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Latest update : 2017-10-10

With jihadists on the way out, power struggles pose new threat to Iraq

In Iraq, the fight against the Islamic State group often saw opposing militia and troops come together in their bid to oust a common enemy. With that enemy now all but entirely eliminated, tensions between various factions are on the rise. Iraqi forces are currently present along the contested borders of Kurdistan, a region that voted for independence from Baghdad last month. Our reporters take a look at the different powers now at play in Iraq.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble.

By Simona FOLTYN , Oriane VERDIER

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Hiwa OSMAN

Former media advisor to former Iraqi president Talabani

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2018-01-19 Americas

The challenge of clearing Colombia of landmines

One year after Colombia signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebels, a key challenge is to clear the soil of anti-personnel mines and other explosives. After Afghanistan,...

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2018-01-18 Middle East

Rise of sandstorms plagues Middle East

Sandstorms have long been known to cause chaos in the Middle East - blocking out the sun in the middle of the day, or leaving passenger jets grounded on the airport tarmac. But...

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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Asia is increasingly weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste...

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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2018-01-15 Americas

Stolen medication sold on black market in Mexico

Mexico is dealing with a disturbing trend: mass robberies from pharmacies, hospitals and medical vehicles. The stolen medication is then sold on the black market, along with fake...

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