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Latest update : 2012-03-08

Syria referendum: Reform or farce?

As the bombs continue to fall on Homs, Syria organises a referendum on a new constitution. The government says it will pave the way to a new democratic era, but Western powers dismiss the vote as a charade. Meanwhile, the Syrian strife sends ripples through Lebanon. We report on sectarian tension in the northern city of Tripoli. Finally, Iran triumphs for the first time at the 84th Academy Awards as the divorce drama "A Separation" wins an Oscar.

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2016-02-02 Syria

Syria talks: Who are the opposition negotiating in Geneva?

This week, Syria's main opposition coalition joins talks to end the conflict, but says it won't negotiate on its demands. We take a closer look at the High Negotiations...

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2016-01-26 Syria

Syria: A rare look inside Aleppo, a city left in ruins

This week, we bring you a rare report showing how the Syrian city of Aleppo has been reduced to rubble. Western journalists have been allowed back into the city to witness the...

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2016-01-19 Iran

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran eyes economic boost as sanctions lifted

This week, international sanctions are lifted on Iran, signalling new economic opportunities. But even before diplomats signed on the dotted line, firms had already been flocking...

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2016-01-12 Yemen

Syria: The ordeal of Madaya's residents

In this edition we head to Syria, where a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid have arrived in the town of Madaya, besieged by the army for six months. Next, in Yemen, a...

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2016-01-06 Iran

Iran - Saudi Arabia row: What consequences for the region?

This week, a deepening diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran raises concerns for regional security, this after the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric sparks outrage...

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