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THE DEBATE

Erdogan Almighty: Turkey elections hand president enhanced powers

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ENCORE!

L'Impératrice: The empress of Parisian pop music

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FOCUS

East Germany's stolen babies

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PERSPECTIVE

Turkey's ambassador to France reacts to Erdogan's re-election

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TALKING EUROPE

'Two thirds of victims of human trafficking in Europe are EU nationals'

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TALKING EUROPE

A new stance on immigration? Europe's latest tussle over migrants

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IN THE PRESS

Meet Zsa Zsa the English bulldog, the world's ugliest dog

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THE INTERVIEW

'Turkey is a very weak state which looks very strong'

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THE OBSERVERS

The Moroccan teacher improving his pupils' lives; and Turkey's violent crackdown on students

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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.

SHOWS
  • THE DEBATE

    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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  • THE DEBATE

    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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  • THE DEBATE

    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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