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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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2015-08-04 Egypt

Suez canal expansion: a boost for Egypt's economy

This week, Egypt gets ready to inaugurate a new lane on the Suez canal. Built ahead of schedule, it carries a 7 billion euro price tag but should boost traffic by almost two-fold.

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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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