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Latest update : 2012-09-11

Syria: Foreigners fighting on the frontline

This week we take you to the heart of the battle for Syria's largest city, Aleppo, with two exclusive reports. Next, no sooner is Iraq's fugitive Vice President sentenced to death in absentia than a wave of violence leaves over 100 dead nationwide. Finally, Beirut's cafe and restaurant owners say a new smoking ban has snuffed out business.

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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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