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Syria: the inside UN observers mission

The government calls it burgeoning reform, the opposition “a shame”. Syria votes in parliamentary elections. In Egypt an upsurge in violence taints what many are calling the transition to democracy ahead of the presidential election, and we look at the supermodel playing a temptress in a spy movie set in Dubai.

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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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