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Lauren Williams

Politics

Turkey education reforms fuel controversy

New student allocation system based on exam scores and geography has placed non-religious students in religious schools.

Human Rights

Syria: three million tragedies

Three million Syrian refugees have fled the country since civil war erupted in 2011.

Politics

Turkey's AKP power struggle comes to a boil

The appointment of Ahmet Davutoglu as Turkey's new PM has highlighted growing divisions within the ruling AK party.

Middle East

A 'new Turkey' under President Erdogan?

Turkey's new president-elect is expected to change the political system, but experts say Erdogan faces many challenges.

Politics

Vox Pops: Turkey weighs in ahead of election

Turkish voters in Istanbul and Izmir tell Al Jazeera who they will vote for in presidential polls on August 10.

Politics

War-torn Syria plans to hold elections

Despite widespread death, destruction and displacement, Assad government will hold presidential polls by July.

Politics

Lebanon's Sunnis alienated by army actions

Rising sectarian tensions and a lack of funding for Lebanon's military, compound the challenges in keeping Tripoli safe.