Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PRESS

'Welcome to your new life (in prison)' Danish paper says to convicted killer Peter Madsen

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Handshakes and private toilets: How Koreas' summit is planned to (media) perfection

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South African unions strike over proposed minimum wage

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Access to books: ‘Libraries are at the very heart of what makes people free’

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Facebook adds users, boosts revenue despite data scandal

Read more

THE DEBATE

Macron on Capitol Hill: Speech before Congress emphasises 'democratic values'

Read more

THE DEBATE

Macron in Washington: Can he change Trump's foreign policy?

Read more

FOCUS

Catalonia's pro-independence movement tempted by radicalisation

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'May ’68', Director’s Fortnight reloaded, 'A Paris Education'

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-01-03

The rise and fall of IS group in the Middle East

The year of 2017 was marked by the demise of the Islamic State (IS) group after US-led coalition forces ousted the group from its former strongholds in Iraq and Syria. Iraq has since declared it is free from the Islamist militants, but what does the future hold for Iraq and Syria? What about the devastation the jihadists left behind? Our reporter James André and FRANCE 24’s expert on jihadist networks Wassim Nasr try to answer these questions.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Dheepthika LAURENT , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2018-04-25 Lebanon

Susan Meiselas: Kurdistan through the lens

This week we meet Susan Meiselas, an American documentary photographer who is currently showing her Kurdistan series at the Jeu de Paume museum here in Paris. This exhibition...

Read more

2018-04-17 Iraq

The beekeeper who helped save Sinjar women

Our guest this week is Dunya Mikhail, an Iraqi writer who's just released a book about Yazidi women held captive by the Islamic State group. She joins us from New York to talk...

Read more

2018-04-10 Prince Salman of Saudia Arabia

Prince charming? Mohammed bin Salman strengthens ties with France

This week, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman travelled to the French capital. On the agenda with French President Emmanuel Macron were war and crisis in the Middle...

Read more

2018-04-03 landmines

The lethal legacy of landmines in Iraq

According to the United Nations, Iraq is the fifth most mined country in the world, with 59 landmines per square mile. One organisation, Nadia's Initiative, is pushing for the...

Read more

2018-03-27 Egypt

Egypt election: Sisi's troubling human right record

First we head to Egypt, where the incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is running for a second term. Ahead of the vote, Egyptian authorities carried out a string of arbitrary...

Read more