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Latest update : 2014-06-18

Iraq crisis: The reasons behind the sectarian divide

This week, Sunni militants led by the Islamist group ISIS make rapid territorial gains in Iraq, sparking renewed fears of an all-out sectarian war. In the absence of Iraqi troops, fighters from the autonomous region of Kurdistan keep order in a number of areas, fuelling more talk of independence for the region. Also, we take you to Egypt to meet an all-female police unit, created a year ago to stem the rise in sexual harassment of women in the country.

By Emilie COCHAUD , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Tom BURGES WATSON

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2014-12-16 cinema

Egypt: Gay community fears government crackdown

This week, homosexuals in Egypt are once again being targeted. A recent raid on a city centre hamam saw more than 30 men arrested. Next, we look at how relations soured between...

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2014-12-10 Syria

Syrian crisis: Where does Israel stand?

This week, Syria denounces what it says were two Israeli air strikes this weekend, one of them on Damascus airport. Next, we get a glimpse of life in Egypt's North Sinai region,...

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2014-12-02 Egypt

Egypt: The trial of Hosni Mubarak

This week, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been cleared over the killing of protestors during 2011's uprising. Then, the world food programme says a shortage of funds means...

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2014-11-25 Jerusalem

Israel: Business is booming in gun shops

This week, Jerusalem's gun ranges see a spike in business after a spate of deadly attacks in the city. Meanwhile, the Minister of Public Security has offered one possible...

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2014-11-18 Syria

Islamic State group's foreign killers

This week, the world has once again been shocked by the release of another gruesome video by the Islamic State organisation. Aid worker Peter Kassig is the fifth Western hostage...

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