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France's chronic umemployment problem

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2010-01-18

Inside Iran's nuclear programme

Coming up this week: who killed a Tehran university nuclear physics professor? Iran's president describes Zionist methods but dissidents are dubious. They point to his support for the country's pro-reform movement. French supermarket giant Carrefour's roundabout foray into Iran, the little village cut in half by Israel and Lebanon, and that wants to be Syrian, and the lie detector test Israelis might be exporting to an airport terminal near you.

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2015-03-25 Iran

Iran-Oman: Smuggling in the strait of Hormuz

This week, we take you to the smuggling strait that lies between Oman and Iran. Flats-screen TVs or high energy drinks are all sailing through to markets in Tehran, despite...

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2015-03-17 Syria

Syrian crisis: Four years of civil war

In this special edition we focus on Syria, four years after the uprising began there. Over 200,000 people have been killed and 10 million others forced to flee their homes. Many...

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2015-03-10 Israel

Special edition: New stakes in Israel's general election

This week, Middle East Matters focuses entirely on Israel's general elections, due to take place on March 17.

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2015-03-04 Yazidi

Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

Two Iraqi children who managed to escape from the Islamic State group (IS) have told FRANCE 24 that the jihadists planned to turn them into child soldiers. The two cousins, who...

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2015-02-24 Syria

French journalist 'recruited' by IS group via Facebook

This week, a French journalist investigates how the Islamic State group recruits would-be jihadists online by pretending to be a young French girl who had recently converted to...

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