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Latest update : 2010-10-25

Iran: the other Neda

An Iranian woman mistaken for Neda Agha-Soltan, whose death in post-election protests last year became a symbol of Iran's opposition movement, has found her own political voice after being forced into exile. Despite her attempts to correct the mistake, the Iranian regime threatened her life and eventually she sought political asylum in Germany.

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2014-11-18 Syria

Islamic State group's foreign killers

This week, the world has once again been shocked by the release of another gruesome video by the Islamic State organisation. Aid worker Peter Kassig is the fifth Western hostage...

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2014-11-11 Middle East

Israel on edge: Authorities tighten security nationwide

This week, security is tightened across Israel after a spate of deadly attacks. We take a look back at recent events. Next, NGOs are facing a difficult time in Egypt: a law...

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2014-11-04 Iran

Jailed British-Iranian woman goes on hunger strike

This week, a British-Iranian woman goes on hunger strike after being jailed for attempting to watch a volleyball match in the Islamic Republic. Also, as tensions rise in...

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2014-10-28 Jerusalem

Aleppo: A city in ruins

This week, the Syrian army appears to regain control of Aleppo, which was once the country's commercial hub. The city now lies in ruins. Next, Israel announces that it's pressing...

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2014-10-21 Syria

Anti-IS group fighters: When foreigners join the fight against jihadists

This week, we see how European citizens are leaving home to join the fight against the Islamic state organisation in Syria or Iraq. Next, in Lebanon, many sex workers are the...

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