nicole Itano reports from Belgrade.

Philippines marks massacre anniversary

Four decades later, an incident known as the Jabidah massacre, continues to haunt the Philippines.

No-one is sure how many trainee soldiers, most of them Muslims, died when a plan to attack the Malaysian state of Sabah leaked out and authorities moved to destroy the evidence.

Now pressure is growing on the government to account for the past, as Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports.