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Latest update : 2011-12-26

Iraq: a new chapter of violence after US withdrawal

Days after the US left Iraq, is the country headed towards more unrest? Plus, thousands of women take to Cairo's streets, outraged at the army's abuse of female protesters. Finally, our correspondent meets with one of the Palestinians freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit.

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2015-03-04 Yazidi

Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

Two Iraqi children who managed to escape from the Islamic State group (IS) have told FRANCE 24 that the jihadists planned to turn them into child soldiers. The two cousins, who...

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2015-02-24 Syria

French journalist 'recruited' by IS group via Facebook

This week, a French journalist investigates how the Islamic State group recruits would-be jihadists online by pretending to be a young French girl who had recently converted to...

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2015-02-17 Israel

Jewish emigration to Israel: Adjusting to life in a new country

In the wake of the Paris and Copenhagen attacks, Israeli PM Netanyahu has called for "mass immigration" of Jews from Europe. Last year, record numbers of French Jews moved to...

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2015-02-10 Egypt

Egypt: when the beautiful game turns deadly

This week, a football match turns to tragedy in Cairo. Egyptian police are once again accused of strong arm tactics and of a fundamental contempt for human life. Also, in...

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2015-02-04 Syria

Meeting Syriac Christian fighters

This week, we head to northern Syria and profile the Christians fighting for their heritage as the civil war rages on. Next, we look at how Qatar is bidding for sporting glory,...

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