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Latest update : 2012-06-05

Syrian violence spreads to neighbouring Lebanon

The Syrian crisis spills over into Lebanon, sparking deadly clashes in the northern city of Tripoli between opponents of the Damascus regime and groups allied with Bashar al-Assad. Next, racist violence breaks out in southern Tel Aviv following an influx of African migrants. Finally, as Yemen struggles with an Islamist insurgency, the UN warns that nearly half of Yemenis can't afford to eat.

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2014-04-15 USA

Spat over Iran's UN ambassador hampers thawing relations with US

This week, Iran files a complaint against the US at the UN, saying that the rejection of its UN envoy goes against international law. Next, Iraqi families who had fled fighting...

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2014-04-09 Syria

Peace talks: Could Israeli spy become bargaining chip?

This week, the possible release of an Israeli spy imprisoned in the United States could re-start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Also on the programme, the one millionth Syrian...

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2014-04-01 Twitter

Turkey: Erdogan survives electoral challenge

This week in Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushes off a corruption probe and controversy over his Twitter ban as his party flexes its muscles in local elections....

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2014-03-26 Abdullah Gul

Turkey: Cracks show in Erdogan-Gul leadership

This week, a rift between Turkey's president and prime minister opens up over a controversial Twitter ban. Next, once a model to the region, Baghdad is now deemed the worst city...

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2014-03-22 Middle East

Obama urges Abbas to take 'tough political risks'

This week, as Obama warns him that the window to peace could be about to slam shut, we look at what legitimacy Mahmoud Abbas has to win hearts and support for tough concessions...

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