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François Hollande's private life faces global scrutiny

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One year on, what has Maidan changed in Ukraine?

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Israel: Business is booming in gun shops

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'Inconsistency was the only constant with evidence in Michael Brown's case'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2010-07-19

Bashar al-Assad, 10 years in power

In Syria, Bashar al Assad celebrates ten years in power. One decade on, Syria has slowly come out of its international isolation. But it treads a fine line between its ties to Iran, and a fragile thaw with Western powers. In Iran, authorities suspend the execution Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. The woman convicted for adultery and sentenced to death by stoning. And in Egypt, smoking is very common among its population, and the government is now trying to introduce a smoking ban in Alexandria.

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