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Middle East: May 2011 Archives

May 19 & 22: from Kampala, Uganda - Israel - Montebaducco, Italy - Sarajevo, Bosnia - Nanjing, China - Robben Island, South Africa

Campaigns against gays in Uganda have included "outing" gay members of society in the newspaper, and calling for public punishment (Photo/AP)

Being gay in Uganda: it turns out no one will go to the gallows for it after all, but the threat's not past.  

A subject few in Israel want to talk about: how the state uses and abuses Arab informers

A look at a black politician in South Africa who's been running on racism.

The story of the Suicide-Catcher of Nanjing. Why does a man devote his life to prevent people leaping off a bridge? Perhaps to save his own?

Can animal rights improve human rights? We'll hear from some in Bosnia who sure hope so.

And, it may be time to reconsider the humble donkey. After all, some Italians think of it as a hairy dairy.

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May 5 & 8 from: Glasgow - Florence - Uljanovsk, Russia - Butare, Rwanda - Delhi

Newspaper seller in Pakistan. With Bin Laden gone, where will al-Qaeda surge next? Photo/Reuters

al-Qaeda after bin Laden. An expert says it's certainly on the run from old hideouts, but on the rise in new places.

From Italy, the quest for the crypt containing the Mona Lisa smile.

In Scotland, the return of vicious sectarian soccer songs brings police on pitch.

Rwanda resorts to spies and stifling free speech to downplay the legacy of genocide.

And, a new documentary film on a  stubborn Russian journalist who refuses to "bootlick" the state that wants rid of him.

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