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Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn: 'Either we export stability, or we import instability'

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TALKING EUROPE

From Italy to Cyprus via Hungary: A look back at key events in Europe

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THE OBSERVERS

A show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from our Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris. Saturday at 10.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-03-23

This week: Bloodbath in Iraq's camp Ashraf, army crackdown in Syria and risky art in Ukraine

This week, our Observers tell us about violent clashes between Iranian opposition activists and the Iraqi army, they witness the military crackdown on Syrian protesters, and comment a provocative art event in Ukraine.

Presentation: Lorena Galliot. Editorial team: Julien Pain, Ségolène Malterre, Sarra Grira, Peggy Bruguière.

STORY 1: IRAN

Several thousand Iranian opposition activists, members of a group called the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran, have lived in a camp on Iraqi soil since 1965. The group was sheltered under Saddam Hussein’s rule, but the new Iraqi government, which has developed close ties with Tehran, now wants to get rid of these bothersome activists. Our Observer filmed violent clashes with Iraqi troops that happened in the camp on Friday, April 8.

Observer: Arman, in Camp Ashraf

STORY 2: SYRIA

The Syrian uprising was initially limited to two cities, Deraa and Latakia, but by mid-April it had spread across most of the country. Our Observer lives in a city that has recently come under siege by the Syrian army. He describes the situation.

Observer: Mohamed Abdallah, in Banias.

STORY 3: UKRAINE

Our last Observer will tell us about a performance that landed one of his artist friends in jail. The young woman apparently crossed a red line when she fried an egg over an eternal flame comemorating fallen soldiers.

Observer: Dmytro Linko

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2018-05-19 Iran

Horse massacres in Iran, fake news turning deadly in India, and Ivory Coast's drought

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2018-05-03 Yemen

Iran's violent bird poaching, a Yemeni youth orchestra beneath the bombs, and more

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2018-05-12 Turkey

'Ugly' Istanbul, Niger River pollution, and more

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2018-04-06 DR Congo

How we debunk images, and a run to honour migrants

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2018-03-24 Benin

Maids for sale online in Saudi Arabia, a hidden camera in Burkina Faso, and more

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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