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The lost loved ones of Syria

Between 28,000 and 80,000 thousand Syrians have gone missing since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad began last year. Many of those may have died in combat, while others could be being held in prison by the regime, where toruture is rife and relatively few people come out alive. The NGO Azaaz is trying to keep on top of those figures over the border in Lebanon, but it's hard to reassure families who have no idea if their loved ones are alive or dead.

By Julien SAUVAGET , Kate WILLIAMS

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2014-11-27 France

Thiaroye, a dark chapter in France and Senegal's common history

Senegalese "Tirailleurs" were soldiers from France's West African colonies who served in the French army in both World Wars. In 1940, many were made prisoners by the Germans who...

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2014-11-26 Ukraine

One year on, what has Maidan changed in Ukraine?

Ukraine recently marked one year since the start of the Maidan protests that ultimately toppled Viktor Yanukovich. Since then, fresh elections have been held. The association...

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2014-09-26 France

Americans in Paris

Last report in our series celebrating Paris's rich cultural diversity: natives of both the North and South of the American Continent now call Paris home. They've brought with...

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2014-11-25 violence against women

Working with offenders also key to ending domestic violence

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we bring you a report on how France is trying to stamp out what remains an all-too-common form of...

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2014-11-24 Tunisia

The growing frustration of Tunisia's jobless graduates

Tunisia's Prime minister has described Sunday's elections as a "ray of hope" for the Arab Spring countries. However hope is in short supply for many of Tunisia's unemployed. The...

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