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Middle East Thursday, 15 January, 2004, 17:38 GMT

Colonel Gaddafi Life under Gaddafi
Rosie Goldsmith travels to Libya to find out what life is like for ordinary people in Colonel Gaddafi's secretive, rogue state.
Martyred warlord - Ahmed Shah Masood, the former Northern Alliance commander Afghan life after the Taleban
In this programme, Tim Whewell assesses the realities of everyday life in Afghanistan after the demise of the Taleban.
Syrian flag at the Syria - Israel border Signs of change in Syria
Linda Pressly in Damascus assesses some realities behind the Syrian regime and asks whatever happened to their "Damascus Spring"?
Egypt crackdown on homosexuals
Persecuting homosexuals in Egypt has become a pastime as gay men are sent to prison. Rosie Goldsmith investigates an unprecedented wave of persecution of homosexuals.
Gaza: Life without borders
Hope for peace dwindles as the Israel and Palestinian crisis reaches new heights. On the war torn Gaza strip, Lucy Ash meets two remarkable individuals who are working to keep a thread of friendship alive.
Jordan feels Mid-East tensions
Tim Whewell reports on growing hostility in Jordan to the country's peace treaty with Israel - and asks what happened to the promises of a huge "peace dividend."
Why Emirati weddings are getting less lavish
A new mood of realism takes hold in the Gulf, as the United Arab Emirates cracks down on extravagant weddings - and encourages more frugal ones. Plus, a visit to the UAE's premier camel breeder - an Englishwoman.
Dodging Israel's draft
Producer Hugh Levinson meets the young Israelis who are avoiding army service and explores the changing relationship between the military and society.
Turkey's paradoxical welcome
Turkey has welcomed Kosovan refugees with open arms, but is less tolerant of its own Kurdish population's ambitions for independence. Producer Lucy Ash reports on Turkish attitudes to the Balkans.
Changing faces in Iran
As Iran weighs up 20 years as an Islamic republic, Tim Whewell finds change is sweeping society - from women's sport to mullahs on the Internet.
Lebanon - still divided after all these years
As Beirut rebuilds, the south of the country, controlled by the Israeli defence force, is still a hotbed of division and violence
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