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Mosul: Growing up under Islamic State group rule

By: Jeanne LAVENANT | Sanam SHANTYAEI Follow | Joanna COCKERELL | Tamara PAVAN

For three years, Iraqi teen Ferah was trapped in her room, as Mosul was taken over by the Islamic State group. That's where she kept a Facebook journal, expressing her fears and hopes while the militants were killing and displacing hundreds of thousands of people in her hometown.

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And in Yemen, the country’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has reportedly been killed by Houthi rebels who were his allies just a few days ago. His death has removed him from the complex equation that has plunged the Arab world's poorest country into a bloody conflict and sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

We also take a look at Donald Trump's plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested holy city of Jerusalem.

 

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