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Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraqi foreign minister

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Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists? (part 2)

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Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists?

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Latest update : 2012-10-09

Syria conflict: generations of one family take up arms

Syria’s civil war has seen relatives from across the generations take up arms against the regime. We meet one such rebel family. Next, Egypt's president visits the volatile Sinai region and promises locals that its security will be a top priority. Finally, there are steps towards political change in Jordan, but the King's concessions may not go far enough to satisfy Islamist demands for reform.

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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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