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Egypt: Morsi sends powerful defence minister into retirement

In Egypt, the new president has carried out his boldest move yet. President Mohamed Morsi has forced the most senior man in the military, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, into retirement. Next, we look at life for Syrians in a Jordanian refugee camp. Finally, we talk to an Iraqi man who was forced to flee his house as a young boy during the Iraq-Iran war, but who is now determined to win it back for his young family.

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2014-10-21 Syria

Anti-IS group fighters: When foreigners join the fight against jihadists

This week, we see how European citizens are leaving home to join the fight against the Islamic state organisation in Syria or Iraq. Next, in Lebanon, many sex workers are the...

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2014-10-14 Syria

Battle for Kobani: Kurds take up arms

This week, Turkey's 15 million Kurds went fury at Ankara for not doing enough to help with the battle against jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Then, an international donor conference...

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2014-10-07 jihad

Syria: The battle for strategic border town of Kobani

This week, Kurdish militia battle to defend the strategic Syrian town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State organisation. Next, reality TV gets very real in...

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2014-09-30 Turkey

Turkey's strategy towards the Islamic State group

This week, Ankara weighs up joining the coalition against the Islamic State organisation. Also, as the jihadists continue their brutal campaign, we report on how Sunni Arabs are...

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2014-09-23 Yemen

Video: Exclusive footage from jihadist stronghold of Raqqa in Syria

We bring you an exclusive report from the Syrian city of Raqqa, filmed by a female student who wanted to show the situation there after Islamic State group jihadists captured the...

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