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Latest update : 2011-12-06

Syrian crackdown: undercover in Homs

We bring you an exclusive report by TV channel France 2 from the Syrian city of Homs, where foreign reporters are not welcome. Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood expects a big win in Egypt's parliamentary elections - we look back on the movement's troubled history. Finally, any healthy democratic life comes with its dose of satire. One Egyptian man has launched a comedy show poking fun at politicians.

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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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2015-03-25 Iran

Iran-Oman: Smuggling in the strait of Hormuz

This week, we take you to the smuggling strait that lies between Oman and Iran. Flats-screen TVs or high energy drinks are all sailing through to markets in Tehran, despite...

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