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Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts (part 1)

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Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts (part 2)

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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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2016-08-23 Turkey

Gaziantep Massacre: Turkey's kurds targeted in deadly attack

This week, Turkey comes to terms with yet another deadly bomb blast. Scores were killed or wounded as wedding guests in Gazientep. Also, the decision to nominate the White Helmet...

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2016-08-16 West Bank

Desperate for work: How Palestinians smuggle themselves into Israel

This week, we take a look at how more and more unemployed Palestinians are crossing the border to find work in Israel. But it’s a route that's also becoming popular with those...

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2016-08-03 Iraq

Iraq: Signs of resistance in Mosul

This week, we head to Iraq where residents of Mosul are increasingly rebelling against the Islamic State group. Also, we look at the changing face of the Dead Sea in Israel and...

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2016-07-26 Israel

Safety at any cost in Israel

After the truck attack in Nice, the French prime minister warned that terrorism will be part of daily life now, for a long time. This chilling sentiment struck a familiar chord...

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2016-07-20 Turkey

Why the coup failed in Turkey

This week, we take a closer look at why the Turkish army failed to overthrow the government. Also, ten years after Israel attacked Lebanon, we meet the locals who are still...

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