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Politics

Analysis: Rebellion spreads to Aleppo

Assad's government worries Aleppo will turn into another Benghazi where rebels could co-ordinate with outside supporters.

Politics

Analysis: A deadly blow to Syria's regime

Bombing that killed senior Syrian security officials will breed more defections and mistrust at the highest levels.

Politics

Fatah struggles to regain power

The movement of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has lost ground to rivals.

Politics

Hezbollah: Stronger than ever?

The movement ended the war claiming victory and pushing for more power in Lebanon.

Middle East

Torment for paperless Palestinians

Non-ID status refugees in Lebanon have little hope of leaving the camps.

Politics

Anger at slow Lebanon recovery

Government faces growing criticism over slow reconstruction after war.