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Latest update : 2011-07-04

Syria's cyber activists

The Syrian opposition is fighting online as well as in the streets, via cyber activism. Next, arms dealers in Lebanon witness a boom in business thanks to ongoing protests in neighbouring Syria. Finally, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is caught in a power struggle with the religious establishment.

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2014-06-17 Iraq

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This week, Sunni militants led by the Islamist group ISIS make rapid territorial gains in Iraq, sparking renewed fears of an all-out sectarian war. In the absence of Iraqi...

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2014-06-10 Syria

Iran - US: First direct talks in decades

This week sees Iranian leaders holding bilateral talks with France, Russia and Germany as leaders make another bid at reaching a final, definitive nuclear agreement. Next, we...

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