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The art of resistance, from Gaza to Lebanon via Timbuktu

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'Close down Calais until the French get a grip'

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Europe's new 'Iron Curtain'

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US gun laws criticised after fresh shootings

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Half of global internet users are on Facebook

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The hunter hunted

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The hunter hunted

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Colombian community takes on drug gangs

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The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 2)

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2012-05-16

Who is to blame for Damascus bombings?

In Syria, more than 50 people were killed last week when car bombs targeted a six-lane highway and an intelligence building. The attacks raised questions about extremist activity in the country. Meanwhile, a feisty TV debate between leading presidential candidates provides plenty of entertainment for Egyptians. Finally, we meet an Iraqi film director who is determined to bring the silver screen to the people of Baghdad.

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2015-07-28 Israel

Israel mulls force-feeding Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

This week, Israel is considering whether to force-feed Palestinian prisoners, held without trial or charge, who are using hunger strikes as a weapon of protest. This follows the...

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2015-07-21 Syria

Syria: The foreign volunteers fighting the IS group

This week, we take a look at Western volunteers who travel to Syria to fight against jihadists. Some don't have any military training, but are willing to risk their lives to...

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2015-07-14 Iran

Iran, six world powers strike historic nuclear deal

This week, Iran and six world powers settle their differences and present a 100-page nuclear agreement. We look at who conceded what. Next, we see why Syria is becoming a...

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2015-07-07 Gaza Strip

Iraqi Christians join forces against IS group

In Iraq, a new force is taking on the Islamic State group. After militias of Shiites, the country is now seeing Christians get involved in the fight for their country.

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2015-07-01 Syria

How does IS group finance itself?

This week, we look at how the Islamic State group finances its operations, one year after it declared a caliphate in the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria. Contraband oil...

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