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The challenges awaiting the new leader of South Africa's ANC

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Not such a feminist paradise: Iceland struggles to deal with violence towards women

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The legendary Swallow Line train in France's Jura region

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Japanese FM against 'dialogue for the sake of dialogue' with Pyongyang

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Latest update : 2017-11-29

'Lost in Lebanon': Scott sisters tackle Syrian refugee crisis

Over one million Syrians have fled to Lebanon since the civil war broke out in their homeland six years ago. As refugees, they are increasingly being met with hostility, however. According to a recent report, some are them are even being threatened with eviction. This week, we're joined by film directors Sofia and Georgia Scott. Their documentary “Lost in Lebanon” takes a closer look at four Syrians and their personal battle to rebuild their lives in Lebanon.

This week we also take a look at Egypt which is reeling after being subject to its worst terror attack in modern history. Militants armed with guns and explosives killed over 300 people when they attacked a crowded mosque in the restive Sinai province last Friday. According to analysts, the onslaught marks a need for change in the Egyptian government's anti-terrorism approach.

Finally, the Chirac Foundation has awarded its 2017 Prize for Conflict Prevention to the Istanbul-based Hrant Dink Foundation. The foundation was created after the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist and activist Hrant Dink in 2007. Dink’s wife picked up the prestigious award on her late husband’s behalf.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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2017-12-12 culture

'Looking for Oum Kulthum': Breaking the glass ceiling in the art world

If you're familiar with Iranian artists, you'll know the name Shirin Neshat. Her "Women of Allah" photographs catapulted the New Yorker to international acclaim in the 1990s. She...

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2017-12-05 Islamic State (IS) group

Mosul: Growing up under Islamic State group rule

For three years, Iraqi teen Ferah was trapped in her room, as Mosul was taken over by the Islamic State group. That's where she kept a Facebook journal, expressing her fears and...

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2017-11-22 Social Media

Meet the 16-year-old behind the hijab emoji

Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 16-year-old Saudi national, is behind a mini revolution in the emoji world. Last year, she submitted a proposal for a hijab emoji, in order to represent women...

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2017-11-14 refugees

Charity or business? When big companies provide jobs for Syrian refugees

Some 650,000 Syrian refugees are living in Jordan, where up until last year, they were denied the right to work for a living. But now, from NGOs to the private sector, hundreds...

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