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Latest update : 2014-06-20

Syria's Armenians: Christians Torn Between War-Hit Home and Exile (part 2)

Three years on, the Syria spillover has triggered a full-blown eruption in neighbouring Iraq, with Sunni radicals carving out vast swathes of territory. The whole of what was exactly one century ago the Ottoman Empire is already groaning under the weight of refugees and spiking sectarian tension. When a rocket falls in a Christian neighbourhood of Syria the effect is felt 780 km away in the capital of Armenia. We meet the refugees who are Armenian in name and Syrian by birth.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Douglas HERBERT

International Affairs Editor

Emre DEMIR

Paris correspondent, Zaman

Laurent LEYLEKIAN

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Majid REAFIZADEH

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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

Cuba is preparing its change of leadership. Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to be the next president, which will bring an end to the Castro brothers' six-decade grip on...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

France now has its pro-reform president, Germany has its grand coalition. With Brexit ahead and populists on the rise, welcome to what some see as a "now or never" week for...

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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2018-04-12 Middle East

Not if, but when? US, France, UK ponder Syria air strikes as Douma falls

If the intent of a suspected weekend chemical attack was to hasten the exodus from Douma, it certainly has worked. As scores evacuate Eastern Ghouta's last big town, Russia was...

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