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Latest update : 2012-07-04

The challenges ahead for Egypt’s new president

We look at what lies ahead for the new Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi. Meanwhile, the sabre-rattling between Turkey and Syria continues and Ankara’s response raises questions. Also, an Iraqi-Kurdish village fights female circumcision, with the law on its side. Finally, history and politics collide as Bethlehem’s church of the nativity is given World Heritage status.

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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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