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Turkey targets both IS group and Kurds in Iraq

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Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2012-11-13

Syrian opposition strikes unity deal

Has the Syrian opposition finally got its act together? A new coalition has been created, which the West hopes will offer a credible and united alternative to the Assad regime. Meanwhile, Kuwait is celebrating half a century since the birth of its constitution, but protesters say this has coincided with an unconstitutional move by the monarch. Finally, we look at how France is benefiting from the business boom in Qatar.

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2015-07-21 Syria

Syria: The foreign volunteers fighting the IS group

This week, we take a look at Western volunteers who travel to Syria to fight against jihadists. Some don't have any military training, but are willing to risk their lives to...

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2015-07-14 Iran

Iran, six world powers strike historic nuclear deal

This week, Iran and six world powers settle their differences and present a 100-page nuclear agreement. We look at who conceded what. Next, we see why Syria is becoming a...

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2015-07-07 Gaza Strip

Iraqi Christians join forces against IS group

In Iraq, a new force is taking on the Islamic State group. After militias of Shiites, the country is now seeing Christians get involved in the fight for their country.

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2015-07-01 Syria

How does IS group finance itself?

This week, we look at how the Islamic State group finances its operations, one year after it declared a caliphate in the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria. Contraband oil...

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2015-06-23 Iraq

Islamic State group: One year of a self-styled 'caliphate'

It's been one year since the Islamic State group declared a "caliphate" in the territories it controls in Syria and Iraq. We look at what has changed for people living in the...

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