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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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2017-09-25 Poland

Judicial reforms: Polish government on collision course with EU

Poland’s president has unveiled new proposals for an overhaul of the country’s judicial system. For the European Union, the proposals serve as critical pointers of whether Warsaw...

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2017-09-22 Germany

'Generation Merkel' yearns for continuity and stability

It's common for young people to vote against the status quo in elections. But that's not the case in Germany. The so-called "Merkel Generation" have only known one German...

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2017-09-21 Burma

Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

During Burma's half a century of military dictatorship, the country's Buddhist monks became one of the main pillars of non-violent protest against the junta. But in the last few...

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2017-09-20 Asia-pacific

Are universities in Pakistan becoming a breeding ground for terrorism?

In recent years in Pakistan, a growing number of students from prestigious institutions have taken part in terrorist attacks. Unlike students from madrassas, which are under...

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2017-09-19 Americas

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting Olympics

A state of "financial calamity" was declared in Rio de Janeiro just before it hosted the August 2016 Olympic Games. Salaries for public servants went unpaid and funding was...

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