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Latest update : 2010-07-08

Gilad Shalit: a father's fight for his son

Four years of captivity for Gilad Shalit. The israeli soldier was abducted in 2006 in a cross-border raid by Palestinian activists. Across the world, protesters marked this anniversary. With marches in Paris, Rome, and of course several Israeli cities. Shalit's family also embarked on a twelve-day march to Jerusalem. The goal is to raise the pressure on the Israeli government, to negotiate a prisoner exchange for their son's release.

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2017-09-20 Kurdistan

Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

In this special edition, we bring you exclusive reports and analysis ahead of the Kurdish independence referendum, due to take place on September 25. The 6 million-strong Kurdish...

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2017-09-12 Lebanon

The fight to end child marriage in Lebanon

In Lebanon, there's no legal minimum age for marriage. Some laws allow girls younger than 15 to marry. According to UNICEF, 6 percent of girls in the country get married before...

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2017-09-05 Iran

Why some Iranian women are defying hijab rules in the car

The hijab debate is heating up in Iran. Wearing it has been compulsory for women in public since 1979. But today, a growing number of them are refusing to comply with the rule...

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2017-08-29 Lebanon

Lebanon's parliament abolishes controversial rape law

In Lebanon, lawmakers voted earlier this month to abolish a law that had allowed rapists to evade punishment by marrying their accusers. The move comes after other nations in the...

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2017-08-22 Yemen

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A US summer camp brings two sides together

In the US, a summer camp in New Mexico brings together young Palestinians and Israelis, encouraging them to share their experiences of growing up on either side of the conflict....

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