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Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5
19/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5

Four years on from first violent protests in Syria, the civil war shows no end in sight.
A portrait of police officer Ali Bazzal executed by the Al-Nusra Front on show in a Beirut street
11/12/2014 - Report: Syria - Lebanon

Islamic State commander calls on jihadists to attack Lebanon

A commander with the Islamic State (IS) armed group has said his militia should target Lebanon, accusing its government of complicity with Shia-Muslim movement Hezbollah.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (R), EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C) and Iran's FM Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) in Geneva
10/11/2013 - Analysis: France - Iran - US

Did France scupper Iran nuclear deal in Geneva?

Did France torpedo nuclear negotiations with Iran? Iranian media and politicians think so and, even if Paris denies the charge, pro-Israel neo-conservatives in the US agree

23/10/2012 - Bahrein - France

Bahrein policewoman acquitted of torturing France 24 reporter

A Bahreini court has cleared a female police officer accused of torturing a reporter for RFI’s sister stations France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya during protests last year.
07/08/2012 - Syria - France

France 24 recalls reporter from Syria after death threats

RFI’s sister TV station, France 24, has recalled one of its reporters from Syria after threats to his life were published on social media.
The plight of minority populations in Iraq
19/07/2012 - World news explained

The plight of minority populations in Iraq

A recent study has found that minorities in Iraq face increased oppression. It said that the plight of minorities has worsened since the departure of US combat troops at the end of last year.
06/12/2011 - Afghanistan

Kabul's deadliest blast in three years leaves 54 dead

At least 58 people died when twin blasts ripped through Afghan shrines on the Shiite holy day of Ashura on Tuesday.
23/11/2011 - Bahrain

Iran not behind Bahrain protests, official inquiry finds

No link between Iran and protests in Sunni-ruled Bahrain was found by an official inquiry into Shia-led protests.
22/10/2011 - Saudi Arabia

Heir to Saudi throne, Prince Sultan, dies in US hospital

The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, has died in the US, where he had been in hospital since mid-June.
03/10/2011 - Bahrain

Bahrain special court jails 36 for up to 25 years

In Bahrain 36 Shia-Muslims have been sentenced to up to 25 years in jail each in three separate cases arising from pro-reform demonstrations, in the latest heavy sentences handed out by a mixed ...