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Latest update : 2012-09-04

Egypt: Press freedom in the spotlight

Press freedom is under the spotlight in Egypt as a newspaper editor is set to go on trial for insulting the president. Next, we meet the Syrian doctors helping refugees in neighbouring Turkey. Finally, our team in Israel went to find out how people there feel about the possibility of war with Iran.

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2014-04-09 Syria

Peace talks: Could Israeli spy become bargaining chip?

This week, the possible release of an Israeli spy imprisoned in the United States could re-start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Also on the programme, the one millionth Syrian...

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2014-04-01 Twitter

Turkey: Erdogan survives electoral challenge

This week in Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushes off a corruption probe and controversy over his Twitter ban as his party flexes its muscles in local elections....

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2014-03-26 Abdullah Gul

Turkey: Cracks show in Erdogan-Gul leadership

This week, a rift between Turkey's president and prime minister opens up over a controversial Twitter ban. Next, once a model to the region, Baghdad is now deemed the worst city...

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2014-03-22 Middle East

Obama urges Abbas to take 'tough political risks'

This week, as Obama warns him that the window to peace could be about to slam shut, we look at what legitimacy Mahmoud Abbas has to win hearts and support for tough concessions...

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2014-03-11 West Bank

Syria: The Christians who have taken up arms

This week, a rare deal with the Syrian regime leads to the release of a group of nuns held captive by rebels for over three months. But the move does little to allay the...

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