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Three Earth-like planets discovered in Aquarius

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Iraq's broken politics: Green Zone stormed by Moqtada al-Sadr supporters (part 1)

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Lebanon pays price for conflict between Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah

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'South Sudan has a crisis of leadership'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2012-11-13

Syrian opposition strikes unity deal

Has the Syrian opposition finally got its act together? A new coalition has been created, which the West hopes will offer a credible and united alternative to the Assad regime. Meanwhile, Kuwait is celebrating half a century since the birth of its constitution, but protesters say this has coincided with an unconstitutional move by the monarch. Finally, we look at how France is benefiting from the business boom in Qatar.

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2016-04-26 Syria

Battle for Shaddadi: Interethnic coalition takes on IS group in Syria

This week, we bring you an excerpt from our exclusive documentary filmed in northern Syria. Our reporters gained access to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish...

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2016-04-19 Syria

Syria: Refugees recount life under IS group

In this week’s edition: The fight continues to oust Islamic State group jihadists from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. We meet some of the people who have...

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2016-04-12 Kurdistan

French volunteers fighting alongside Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq

Spurred on by the November Paris attacks, French nationals are joining the Kurdish Peshmerga to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq. But they find that being accepted isn't so...

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2016-04-06 Syria

Syria: Residents of Palmyra attempt to rebuild their lives

This week, we head to Palmyra. After Syrian troops recaptured the ancient city, we see how residents are slowly attempting to rebuild their lives. Also, Syrians prepare to vote...

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2016-03-29 Syria

Syria: What does the recapture of Palmyra mean for Assad?

This week, Syrian troops retake the historic city of Palmyra, but can President Assad rid the country of militants for good? Also, controversy grows over a video of an Israeli...

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