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Latest update : 2012-08-01

The battle for Syria

We bring you a special edition dedicated to the Syrian crisis. We start in the country’s most populated city of Aleppo, which has been pounded for days from land and sky in an army assault on opposition positions. Next, we head to Damascus, where those caught in the middle of clashes are feeling the strain. Finally, we speak to Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon. They are weary and frightened of the scenes from back home.

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2015-06-02 Iraq

Shiite militias on the frontline in Iraq

This week, Shiite militias set up camps around Baghdad in a bid to keep jihadists from the Islamic State group out of the Iraqi capital. We bring you a special report from the...

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2015-05-26 Baghdad

Nabi Saleh, the West Bank town holding protests since 2009

This week, our reporter Gallagher Fenwick heads to one town in the West Bank famous for its weekly demonstrations in which locals face off with Israeli soldiers. The small...

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2015-05-19 Syria

Syria: 'Army of Conquest' makes sweeping gains

This week, we take an in-depth look at the "Army of Conquest" in Syria, a coalition of fighters which has been making sweeping gains and which is understood to be supported by...

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2015-05-12 Yemen

Syria: Medical services hit hard by conflict

This week, we meet Syrian doctors who are struggling to treat civilians as the vast majority of the country's medical infrastructure has been destroyed. Some are even building...

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2015-05-05 King Salman of Saudia Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Behind the royal family reshuffle

This week, we head to Saudi Arabia where change is afoot. Four months after assuming the throne, King Salman has carried out a reshuffle that observers describe as a historic...

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