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ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

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FOCUS

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

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THE OBSERVERS

The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

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IN THE PAPERS

Manchester 'united' in its defiance against terrorism

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

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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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  • DEBATE

    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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  • DEBATE

    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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  • 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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