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Latest update : 2014-04-09

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 refugee is registered in Lebanon as the Syrian conflict continues. Finally, a ballroom dancer aims to break down barriers between Arab Israelis and Jewish children one dance step at a time.

By Eve IRVINE , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Charles PELLEGRIN

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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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2014-12-16 cinema

Egypt: Gay community fears government crackdown

This week, homosexuals in Egypt are once again being targeted. A recent raid on a city centre hamam saw more than 30 men arrested. Next, we look at how relations soured between...

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2014-12-10 Syria

Syrian crisis: Where does Israel stand?

This week, Syria denounces what it says were two Israeli air strikes this weekend, one of them on Damascus airport. Next, we get a glimpse of life in Egypt's North Sinai region,...

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2014-12-02 Egypt

Egypt: The trial of Hosni Mubarak

This week, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been cleared over the killing of protestors during 2011's uprising. Then, the world food programme says a shortage of funds means...

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2014-11-25 Jerusalem

Israel: Business is booming in gun shops

This week, Jerusalem's gun ranges see a spike in business after a spate of deadly attacks in the city. Meanwhile, the Minister of Public Security has offered one possible...

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