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Latest update : 2016-08-11

The murky world of arms-dealing: Fears for Middle East instability amid record weapon sales

French officials are celebrating another major arms deal with the sale of 30 military helicopters to Kuwait. The two countries are also fighting together in the coalition against the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, a Saudi-led coalition has recommenced airstrikes in Yemen after the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks. With billions of euros expected to be spent on weapons this year in the Middle East alone, some are warning that it's fuelling serious tension in an already unstable region.

Produced by Claire Brown, Yena Lee and Van Meguerditchian.

By Annette YOUNG

Our guests

Pieter Wezeman

Senior researcher, Arms and Military Expenditure Programme (SIPRI)

Miranda Patrucic

Investigative reporter, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peacemaker? Erdogan's historic visit to Greece

Even when Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supposed to be burying the hatchet, the Turkish president still somehow manages to take on all comers. He kicked off an historic two-day visit...

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2017-12-06 Israel

US President Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Donald Trump has announced that his country is recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city. What is the...

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2017-12-05 Brexit

Border bother: Theresa May scrambles to salvage Brexit breakthrough

On deadline day in Brussels, Theresa May was hoping for a breakthrough to finally take Brexit negotiations to the next level. But suddenly, the Northern Ireland’s first minister...

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2017-12-04 Yemen

Turning point for Yemen? Ex-president Saleh killed as alliance with Houthis crumbles

There seems to have been a turning point in the war in Yemen after Houthi rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as he fled the city following a breakdown of their...

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