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Latest update : 2013-10-09

Syria: the long journey of refugees

Risking his life to reach Europe: a 9-year-old Syrian refugee tells the story of his dangerous attempt at crossing the Mediterranean. Next, between corruption allegations, workers rights and schedule changes, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is coming under fire. Finally, we see how free-running has become the ultimate means of escape for young Palestinians.

By Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Jeanne Lavenant , Cécile Charlotte BERNET

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2015-07-28 Israel

Israel mulls force-feeding Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

This week, Israel is considering whether to force-feed Palestinian prisoners, held without trial or charge, who are using hunger strikes as a weapon of protest. This follows the...

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2015-07-21 Syria

Syria: The foreign volunteers fighting the IS group

This week, we take a look at Western volunteers who travel to Syria to fight against jihadists. Some don't have any military training, but are willing to risk their lives to...

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2015-07-14 Iran

Iran, six world powers strike historic nuclear deal

This week, Iran and six world powers settle their differences and present a 100-page nuclear agreement. We look at who conceded what. Next, we see why Syria is becoming a...

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2015-07-07 Gaza Strip

Iraqi Christians join forces against IS group

In Iraq, a new force is taking on the Islamic State group. After militias of Shiites, the country is now seeing Christians get involved in the fight for their country.

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2015-07-01 Syria

How does IS group finance itself?

This week, we look at how the Islamic State group finances its operations, one year after it declared a caliphate in the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria. Contraband oil...

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