Middle East matters

Mosul girls learn to swim a year after city’s liberation from IS group

It's been just over a year since the Iraqi city of Mosul was liberated from the Islamic State group. Some 870,000 people have since returned to their hometown in a bid to rebuild their lives. Some are doing things that would have been unimaginable a year ago. One of them is Omar Ibrahim, a swimming instructor who is putting together a team of 12 young girls.


In Turkey, the Lira continues to fluctuate against the US dollar. This after it hit a record low over fears of Ankara's deepening rift with Washington. According to S&P Global ratings, the country will likely face a recession in the coming year. Yoka Royer has the details.

And Palestinian residents have been waiting for their mail delivery for eight years. Ten tons of letters and packages have finally arrived after Israel released the batch in what it calls a "goodwill gesture".

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