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Latest update : 2011-09-08

Rocky relations between Israel and Turkey

With Israel and Turkey embroiled in a diplomatic row, we look at why ties between the two former allies have frayed. Also, Palestinians are getting ready to request membership at the UN later this month, a move that could spark a serious diplomatic crisis. Finally, our correspondents in Cairo report on mixed feelings and expectations as Hosni Mubarak's trial resumes.

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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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