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Latest update : 2010-07-19

Bashar al-Assad, 10 years in power

In Syria, Bashar al Assad celebrates ten years in power. One decade on, Syria has slowly come out of its international isolation. But it treads a fine line between its ties to Iran, and a fragile thaw with Western powers. In Iran, authorities suspend the execution Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. The woman convicted for adultery and sentenced to death by stoning. And in Egypt, smoking is very common among its population, and the government is now trying to introduce a smoking ban in Alexandria.

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2014-10-14 Syria

Battle for Kobani: Kurds take up arms

This week, Turkey's 15 million Kurds went fury at Ankara for not doing enough to help with the battle against jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Then, an international donor conference...

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2014-10-07 jihad

Syria: The battle for strategic border town of Kobani

This week, Kurdish militia battle to defend the strategic Syrian town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State organisation. Next, reality TV gets very real in...

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2014-09-30 Turkey

Turkey's strategy towards the Islamic State group

This week, Ankara weighs up joining the coalition against the Islamic State organisation. Also, as the jihadists continue their brutal campaign, we report on how Sunni Arabs are...

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2014-09-23 Yemen

Video: Exclusive footage from jihadist stronghold of Raqqa in Syria

We bring you an exclusive report from the Syrian city of Raqqa, filmed by a female student who wanted to show the situation there after Islamic State group jihadists captured the...

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2014-09-16 Syria

Paris conference: A coalition against the Islamic State group

This week, as world powers discuss how to tackle the Islamic State organisation, some are asking: can their coalition be effective without Iran or Syria? Next, after Iraq and...

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