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Latest update : 2012-03-06

What does the future hold for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

The ultra-conservative allies of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fallen out of favour with, came out victorious in the first round of legislative elections. It's a major setback for Ahmadinejad, who is ending his second term weaker than before. Some in Iran fear that exposing its political divisions will play into the hands of the West at a time when Iran's under increasing pressure over its nuclear programme.

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Bodrum, an illegal gateway into Europe

The Turkish seaside resort of Bodrum is located on the Aegean coast, just 10 kilometres from the Greek island of Kos. It's become one of the most popular illegal gateways into...

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2015-06-29 environment

Chimpanzees suffer collateral damage from increased poaching

In Uganda's Kibale National Park, a French team from the National Museum of Natural History is studying primates. But its remit also extends to protection, as the endangered...

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2015-06-26 Ukraine

Ukraine: Kiev threatens total blockade of separatist-held areas

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is still nominally in place but it's breached on a daily basis. Kiev blames the violations on the Russian and Russian-backed forces who have...

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2015-06-25 Belgium

Belgium mulls how to 'de-radicalise' returning jihadists

Belgium is the European country with the highest number of citizens leaving for Syria and Iraq to fight jihad, proportionally to its population. Fear over new attacks at home has...

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2015-06-24 Iraq

Yazidi hostages are big business for IS group

Nearly 5,000 Yazidis were kidnapped in Iraq by the Islamic State group during its offensive against the Sinjar region last June. Since then, their families have been trying to...

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