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Tensions between Israel and Lebanon rise over gas dispute

This week Israel and Lebanon go head to head over who should tap into vast natural gas deposits discovered under the Mediterranean Sea. Also, we look at male-female segregation on public transport in ultra-orthodox neighbourhoods of Israel. Finally, they've gone from an outlawed group to a potent political organisation: who exactly are Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?

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2014-07-08 Syria

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Life under rocket fire

This week, Israel calls up thousands of reservists as it launches a deadly assault on Gaza. Also, the leader of the Islamist militant group ISIS makes an audacious public...

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2014-07-01 Ramadan

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This week, as jihadists claim to have established a "caliphate" in captured territories in Iraq and Syria, we examine their PR machine. Next, with the World Cup in full swing in...

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2014-06-24 refugees

Iraq crisis: Baghdad residents living in fear

This week, Iraq is in turmoil as ISIS jihadists continue to make sweeping gains. They're now within 100 km of the capital Baghdad. Next, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins a...

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2014-06-17 Iraq

Iraq crisis: The reasons behind the sectarian divide

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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