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    Video caption: Lebanon financial crisis: The people robbing banks to get their own money

    Bank customers in Lebanon cannot withdraw more than $400 a month, owing to the financial crisis.

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    Video caption: Mahsa Amini: Women hang protest image of Iran as a blood-soaked woman

    Three women can be seen hanging a banner off a bridge and waving their hijabs in the air in Isfahan.

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    Video caption: The generations of Iranian women fighting for freedom

    The protests currently sweeping the country have their roots in changes made after the 1979 revolution.

  4. Morocco issues first cannabis production permits

    Ahmed Rouaba

    BBC News

    Image caption: Cannabis plants are grown around the world for medicine

    The Moroccan government has issued 10 permits for farmers to legally grow cannabis for industry and export for the first time.

    Farmers in the northern regions of al-Hoceima, Chefchaouen and Taounate will be allowed to produce and sell cannabis for medical, pharmaceutical, and industrial use, in accordance with a law passed by parliament last year.

    The national agency regulating cannabis activity which issued the permits said farmers will be encouraged to increase legal cannabis production to meet the need of the market.

    Morocco has long been one of the world’s largest producers of illegal cannabis.

    It is grown in the poorest mountainous regions of the North African country and trafficked to Europe.

    The government’s move to legalise cannabis production is meant to improve the conditions of the poor farmers and generate revenue for the economy.

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    Video caption: Mahsa Amini: How one woman's death sparked a movement

    The BBC has analysed over 1,000 videos of unprecedented protests following Mahsa Amini's death in custody.

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    Video caption: Biden ‘not doing enough’ for Iranian protesters

    The US should be more supportive of women in Iran, journalist and activist Masih Alinejad tells the BBC.

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    Video caption: Ros Atkins on...why protests are happening in Iran

    Demonstrations are happening across the country following the death of a woman detained by 'morality police'.

  8. Dozens of bodies found in Libya mass grave

    Mike Thomson

    BBC World Service News

    Image caption: There have been previous discoveries of mass graves in Libya (file photo)

    Libya’s missing person’s authority says the unidentified bodies of 42 people have been found in a mass grave in the coastal city of Sirte.

    The authority made the discovery at the site of a former school.

    The area was controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group between 2015 and 2016.

    Another mass grave containing the remains of 34 Ethiopian Christians was discovered near Sirte in 2018.

    The find came more than three years after IS published a video showing its members executing at least 28 men.

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