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Latest update : 2012-11-13

Syrian opposition strikes unity deal

Has the Syrian opposition finally got its act together? A new coalition has been created, which the West hopes will offer a credible and united alternative to the Assad regime. Meanwhile, Kuwait is celebrating half a century since the birth of its constitution, but protesters say this has coincided with an unconstitutional move by the monarch. Finally, we look at how France is benefiting from the business boom in Qatar.

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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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2014-08-06 Middle East

Gaza: Business at a standstill

With more than 1,800 Palestinians killed during the Israeli offensive, the people of Gaza now face a reconstruction bill running into the billions of euros. Meanwhile, in...

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2014-07-29 Syria

Gaza conflict: Palestinians mark sombre Eid

It's usually one of the biggest celebrations in the Muslim calendar, but for people in Gaza this year, Eid was blighted by more deadly violence. Next, nearly all those belonging...

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