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Latest update : 2011-07-12

Syria's opposition divided on strategy

This week we meet Zahi Hawass: the Egyptian Antiquities Minister's business dealings attract as much attention as his latest excavation. In Syria the opposition still can't find consensus as the nation battles to push Bashar al-Assad from power. And the arrest of two prominent rabbis sparks a furor in Israel.

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2015-04-28 Yemen

Yemen conflict: What is Saudi Arabia's strategy?

Last week, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia formally ended its nearly month-long air campaign in Yemen. Reports on the ground, though, say that air strikes are continuing. What...

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2015-04-21 Yemen

Terrorism: IS group's influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

This week, by targeting Afghanistan and Ethiopia, the Islamic State group is adding to the list of countries on the receiving end of its deadly terror tactics. Next, we head to...

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2015-04-14 Syria

Syria: Meeting IS group prisoners captured by Kurdish forces

This week, we hear from Islamic State group jihadists taken prisoner by Kurdish forces in Syria. They minimise reports of the group's atrocities. Next, we head to Egypt, where a...

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2015-04-07 Syria

Syria: The Yarmouk camp battleground

This week, the United Nations calls for the immediate evacuation of refugees in Yarmouk as the Islamic State group and other insurgents battle it out there. Next, we head to...

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2015-03-31 Yemen

Iraq: Sunni militias fight alongside Peshmerga fighters

This week, we head to Iraq where Peshmerga fighters enroll Sunni Arab fighters to help in the battle against the Islamic State group. Next, we look at the regional power struggle...

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