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Can the rebels ever win in Syria?

The unrest in Syria broke out more than a year and a half ago, in March 2011. Rebel groups, now formally recognised as a legitimate political force by many outside countries, say the ongoing fighting has cost 40,000 lives. But how far on are the rebels into their goal of overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad's regime?

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2015-05-01 Lebanon

Lebanon's Roumieh prison: Iron-fist policy against a jihadist hub

In Lebanon, the number of people locked up for jihadist activities rises every month. They're filling up the cells of the notorious Roumieh prison near Beirut. The overcrowded...

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2015-04-30 environment

The canal project dividing Nicaragua

Nicaragua is planning to build a massive canal, three times as long and twice as deep as the Panama Canal. But the $50 billion project, funded by a Chinese millionaire, has its...

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2015-04-29 Germany

Germany faces housing conundrum for asylum seekers

Germany receives the biggest number of asylum applications in Europe, and finding accommodation for all of these people is proving difficult. With state reception centres full,...

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2015-04-28 Ebola

Video: Experimental Ebola vaccine gives hope to Guinea

The Ebola outbreak has killed close to 11,000 people in West Africa. Although the infection rate has fallen sharply, the disease is still active, particularly in Guinea, where...

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2015-04-27 cyber crime

France steps up cyber defence in wake of attacks

Since the Paris terror attacks in January, thousands of French websites have fallen victim to cyber attacks. Just two weeks ago, hackers claiming to be from the Islamic State...

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