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Lebanon Alawite leader charged for incitement
Senior member of Alawite party and 11 others in Tripoli to face charges over "terrorism" and inciting sectarianism.
Last updated: 05 Apr 2014 13:26 GMT
Syrian war intensifies Lebanon's divisions
Threat of 'all-out war' between Sunni and Alawite neighbours in north Tripoli as Syrian conflict spills over the border.
Last updated: 17 Jun 2013 10:53 GMT
Syria Alawites face mistrust from opposition
Some Alawites working against President Bashar al-Assad, himself an Alawite, are still viewed as spies.
Last updated: 01 Jul 2012 16:56 GMT
Al-Nusra triggers fears of Syria sectarianism
Experts say group claiming recent bombings may benefit the regime, as it tries to ignite sectarian war.
Last updated: 14 May 2012 06:03 GMT
Q&A: Nir Rosen on Syrian sectarianism
Journalist who recently spent time with Syria's diverse communities describes growing divides in society.
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Last updated: 18 Feb 2012 19:31 GMT
Assad's Alawites: The guardians of the throne
Syria's Alawite community have a history of persecution, but dominate the ruling family's security forces.
Last updated: 10 Oct 2011 17:49 GMT
Syria: The revolution will be weaponised
Journalist Nir Rosen discusses armed struggle with army officers who have defected to join the opposition.
Last updated: 23 Sep 2011 14:36 GMT
For Syria's minorities, Assad is security
In order for minority groups, including Alawites, to join Syria's uprising, they need assurance of post-Assad protection
Last updated: 16 Sep 2011 16:10 GMT
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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Cuba's war on Ebola
Stop blaming the Nepali guides
Investing in Africa on its own terms
In the battle of papal politics, Pope Francis will triumph
Libya: The war nobody can win
An intellectual giant: Ali Mazrui (1933-2014)
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