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What would a Syriza victory mean for Greece?

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Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

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Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric: 'France is on a better track'

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Riots over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed are 'childish'

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Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

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Majority of EU citizens 'support transatlantic trade deal'

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Ukraine's finance minister: Kiev 'needs a substantial amount of money'

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Twitter storm as IMF boss hails late Saudi king as 'strong advocate of women'

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Latest update : 2013-04-09

Egypt and Iran: a faltering rapprochement?

We head to the Egyptian pyramids, where our correspondents spoke to the first Iranian tourists to travel to Egypt on a commercial flight for more than 30 years. Staying in Egypt, we explore the reasons behind a recent escalation of deadly sectarian violence. Finally, we catch up with the award-winning Syrian Journalist, Rima Marrouch.

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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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2014-12-23 Turkey

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

This month, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey for religious discrimination against the Alevis, a muslim minority in the country. They are fighting for their...

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