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Latest update : 2014-01-15

On patrol with Baghdad's bomb disposal squad

This week, our reporters meet the explosives experts in Baghdad who risk their lives every day by defusing devices. Next, he was venerated by supporters as a warrior and seen by critics as a war criminal: Israel's Ariel Sharon is finally laid to rest. Finally, Egyptians cast their ballots for a new constitution in a poll seen by many as a verdict on Morsi's removal.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Eve IRVINE , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL

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2014-10-28 Jerusalem

Aleppo: A city in ruins

This week, the Syrian army appears to regain control of Aleppo, which was once the country's commercial hub. The city now lies in ruins. Next, Israel announces that it's pressing...

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2014-10-21 Syria

Anti-IS group fighters: When foreigners join the fight against jihadists

This week, we see how European citizens are leaving home to join the fight against the Islamic state organisation in Syria or Iraq. Next, in Lebanon, many sex workers are the...

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2014-10-14 Syria

Battle for Kobani: Kurds take up arms

This week, Turkey's 15 million Kurds went fury at Ankara for not doing enough to help with the battle against jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Then, an international donor conference...

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2014-10-07 jihad

Syria: The battle for strategic border town of Kobani

This week, Kurdish militia battle to defend the strategic Syrian town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State organisation. Next, reality TV gets very real in...

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2014-09-30 Turkey

Turkey's strategy towards the Islamic State group

This week, Ankara weighs up joining the coalition against the Islamic State organisation. Also, as the jihadists continue their brutal campaign, we report on how Sunni Arabs are...

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