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Latest update : 2016-01-21

Kuwait's minority Shiites on edge amid Iran-Saudi row

In Kuwait, Shiites make up around a third of the population. The current diplomatic crisis between Iran, a major Shiite power and Saudi Arabia, the Sunni leader in the region, is a source of concern for them. They were already targeted by the bombing of a Shiite mosque by the Islamic State group in June. The minority now fears being exposed to even more violence.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Laura Burloux and Claire Pryde.

By Miyuki DROZ ARAMAKI , Sylvain LEPETIT , Vikram SINGH

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2017-10-17 France

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

"Sentinelle" is the name of an ongoing military operation on French soil: French soldiers patrol the streets, acting as a first line of defence and a shield for potential...

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2017-10-16 Turkey

Turkey's brain drain: Turning their backs on limited freedom, declining economy

According to a report by Turkey's main opposition party, thousands of Turks chose to leave their country following last year's coup attempt on July 16. Most say they are worried...

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2017-10-13 Europe

Sebastian Kurz on track to become Austria's next chancellor

He's been dubbed the "Austrian Emmanuel Macron". Sebastian Kurz is only 31 years old, but he's on track to become Austria's new leader when the country heads to the polls this...

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2017-10-12 Europe

Carles Puigdemont: From journalist to Catalan independence leader

As Spain marks its national day, the Catalonia secession crisis hangs heavily over the kingdom. Our correspondents in Spain decided to take a closer look at the 54-year-old...

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2017-10-11 Americas

Brazil's never-ending crisis: Will Temer be impeached next?

It's been over a year since Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, was impeached for manipulating the public accounts. Today, her successor Michel Temer finds himself...

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