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Latest update : 2014-06-25

Iraq crisis: Baghdad residents living in fear

This week, Iraq is in turmoil as ISIS jihadists continue to make sweeping gains. They're now within 100 km of the capital Baghdad. Next, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins a global chorus of criticism as an Egyptian court hands jail terms to three Al Jazeera journalists. Finally, we meet the Syrians seeking refuge in Dubai, who have turned a corner of the Gulf state into a mini Damascus.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Tom BURGES WATSON , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2015-08-25 Islamic State (IS) group

Syria: IS group destroys world heritage site in Palmyra

This week, the Islamic State group claims to have destroyed the Baal Shamin temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, sparking outrage around the world. The 2,000-year-old temple was...

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2015-08-18 Syria

Video: Meeting Syrian army deserters in Jordan

Last week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty to soldiers who have deserted or refused to complete their military service. But deserters and rebel fighters are...

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2015-08-12 Yemen

Meeting Tehran's new generation of designers

This week, we visit the towns in northern Syria where Kurdish fighters and troops loyal to President Bashar Al Assad have formed an unofficial alliance. Next, we spend time with...

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2015-08-04 Egypt

Suez canal expansion: a boost for Egypt's economy?

This week, Egypt gets ready to inaugurate a new lane on the Suez canal. Built ahead of schedule, it carries a 7 billion euro price tag but should boost traffic by almost two-fold.

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2015-07-28 Israel

Israel mulls force-feeding Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

This week, Israel is considering whether to force-feed Palestinian prisoners, held without trial or charge, who are using hunger strikes as a weapon of protest. This follows the...

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