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Latest update : 2012-01-10

Syria: Arab League divided over observer mission

Critics say the Arab League’s monitoring mission in Syria is toothless and ineffective. We ask why it won't take bolder steps to stop the violence. Next, we meet the Iraqi Kurd forces keeping Kurdistan safe and stable amid the chaos. Finally, 40% of Egyptians cannot read or write. It's not just an educational challenge, but also an economic challenge to lift these families out of poverty.

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2016-05-03 Iraq

Iraq: Who is Moqtada al-Sadr?

This week, after his supporters storm Iraq's parliament, we bring you a profile of the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Also, our correspondents in Lebanon report on how a new...

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2016-04-26 Syria

Battle for Shaddadi: Interethnic coalition takes on IS group in Syria

This week, we bring you an excerpt from our exclusive documentary filmed in northern Syria. Our reporters gained access to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish...

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2016-04-19 Syria

Syria: Refugees recount life under IS group

In this week’s edition: The fight continues to oust Islamic State group jihadists from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. We meet some of the people who have...

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2016-04-12 Kurdistan

French volunteers fighting alongside Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq

Spurred on by the November Paris attacks, French nationals are joining the Kurdish Peshmerga to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq. But they find that being accepted isn't so...

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2016-04-06 Syria

Syria: Residents of Palmyra attempt to rebuild their lives

This week, we head to Palmyra. After Syrian troops recaptured the ancient city, we see how residents are slowly attempting to rebuild their lives. Also, Syrians prepare to vote...

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