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Latest update : 2013-09-18

Syria: a tale of two cities in Homs

As the world pushes for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, our reporters head to the city of Homs, the site of some of the fiercest fighting of the civil war. Also, we look at how daily life in Iraq has literally become a battle as sectarian violence takes hold. Finally, a war of a different kind is under way in Egypt between the military-backed government and some media outlets accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Kalvin NG , Joanna COCKERELL

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2014-09-16 Syria

Paris conference: A coalition against the Islamic State group

This week, as world powers discuss how to tackle the Islamic State organisation, some are asking: can their coalition be effective without Iran or Syria? Next, after Iraq and...

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2014-09-09 Yemen

When Western jihadists return home

This week, European governments weigh up how best to deal with the threat of their citizens returning from waging jihad in Iraq and Syria. Next, we take you inside what was once...

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2014-09-02 Islamic State (IS)

Iraq: Water as a weapon of war

In Iraq, water is being used as a weapon of war. We look at how Islamic State militants still control certain key waterways. Next, 50 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas...

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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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