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Latest update : 2013-09-04

What do Syrians make of foreign intervention debate?

We test the mood in Damascus as the Syrian capital awaits Washington's decision on possible military strikes. Next, Israel completes the final large airlift of Ethiopian immigrants. Known as Falasha and Falash Muras, they immigrated to Israel in large numbers in the 1980s and 1990s. Finally, we find out why Turkey will have all eyes on Buenos Aires this Saturday.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Jeanne Lavenant

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2014-09-16 Syria

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2014-09-02 Islamic State (IS)

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2014-08-26 Yemen

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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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