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Latest update : 2011-05-02

Syria: why intervention will not work

As the death toll from Syria's uprising climbs into the hundreds, the international community is divided over whether to adopt stronger measures against the regime. We also look back on how the protests erupted and why they are focused on the small city of Dera'a. Finally, after five years of conflict, Palestinians reunite as Hamas and Fatah reach a reconciliation deal.

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2014-09-09 Yemen

When Western jihadists return home

This week, European governments weigh up how best to deal with the threat of their citizens returning from waging jihad in Iraq and Syria. Next, we take you inside what was once...

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2014-09-02 Islamic State (IS)

Iraq: Water as a weapon of war

In Iraq, water is being used as a weapon of war. We look at how Islamic State militants still control certain key waterways. Next, 50 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas...

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2014-08-26 Yemen

Terrorist ransoms: Should governments pay up for hostages?

This week, US journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released after 22 months in captivity in Syria. But the joy of his freedom was dampened by the horrific beheading of another...

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2014-08-19 Kurds

Iraq: Kurdish forces fight to protect Yazidis

France 24's reporters in Iraq have caught up with refugees near Mount Sinjar, who spoke of kidnappings and rape at the hands of Islamist militants. Next, we take a look at the...

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2014-08-13 Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

Iraq: Yazidi minority persecuted by ISIS militants

This week, as Yazidi people continue to flee ISIS militants in the north of Iraq, we look at this ancient community and just why they're fleeing persecution. Next, in Turkey,...

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