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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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2016-09-20 Yemen

Yemen conflict: Spiralling malnutrition amongst children

This week, we focus on hospitals in Yemen which are struggling to deal with the surge in malnutrition cases. Our guest tells us why children are paying the ultimate price for...

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2016-09-13 Syria

Syria: Daily life still a struggle in recently liberated Jarablus

This week, we bring you a special report from Jarablus, the Syrian town recently liberated from the Islamic State group, though life remains hard for residents there. Also, how a...

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2016-09-06 Syria

Tension rises in Golan Heights amid war in Syria

This week, we see how the war in Syria is spilling over into Israel. Our correspondent brings us a special report from the Golan Heights. Also, we tell you everything you need to...

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2016-08-30 Turkey

US voices concern over Turkey's offensive in Syria

This week, the US urges Turkey and the Kurds to stop fighting each other and start fighting together. Also, we see how Syrian refugees are heading to Egypt, the latest potential...

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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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