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Latest update : 2012-10-30

Rebel groups unite to push Syrian Army out of Aleppo

Our reporters have been following a band of rebel fighters in Aleppo. The district of Salaheddine is symbolic for the rebellion, but today it lies in ruins. Fighting on the front line has continued, despite a ceasefire that was announced for the Muslim festival of Eid el Adha. As our correspondents found out, the rebels don’t have the equipment to match President Bachar al Assad’s army. Yet they’re managing to hold their positions and even gain ground, piece by piece.

By Assia Shihab

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2014-09-19 Russia

Ukraine's 'volunteer' battalions: Under Kiev's control?

Ukraine is offering temporary self-rule to areas of its eastern Donbass region currently controlled by separatists. It’s part of a ceasefire deal, but one that was virtually...

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2014-09-18 children

Cleaning up Thailand's shady surrogacy industry

In the absence of rules, surrogacy has become a thriving - and shady - business in Thailand. But things could be about to change as a series of highly publicised cases have...

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2014-09-17 referendum

Scottish referendum: Should I stay or should I go?

This Wednesday is the final day of campaigning before people living in Scotland vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom. Our correspondents in Scotland have been to...

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2014-09-16 refugees

Italy: The search for missing migrants

As hundreds more migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean, we're looking into the disappearance of many of those who do make it to Europe, hoping for a better life....

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2014-09-15 refugees

Lebanon: Islamic State organisation advances on refugee camps

After Iraq and Syria, Lebanon appears to be the next theatre of operations for the radical Islamic State organisation. Arsal, a remote town on the Syrian border, has become the...

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