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Latest update : 2011-11-22

Syria crackdown: Arab League turns up the heat

The Arab League gets tougher on Syria and suspends Damascus. We take a look at why the group has now taken action. Also, what is the real death toll from the Syrian violence? France 24 Observers say the army is hiding bodies so they cannot be counted. Finally, Hosni Mubarak's party is back - a court rules the NDP can run in Egypt's upcoming elections.

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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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2014-12-23 Turkey

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

This month, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey for religious discrimination against the Alevis, a muslim minority in the country. They are fighting for their...

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