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Europe’s terror challenge

11 December 2015
Islamic State gunmen brought death to the streets of Paris on November 13, leaving the European Union in a state of shock. This is a turning point at which Europe must decide how best to defend its way of life. The way forward should be guided by three principles: defending liberty, ensuring the equality of Muslim communities, and radically improving EU-wide security measures including exchange of information and defence of external borders
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Reading list: Myanmar

11 December 2015
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Middle Eastern regional rivalries

11 December 2015
The complexity of Middle Eastern politics plays into terrorists’ hands. Detente between Iran and Saudi Arabia is required before Gulf States are likely to share western priorities in Syria
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Nawal El Sadaawi, Egyptian author

11 December 2015
Agnes Frimston talks to the Egyptian author of more than 50 books including Woman at Point Zero and The Face of Eve. She is one of the BBC’s 100 inspirational women of 2015
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Tehran steps back on to the stage

11 December 2015
The Iranian nuclear deal marks a rare diplomatic success in the Middle East and will see sanctions lifted. But the battle for the country's future will now be waged internally between reformers and hardliners
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Israel’s next worry

11 December 2015
After the nuclear deal, Israel's focus shifts to the rising involvement of Iranian forces in Syria
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Iranian ladies who launch

11 December 2015
Iran's new crop of female entrepreneurs worry what the lifting of sanctions will mean for their businesses
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Vladimir Pozner, the face of Moscow TV on Russia's imperial hangover

11 December 2015
The cold war propagandist turned TV inquisitor tells Alan Philps about Russia’s imperial hangover and why Vladimir Putin won’t appear on his show
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How the guerrillas were led to the negotiating table - and stayed

11 December 2015
Negotiations with FARC are too advanced for anyone to step back now
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Postcard from Minsk

11 December 2015
Fifth-term blues: Belarus needs reform but its leader isn’t keen

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