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Latest update : 2010-12-20

Mubarak forever?

As Egypt gets ready for a parliamentary election, we look ahead to the next crucial deadline: next year's presidential poll and its potential candidates. Israel authorizes thousands of new settler homes: the move puts yet more strain on the stalled peace talks with Palestinians. And we look at one Yemeni association that's fighting Al Qaeda from the grassroots.

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2015-06-23 Iraq

Islamic State group: One year of a self-styled 'caliphate'

It's been one year since the Islamic State group declared a "caliphate" in the territories it controls in Syria and Iraq. We look at what has changed for people living in the...

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2015-06-17 Iran

Iranian authorities launch matchmaking website

In Iran, the economic crisis means that fewer Iranians can afford to get married. With extra-marital sex severely punished, more and more young Iranians are resorting to "sigheh"...

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2015-06-09 Turkey

Turkey: Selahattin Demirtas, the voice of minorities

This week, Turkey's ruling AK party is in turmoil after taking a drubbing in parliamentary elections. Its loss is the pro-Kurdish HDP party's win. We take a closer look at its...

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2015-06-02 Iraq

Shiite militias on the frontline in Iraq

This week, Shiite militias set up camps around Baghdad in a bid to keep jihadists from the Islamic State group out of the Iraqi capital. We bring you a special report from the...

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2015-05-26 Baghdad

Nabi Saleh, the West Bank town holding protests since 2009

This week, our reporter Gallagher Fenwick heads to one town in the West Bank famous for its weekly demonstrations in which locals face off with Israeli soldiers. The small...

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