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Latest update : 2012-06-08

Syrian clashes spill over into Lebanon

With deadly gun battles between the Sunni majority and Alawite factions breaking out frequently in recent weeks, northern Lebanon increasingly resembles parts of Syria. The clashes have heightened long-standing fears that Lebanon could be drawn into the Syrian crisis, as hostility between groups opposing the Syrian government and allies of Bashar al-Assad boils over.

By Lucy FIELDER , Selim EL MEDDEB

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2015-01-26 Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine dragged deeper into war

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have ripped up peace agreements and vowed to go on the offensive. The Ukrainian authorities have said they will fight back. But...

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

In these times of international sanctions and economic crisis, the Kremlin is backing new projects to glorify Russian patriotism. These patriotic projects often idolise President...

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2015-01-23 Greece

Greek elections could sweep anti-austerity Syriza party to power

Greeks are set to turn out for general elections this coming Sunday. Opinion polls currently put the Syriza party ahead and in a good position to carry the vote. A coalition of...

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2015-01-22 Japan

Japan leading the way in iPS cell research

Imagine that any cell of the human body can be used to create stem cells: stem cells which are then able to generate cells from any other part of the human organism. Japan is...

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2015-01-19 India

Charlie Hebdo attack sparks debate on press freedom in India

The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has sparked debate over in India too. Even though freedom of expression is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Indians, it comes with a long...

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