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Europe's Plan for Putin - Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions? (part 2)

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Europe's Plan for Putin - Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

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Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacks

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Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

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Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. We also give you the perspective of a journalist from FRANCE 24’s Arabic desk. Every Tuesday at 4.15 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2010-07-19

Bashar al-Assad, 10 years in power

In Syria, Bashar al Assad celebrates ten years in power. One decade on, Syria has slowly come out of its international isolation. But it treads a fine line between its ties to Iran, and a fragile thaw with Western powers. In Iran, authorities suspend the execution Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. The woman convicted for adultery and sentenced to death by stoning. And in Egypt, smoking is very common among its population, and the government is now trying to introduce a smoking ban in Alexandria.

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2014-07-22 Syria

Gaza: children caught up in the conflict

This week with the Gaza conflict in its third week, we report on the dozens of Palestinian children who have lost their lives. Then, despite the daily threat of cross-border...

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2014-07-16 Kurdistan

Gaza: paramedics on the front line

Since Israel began "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza a week ago, more than 190 Palestinians have died. We meet the people whose job it is to try to save lives in Gaza. In Iraq,...

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2014-07-08 Syria

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Life under rocket fire

This week, Israel calls up thousands of reservists as it launches a deadly assault on Gaza. Also, the leader of the Islamist militant group ISIS makes an audacious public...

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2014-07-01 Ramadan

Iraq crisis: ISIS's online propaganda machine

This week, as jihadists claim to have established a "caliphate" in captured territories in Iraq and Syria, we examine their PR machine. Next, with the World Cup in full swing in...

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2014-06-24 refugees

Iraq crisis: Baghdad residents living in fear

This week, Iraq is in turmoil as ISIS jihadists continue to make sweeping gains. They're now within 100 km of the capital Baghdad. Next, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins a...

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