A Baloch woman leads a student movement that defines itself as “secular and pro-independence”. The government of Pakistan labels it as "terrorist”.
Journalists face major difficulties in reporting from Pakistan's troubled southwestern province.
The target of stray bullets and shells coming from Syria, the small Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar has also turned into a hub for Islamist militants - allegedly backed by Ankara.
Commander Allah Nazar: "Pakistan is an irresponsible state that is putting the civilized world in danger."
After a wave of protests in late July, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad loosened his grip on Syria’s Kurdish region. Local Kurdish leaders now claim control over half their territory, including the border posts with Iraq’s Kurdish Autonomous Region.
After a series of protests led by various Kurdish movements last July, several Kurdish villages in the northeast of the country are enjoying an unexpected calm. The Syrian government still keeps troops in the area but they are reportedly folded inside their buildings and barracks.