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With the Free Syrian army

We begin with an exclusive report from our France 24 correspondents who managed to film alongside Syria's Free Army, a group united in their opposition to President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Next, we discover how the Islamic call to prayer from Palestinian mosques is causing friction in Israel. Finally, we head to Cairo to take a look at the music of the Egyptian revolution.

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2014-07-08 Syria

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Life under rocket fire

This week, Israel calls up thousands of reservists as it launches a deadly assault on Gaza. Also, the leader of the Islamist militant group ISIS makes an audacious public...

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2014-07-01 Ramadan

Iraq crisis: ISIS's online propaganda machine

This week, as jihadists claim to have established a "caliphate" in captured territories in Iraq and Syria, we examine their PR machine. Next, with the World Cup in full swing in...

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2014-06-24 refugees

Iraq crisis: Baghdad residents living in fear

This week, Iraq is in turmoil as ISIS jihadists continue to make sweeping gains. They're now within 100 km of the capital Baghdad. Next, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins a...

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2014-06-17 Iraq

Iraq crisis: The reasons behind the sectarian divide

This week, Sunni militants led by the Islamist group ISIS make rapid territorial gains in Iraq, sparking renewed fears of an all-out sectarian war. In the absence of Iraqi...

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2014-06-10 Syria

Iran - US: First direct talks in decades

This week sees Iranian leaders holding bilateral talks with France, Russia and Germany as leaders make another bid at reaching a final, definitive nuclear agreement. Next, we...

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