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Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

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Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

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Ukraine politician thrown on rubbish heap

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THE INTERVIEW

'Iraq wants role for Iran in anti-IS coalition', says foreign minister

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Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

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Italy: The search for missing migrants

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News media urged not to show Islamic State group videos

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IN THE PAPERS

Is Valls crying wolf?

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IN THE PAPERS

Prospect of separation from Scotland stirs sadness in England and Wales

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Latest update 20/11/2013

Syria: From Arab Spring to civil war

Peaceful protests in the spring of 2011 raised hopes of political change in Syria, but instead marked the start of a brutal civil war. Fighting between rebel factions and Bashar al-Assad’s regime has since claimed over 100,000 lives, sparked a refugee crisis, sowed divisions among Western powers and threatens to engulf the region.

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    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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    Syria's bloodiest day yet? (Part 2)

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Background
'Kerry more willing to push White House on Syria'

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Bilal Saab, Director of US-based Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis

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The challenge of dismantling Syria’s chemical weapons

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Conflict threatens Syria's archaeological heritage

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