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Unrest in the Arab world

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Stability is more important than democracy: Arab youth survey

Bringing stability to Arab counties is a greater priority than promoting democracy, according to a survey of 3,500 young people across 16 countries

Bringing stability to Arab counties is a greater priority than promoting democracy, according to a survey of 3,500 young people across 16 countries

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Ana Arabia: a cinematic appeal for peace in the Middle East

Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitaï‘s new film, ‘Ana Arabia’ or ‘Me, the Arab’ tells the true story of a holocaust survivor who comes to the young state of

Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitaï‘s new film, ‘Ana Arabia’ or ‘Me, the Arab’ tells the true story of a holocaust survivor who comes to the young state of

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Scenes of destruction in Syria's Shabaa

Relentless shelling by Syria’s army has left the town of Shabaa in the suburbs of the capital Damascus battered and destroyed, local residents said

Relentless shelling by Syria’s army has left the town of Shabaa in the suburbs of the capital Damascus battered and destroyed, local residents said

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Japan looks to help Syrian refugees

Japanese politician Yuriko Koike has visited refugee camps in Jordan. She said her country can use its disaster relief experiences to help Syrians

Japanese politician Yuriko Koike has visited refugee camps in Jordan. She said her country can use its disaster relief experiences to help Syrians

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Fighting continues in Syria

Amateur videos posted on the internet showed intense fighting in areas said to be close to the town of Idlib, near the northern city of Aleppo, and

Amateur videos posted on the internet showed intense fighting in areas said to be close to the town of Idlib, near the northern city of Aleppo, and

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Supporters of Tunisia's ruling Islamists hold rally

A rally organised by Tunisia’s governing Islamist party brought a few thousand demonstrators to the streets of the capital Tunis. Their aim: to

A rally organised by Tunisia’s governing Islamist party brought a few thousand demonstrators to the streets of the capital Tunis. Their aim: to

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Tunisia's Ennahda refuses to dissolve government

Tunisia’s governing Ennahda party is refusing to dissolve the government, after the killing of opposition politician Chokri Belaid on Wednesday

Tunisia’s governing Ennahda party is refusing to dissolve the government, after the killing of opposition politician Chokri Belaid on Wednesday

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Cairo Film Festival returns after revolution

Last year’s Cairo International Film Festival was cancelled because of the violent demonstrations in Tahrir Square, close to where the films are

Last year’s Cairo International Film Festival was cancelled because of the violent demonstrations in Tahrir Square, close to where the films are

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Deadly car bombs hit Damascus

Dozens of people have been killed in a series of coordinated multiple bombings in a district of the Syrian capital Damascus. It happened in

Dozens of people have been killed in a series of coordinated multiple bombings in a district of the Syrian capital Damascus. It happened in

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Clashes erupt near former Bahrain protest hub

Clashes erupted near the heavily guarded Pearl roundabout in Manama when thousands of protesters tried to march to the symbolic birthplace of the

Clashes erupted near the heavily guarded Pearl roundabout in Manama when thousands of protesters tried to march to the symbolic birthplace of the

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Residents flee air strikes on Syrian border town

A second day of aerial strikes on Syrian towns near the Turkish border is continuing to cause chaos. Some refugees can be seen squeezing under

A second day of aerial strikes on Syrian towns near the Turkish border is continuing to cause chaos. Some refugees can be seen squeezing under

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Assad: "I will live and die in Syria"

President Assad has told Russian TV that any Western intervention would have catastrophic worldwide consequences, and said he would “live and die” in

President Assad has told Russian TV that any Western intervention would have catastrophic worldwide consequences, and said he would “live and die” in

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Upsurge of violence in Syria

A new wave of violence has swept through several cities in Syria today. In Damascus a car bomb exploded in a busy square in the Mezzeh 86 area of

A new wave of violence has swept through several cities in Syria today. In Damascus a car bomb exploded in a busy square in the Mezzeh 86 area of

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Syrian military launches fresh strikes on Damascus

Syria’s military has launched fresh airstrikes on rebel compounds in the capital, Damascus. The planes carried out raids on Thursday, pummelling

Syria’s military has launched fresh airstrikes on rebel compounds in the capital, Damascus. The planes carried out raids on Thursday, pummelling

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Daily life in battle-torn Aleppo

Against a backdrop of gunfire and shelling, residents of Syria’s largest city, attempt to go about their daily lives.

Against a backdrop of gunfire and shelling, residents of Syria’s largest city, attempt to go about their daily lives.

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Clashes continue in battle for Syria

Amateur video published on a social media website purports to show Syrian rebel fighters engaging in fierce gun battles with government forces and

Amateur video published on a social media website purports to show Syrian rebel fighters engaging in fierce gun battles with government forces and

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Fighting continues in Aleppo

Syrian rebels pressed on with their offensive to seize full control of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city on October 2nd.The rebels claim to control of the

Syrian rebels pressed on with their offensive to seize full control of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city on October 2nd.The rebels claim to control of the

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World reactions to anti-Islam video

Violent clashes sparked by an American-made film which mocks the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, portraying him as a fool and a womaniser have continued

Violent clashes sparked by an American-made film which mocks the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, portraying him as a fool and a womaniser have continued

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Bahrain court upholds activists' jail terms

An appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the convictions of 20 activists sentenced for their role in pro-democracy protests. They were condemned to

An appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the convictions of 20 activists sentenced for their role in pro-democracy protests. They were condemned to

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Syria regime 'shells civilians' again in Aleppo and Damascus

The Syrian opposition says government bombardments of Aleppo at dawn on Tuesday left at least nine people dead, including two women and two

The Syrian opposition says government bombardments of Aleppo at dawn on Tuesday left at least nine people dead, including two women and two

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Deadly clashes in Lebanon echo Syria conflict

Gun battles between rival groups in Lebanon have left a woman dead and more than 20 people injured in the latest spillover from the Syrian

Gun battles between rival groups in Lebanon have left a woman dead and more than 20 people injured in the latest spillover from the Syrian

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Fighter jet crashes in Syria 

A video showing a Syrian government fighter jet bursting into flames while under fire from rebels was posted on the internet on Monday. Rebels also

A video showing a Syrian government fighter jet bursting into flames while under fire from rebels was posted on the internet on Monday. Rebels also

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Battle for Syrian city of Aleppo

Syrian combat aircraft and artillery pounded two areas of Aleppo as the army battled for control of the country’s biggest city, but rebel fighters

Syrian combat aircraft and artillery pounded two areas of Aleppo as the army battled for control of the country’s biggest city, but rebel fighters

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Syrians flee Aleppo fighting

Video posted on a social media website shows what it claims are rebels in the Syrian town of Jazmati near Aleppo appearing to assault a checkpoint

Video posted on a social media website shows what it claims are rebels in the Syrian town of Jazmati near Aleppo appearing to assault a checkpoint

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Where is Bashar al Assad?

As fighting intensifies in the Syrian capital Damascus, questions have arisen over the whereabouts of President Bashar Al-Assad. He has made no

As fighting intensifies in the Syrian capital Damascus, questions have arisen over the whereabouts of President Bashar Al-Assad. He has made no

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Hundreds killed in Syrian village massacre, say activists

More than 200 Syrians, mostly civilians, have been massacred by forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad, according to opposition activists. It is

More than 200 Syrians, mostly civilians, have been massacred by forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad, according to opposition activists. It is

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Bernard Henri Levy: The Benghazi of today is Homs

The French writer and philosopher Bernard Henri Levy is in Cannes to present his documentary on the war in Libya: “The Oath of Tobruk”. He talks to

The French writer and philosopher Bernard Henri Levy is in Cannes to present his documentary on the war in Libya: “The Oath of Tobruk”. He talks to