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Latest update : 2014-06-03

Turkey: a wall to secure border with Syria

This week our reporters head to Turkey, a country which has been critised for failing to stop jihadists crossing its border. Then, as Syria votes we go to Homs. The birthplace of the revolution is now an empty shell and the few residents that have returned hope the vote will see order restored. And finally, Iran welcomes the Emir of Kuwait for a two day visit, the first of its kind in over 35 years.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN

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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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2014-12-23 Turkey

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

This month, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey for religious discrimination against the Alevis, a muslim minority in the country. They are fighting for their...

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