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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

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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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2017-10-18 Communist Party of China

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidated grip on power

Xi Jinping showing rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's to further consolidate his grip on power. Xi's...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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2017-10-11 Europe

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule....

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