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Latest update : 2014-03-13

Syria: The Christians who have taken up arms

This week, a rare deal with the Syrian regime leads to the release of a group of nuns held captive by rebels for over three months. But the move does little to allay the Christian minority's fears over what could happen to them in a post-Assad Syria. Meanwhile, war has been declared on Iraq by Saudi Arabia and Qatar - or at least that's what Iraq's prime minister tells France 24's Marc Perelman.

By Eve IRVINE , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL

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2016-07-20 Turkey

Why the coup failed in Turkey

This week, we take a closer look at why the Turkish army failed to overthrow the government. Also, ten years after Israel attacked Lebanon, we meet the locals who are still...

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2016-07-12 Iraq

Iraq: The forgotten victims of the Baghdad bombing

This week, in the wake of the huge deadly attack in the Karrada district of Baghdad, we look at efforts to pay homage to the victims. Also, there’s outrage after Israel passes a...

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2016-07-05 Iraq

Iraq: Despite setbacks, IS group intensifies terror attacks

This week, we focus on a bloody end to Ramadan in Iraq: hundreds are killed as the Islamic State group unleashes more terror in Baghdad. Also, Israel announces plans to build...

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2016-06-28 Syria

Child refugees: Inside Turkey's hidden sweatshops

This week, we meet Syrian children in Turkey who are forced to work in sweatshops instead of being at school in yet another tragic consequence of the Syrian conflict. Also,...

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2016-06-21 Jordan

Iraq: Falluja's humanitarian crisis

This week, Falluja's inhabitants flee one hell only to arrive in another - we look at this latest humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, in Paris, restaurants across the capital open up...

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