Middle East matters

Embedded with elite French forces fighting IS group

This week we head to Iraq's border with Syria, where French special forces are taking part in the fight against the Islamic State group. One French paratrooper was even killed this week during the operation. We bring you a special report from the ground in Iraq.


Meanwhile, in Egypt, residents of tower blocks in Alexandria are dicing with death as many of the structures violate building laws. Some have even collapsed, killing those inside or crushing passers-by.

And in Israel, tens of thousands of Africans who survived a perilous journey across the Sinai peninsula and sought asylum are now living in limbo. Some even fear deportation, although they've lived in the country for over a decade.


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