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The Free Syrian Army announced its control over the headquarters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command, in the Yarmouk Camp, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, after violent clashes. The announcement came as activists reported the regime is amassing tanks at the edge of the camp and is continuing to shell residential buildings inside. Al Jazeera Arabic has the story.
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In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, America is reexamining its gun culture. But are the odds stacked against meaningful gun control? Press TV reports on the recent spate of mass shootings, as well as how gun ownership continues to climb in America.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 00:28:17 12/15/12
Thousands of Yemenis assembled in the capital of Sanaa to collect garbage and clean up 22 square kilometers of streets and neighborhoods. Al Jazeera reports on the event and the deeper symbolism of the clean up: a desire to address Yemenís political, economic and security woes.
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Corruption in Afghanistan runs the gamut: from small bribes to infrastructure projects that fall apart due to siphoned off construction contracts. Al Jazeera reports on the scourge of corruption in Afghanistan and how foreign companies may be making the situation much worse.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 23:07:45 12/13/12
NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that Syria's regime is ready to collapse. Meanwhile, Syrian ally Russia has conceded that it believes the opposition may defeat Assad's regime and has plans to evacuate Russian nationals from Syria. BBC Arabic reports on these developments, including an interview with former US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 08:00:00 12/12/12
Nicolas Sehnaoui, Lebanon's Minister of Telecommunications has denied a request to turn over millions of phone records to the Lebanese Information Ministry. Al Jazeera reports that while the Information Ministry argues the data would help investigate a high-profile assassination case, Sehnaoui says it would violate the constitution and citizens' privacy.
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The Friends of Syria, an international diplomatic group that includes the United States, has recognized the Syrian Opposition Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. BBC Arabic reports on the meeting in Morocco, where the group underlined their support for the opposition but made no specific commitments towards arming them.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 20:47:13 12/11/12
Transparency International has just released its Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking Iraq among the most corrupt countries studied. Al Jazeera reports on how corruption negatively impacts every aspect of Iraqi life and how its reached the highest levels of government.
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After 21 months of revolution in Syria, refugees continue to flood into neighboring Turkey. BBC Arabic reports on conditions inside the refugee camps and how Turkey plans to respond to ever-increasing numbers of those fleeing violence in Syria.
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As the world marks Human Rights Day, Tunisians are pressing their government for a ban on torture and other protections to be written into the country's constitution. Human rights were largely absent under the rule of dictator Ben Ali. Al Jazeera reports on how Tunisians are now attempting to create a new culture of civil rights from scratch.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 01:11:45 12/08/12
Afghanistan purchases much of its electricity from neighboring countries, but still doesn't have enough supply to cover the country's basic needs. Al Jazeera reports on Afghanistan's energy crisis and the barriers it faces to using its rich natural resources to create electricity at home.
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One of Libya's greatest challenges is rebuilding a cohesive army from the wreckage of a bloody civil war that left a fractured country filled with heavily armed civilian militias. Al Jazeera reports on cooperative international efforts to strengthen and train the Libyan National Army.
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BBC Arabic compiles exclusive footage from the streets around Cairo's Presidential Palace, where clashes continue between protesters and supporters of embattled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. BBC reports that there will be no political solution to the conflict soon.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 23:45:07 12/06/12
Three people have died in the northern Lebanon city of Tripoli in clashes between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Press TV reports that ten have now died in a conflict that has spilled over from neighboring Syria.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 01:03:30 12/06/12
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's supporters stormed the opposition's sit-in in front of the Presidential palace today, resulting in violent clashes. As Lebanon's New TV reports, this comes shortly after Vice President Mahmoud Mekki assured that the referendum will be held on the scheduled date.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 23:03:30 12/05/12
Israel voted against the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at the United Nations today, despite reports claiming that Israel owns between 200-400 nuclear weapons. Tel Aviv has refused to open up its facilities to international inspectors.