Middle East matters

Islamic State group’s increasing presence in Yemen

This week we investigate whether the Islamic State (IS) group’s increasing presence in Yemen might derail the peace process between Houthi rebels and the pro-government forces that are backed by Riyadh. Also, we take a look at the upcoming elections in Saudi Arabia in which women will be able to vote for other women for the very first time in the kingdom’s history.

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Finally, we head to Iran where a drought is threatening not just rural areas but also cities.

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