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How does IS group finance itself?

This week, we look at how the Islamic State group finances its operations, one year after it declared a caliphate in the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria. Contraband oil is top of the list, but extortion and cotton sales are on it too.


Also, we head to Egypt, where the holy month of Ramadan gives many people the chance of an odd job for a few weeks. We tell you why.

Finally, we take you to Damascus, where nightlife provides an important release from the daily grind of war.

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