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Latest update : 2012-05-22

Syria unrest sparks clashes in neighbouring Lebanon

Battles broke out on Sunday night in Beirut, after a Sunni cleric was shot down by the army. Many fear the Syrian conflict could be spilling over into neighbouring Lebanon. Meanwhile, Egyptians go to the polls to choose a new president. Voters want their next leader to address basic issues, such as security, food, and jobs. Finally, our correspondent reports from southern Yemen, where al Qaeda has established a new base.

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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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2015-06-23 Iraq

Islamic State group: One year of a self-styled 'caliphate'

It's been one year since the Islamic State group declared a "caliphate" in the territories it controls in Syria and Iraq. We look at what has changed for people living in the...

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2015-06-17 Iran

Iranian authorities launch matchmaking website

In Iran, the economic crisis means that fewer Iranians can afford to get married. With extra-marital sex severely punished, more and more young Iranians are resorting to "sigheh"...

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2015-06-09 Turkey

Turkey: Selahattin Demirtas, the voice of minorities

This week, Turkey's ruling AK party is in turmoil after taking a drubbing in parliamentary elections. Its loss is the pro-Kurdish HDP party's win. We take a closer look at its...

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2015-06-02 Iraq

Shiite militias on the frontline in Iraq

This week, Shiite militias set up camps around Baghdad in a bid to keep jihadists from the Islamic State group out of the Iraqi capital. We bring you a special report from the...

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