Middle East matters

Syria: The battle for strategic border town of Kobani

This week, Kurdish militia battle to defend the strategic Syrian town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State organisation. Next, reality TV gets very real in Iraq: we take you behind the scenes of a hugely successful Iraqi TV show with an astonishing storyline. Finally, pilgrims taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage anger conservative clerics by taking selfies along their journey.