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Yemen conflict: What is Saudi Arabia's strategy?

By: Rochelle FERGUSON BOUYAHI | Jeanne LAVENANT | Joanna COCKERELL | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

Last week, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia formally ended its nearly month-long air campaign in Yemen. Reports on the ground, though, say that air strikes are continuing. What exactly is Riyadh's strategy and overarching goal in Yemen?

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Meanwhile, in Syria, the al Qaeda-affiliated al Nusra Front appears to be making a comeback. This as its biggest rival, the Islamic State group, is losing ground due to US-led coalition air strikes.

Also, in Jordan, there's hope for Syrian refugees who have lost limbs in the long-running conflict. A new technology could provide amputees with customised prosthetic limbs for a fraction of the current price. Our correspondents in Amman tell us more.

Finally, in Lebanon, we meet a male choreographer and dancer who is challenging gender stereotypes, creating a new approach to Egyptian folk dance.

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