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Lebanon struggles with Syrian refugee influx

The worst storm in ten years has swept across swathes of the Middle East. In Lebanon, the extreme weather has made things even worse for many Syrian refugees already living in tough conditions. Plus, we look at the MPs in Israel who are hoping social discontent can help them in the upcoming polls. Finally, a growing number of women across the Middle East are taking to the internet to demand change.

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2015-02-24 Syria

French journalist 'recruited' by IS group via Facebook

This week, a French journalist investigates how the Islamic State group recruits would-be jihadists online by pretending to be a young French girl who had recently converted to...

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2015-02-17 Israel

Jewish emigration to Israel: Adjusting to life in a new country

In the wake of the Paris and Copenhagen attacks, Israeli PM Netanyahu has called for "mass immigration" of Jews from Europe. Last year, record numbers of French Jews moved to...

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2015-02-10 Egypt

Egypt: when the beautiful game turns deadly

This week, a football match turns to tragedy in Cairo. Egyptian police are once again accused of strong arm tactics and of a fundamental contempt for human life. Also, in...

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2015-02-04 Syria

Meeting Syriac Christian fighters

This week, we head to northern Syria and profile the Christians fighting for their heritage as the civil war rages on. Next, we look at how Qatar is bidding for sporting glory,...

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2015-01-28 Islamic State (IS) group

Who is Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman IS group wants released?

After killing a Japanese hostage, the Islamic State group is proposing a prisoner exchange for the release of a second Japanese man, Kenji Goto: his life for the release of a...

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