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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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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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2014-09-23 Yemen

Video: Exclusive footage from jihadist stronghold of Raqqa in Syria

We bring you an exclusive report from the Syrian city of Raqqa, filmed by a female student who wanted to show the situation there after Islamic State group jihadists captured the...

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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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