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The trial of RFI's Hausa-language correspondent in Cameroon, Ahmed Abba, has been postponed for a month, by which date he will have spent 17 months in prison, because experts had failed to provide a report on the contents of his computers and mobile phone at today's hearing. France Médias Monde again called for his release and the dismissal of complicity with terrorism charges.
There are almost 4,000 Italian troops in Afghanistan. They are mainly stationed in the western and south-western part of the country and patrol areas such as Bala Murghab, the Zirko Valley and Bala Baluk, in the heart of Taliban land. The Italians are working to put into practice the new counter-insurgency doctrine. But in 2014 they will be pulling out along with other international troops. What happens after that is anyone's guess.
Dossier: AfPak news and analysis
France - Afghanistan - Uzbekistan
Alleged Uzbek jihad fundraisers face trial in France