The World This Week

What's been happening around the world and why it matters


The Syrians move back in

Syrian forces moved back towards the Turkish border, after the Kurds asked them to help. Alliances are shifting rapidly in the Middle East. Also in this edition: Catalan separatists get long prison sentences; an upsurge in violence in Burkina Faso; Somalia opens its first blood bank for decades; and the effect of Brexit on British politics and society. (Picture: Bystanders watch as Syrian troops move into the formerly Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa. Credit: HO via AFP)


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