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Latest update : 2012-02-07

Syria: uprising divides Druze in Golan Heights

We begin in Syria where, even as the violence escalates, many Druze continue to support Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Our reporters met with them in the Golan Heights. We then meet Ibrahim, an 18-year-old Syrian who spends every day crafting new songs and slogans for protesters. Finally, we head to Egypt where a band of football supporters have turned into a real political force.

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2014-11-25 Jerusalem

Israel: Business is booming in gun shops

This week, Jerusalem's gun ranges see a spike in business after a spate of deadly attacks in the city. Meanwhile, the Minister of Public Security has offered one possible...

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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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