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Latest update : 2014-10-31

Fears of growing support for extremist groups in Egypt

In Egypt, security forces are a regular target of militants, particularly in the restive Sinai region. In the deadliest assault to date, over 30 soldiers were killed last week. In addition, authorities are particularly concerned about the possible influence of the Islamic State organisation on the country's jihadists. Support for the extremist group is growing within some Islamist circles, which have been severely repressed following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist government in 2013.

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Sonia DRIDI

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Maha AZZAM

Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council

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2018-06-18 Europe

How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

It's now more than a month since anti-government demonstrations in Armenia forced the government of Serzh Sargsyan to resign. At the heart of the protest movement was anger over...

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2018-06-15 Middle East

Residents of southern Lebanon live in fear of another war

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2018-06-14 Asia-pacific

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2018-06-13 Europe

Russia gets set to host World Cup as costs soar

All eyes will be on Russia as the World Cup kicks off on Thursday. The country has spent almost €9 billion on the event. Of the 12 stadiums, nine have been built from scratch. In...

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2018-06-12 Europe

The Italians speaking out against the mafia in Sicily

Racketeering, extortion, so-called protection money: Italy's economy, and its southern regions in particular, are hit hard by organised crime. On the island of Sicily, the local...

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