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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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2017-07-21 Middle East

Iraq's Mosul: Rebuilding a city fractured by sectarian mistrust

The battle for Iraq's second city of Mosul is officially over and the Islamic State group is defeated, according to the army. But the city is still seeing sporadic suicide...

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2017-07-20 Africa

Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

In South Africa, some 3,800 babies are abandoned each year - that's ten every day. Sadly, the figure is steadily increasing. In the meantime, the adoption rate is in freefall....

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2017-07-19 Europe

Video: More lone juvenile migrants arriving in Italy

Since January, more than 85,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have landed in Italy - that's a 20% increase on the same period last year. Increasingly, they are minors who arrive...

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2017-07-18 Europe

Agent 'Kateryna': Ukraine's anti-corruption hero

The government that came to power in Ukraine after the 2014 revolution pledged to end corruption, and the EU also made progress on that front with it being a key condition for...

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2017-07-17 Middle East

Two years after Iran nuclear deal, a mixed picture

It's been two years since a landmark deal curbed Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. At the time, many Iranians celebrated, hoping...

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