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There has been plenty of reaction from cartoonists around the world in response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo. That includes those from here, in the Middle East. Becky got the chance to meet up with Egyptian cartoonist Sherif Arafa to get his views on the attacks in Paris.FULL STORY
Last week, Becky moderated a Town Hall in Dubai where she put the results of our #Influencer2014 online voting to a group of leading opinion-makers from across the Middle East.
They had the opportunity to discuss why the Middle Eastern Refugee, Saudi King Abdullah and ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi came out ahead of the other candidates on our list.
Afterwards the audience gathered in the Town Hall voted on who they think had the most impact on regional affairs in the past year. This is the clip of our guests discussing the reasons they think Al Baghdadi had the most influence.
Libyan Health Minister, Rieda El Oakley, says the United Nation's decision to label country "unsafe" is preventing much-needed humanitarian aid to get into the country and is worsening the crisis on the ground. El Oakley says the political vacuum in the country can only be solved if Libyans engage in honest dialogue.
The Syrian town of Kobani has been a symbolic place in the fight against ISIS. But, American photojournalist Jodi Hilton is focusing on a different side of the city. She wants you to know about the old tradition of women's facial tattoos.