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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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2015-01-28 Islamic State (IS) group

Who is Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman IS group wants released?

After killing a Japanese hostage, the Islamic State group is proposing a prisoner exchange for the release of a second Japanese man, Kenji Goto: his life for the release of a...

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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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